could you handle a 150 pound catfish?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by HOKIEFISHER, Mar 31, 2009.

could your rods handle a 150 pounder?

  1. I'm certain my rods could handle a 150 pounder

  2. I'm not sure if they could or not

  3. I know my rods couldn't handle a 150 pounder

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  1. HOKIEFISHER

    HOKIEFISHER New Member

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    There was anouther poll asking if there were anymore 150# catfish out there, and I was wondering who thought they could get it in if you were to hook one?
    I'm pretty sure I couldn't handle a 150 pounder with the set ups I have now.
     
  2. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    this is what we need a newbie posting great followups like this 1 . as for my polls and me i dont think i could handle a 150 pounder im to wore out and my tAckle is a lil lite. the excitement would be to much i would over work him or her i reckon and it would be another fish tale
     

  3. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    my catfish rigs have to double as salt water rigs to and ive caught rays up to 150 lbs and sharks up to 300 on the rigs i catfish with so unless it gets in the rocks or woods im sure my rigs would handle a 150 lb.cat.i sure would like to get the chance any way. lol
     
  4. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Why, certainly! :wink::smile2::wink: BTW: Welcome to the BOC from sunny South Carolina!

    Bill in SC
     
  5. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    I have no doubt my rigs could handle the job...plus due to my livewell I feel firm that I could transport the fish safely to get him certified and then back to his home....
     
  6. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    I know my equipment would hold up, not sire if I could though :eek:oooh: :smile2:
     
  7. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    Umm, if you're in doubt about your gears ability, better take up bream fishing and leave the big cats alone. LOL. Besides, I always need a new bait supplier. :smile2:
     
  8. HOKIEFISHER

    HOKIEFISHER New Member

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    My set ups are cheap 7-8ft MH rods, 3 have 30lb Fire line and okuma ABF50s, a Basspro Catmaxx with 30lb p-line, and a few other assorted reels. I expect it would be rite fun to hook one, untill the fish got down to my backing then I'd probaly get real worried real quick.
     
  9. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    Those old Penn 209's are a beast. I would feel super confident my rods and reels could handle it. Now I usually only run 30 pound line so it might give out though.
     
  10. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    if your in a boat and can keep your cool you might be able to throw your anchor and set off on the battle of a life time. if your on the bank lol not gonna happen fella unless you can run a clear mile either way real fast. most of these fellas are lying a 150 pounder would give them cat fever ,they would loose control and over kill would happen . i know i would
     
  11. bnorth

    bnorth New Member

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    A good fisherman could land a big fish on sub par gear. With proper control of your drag I think you'd be suprised what you can land. I would be less concerned with my gear and more concerned with how I am playing the fish. I think the only big gear concern would be possibly bent hooks or light line in heavy cover.
     
  12. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    id like to find out:wink:
     
  13. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    I am sure me and my rigs would hold up. I also use my stuff for salt and freshwater. I have caught Grouper over #400 so I know I could handle it and I use Star custom rods with Penn reels spooled up with #100 Power Pro, so I am sure my gear could handle it. I hope I get the chance to find out :wink:.
     
  14. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Ugly Stik all the way baby !!!!!
     
  15. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    My rod/reel would be fine but I would have quite a time trying to fit it in my net.
     
  16. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    I don't know. I have 3 Ugly Stick catfish series with Ambassadeurs and a Cat Maxx (Bass Pro Shops) with a Ambassadeur. All of them are spooled with 20 lb. Excel line. I would give it hell though !!!!! I might jump in after it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smile2:
     
  17. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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  18. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    You can land a 150 from the bank... the former 121lb record, and several other former records were all caught from the bank. I believe that the 121lb was caught on 25lb line, a spinning reel, and a surf rod. Standard stuff for most bank fisherman on big waters. :wink:
     
  19. thunt713

    thunt713 New Member

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    I think you could catch a 150lb fish on a ultra light if you work the fish accordley to your equipment .:cool2:
     
  20. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Maybe in a small lake, but definitely not in a fast moving river. I highly doubt a 150 lb. fish would be in a lake anyway, so probably not. :cool2: