Debbie gets her first Blue Catfish

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by Malichi1970, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    Me and Deb went fishing tonight hit the Meramec and a little of the Mississippi with both fish coming off the Meramec. We got a channel that was about 3.6lbs. and Debbie got her first Blue....17.6lbs. !!!!

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  2. BEHITJ

    BEHITJ New Member

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    You might want to take a closer look at that fish because it looks to me like a big male channel cat.Nice fish and congrats it's a dandy!!!!
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Congrats to Debbie on her fish and for the PB!
     
  4. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Way to go, Debbie, way to go!!!

    It does look like a beat up post spawn male, but definitely a Blue. Look at the anal fin & rounded tail. John, you've been around, what are you seeing I don't see?
     
  5. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    It was definatly beat all to hell, looked like that fish had one hell of a time during the spawn. The channel we caught I brought home and it still had eggs in it.
     
  6. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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    Congrats Deb on PB
     
  7. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Way to go Deb. Nice fish.
     
  8. BEHITJ

    BEHITJ New Member

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    I'm not sure what I was seeing I was looking more at the head area. I guess I was tripping.:confused2::confused2::confused2:
     
  9. Mr Okie

    Mr Okie New Member

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    Congrats :big_smile: :big_smile: on your PB blue now go out and set a new PB.:wink:
     
  10. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    The curse is OVER!:smile2: Congratulations on a new PB Debbie!
     
  11. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    Way to go Debbie.Thats a good looking fish.
     
  12. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Woooohoooooo Deb!!!!!! Great Catch. Congratulations on your new personal best. Thats a nice fish! Thanks for the photos guys.

    When you get some time, would you mind fowarding the pictures to gatewaycats@yahoo.com

    Thx
     
  13. Beckman

    Beckman New Member

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    Congrats on your bluecat Debbie.:big_smile: Looks like a channel cat though. We fished the Sippi over the past couple of days and almost all of the channel cats we boated were full of eggs.
     
  14. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Nice blue Deb... Congrats on ur new PB.. You'll break that in no time.. Maybe teach Ol' Mike a thing r 2 about catfishing....lol:wink:
     
  15. Dredge

    Dredge Member

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    That's a fine fish!Congrats.
     
  16. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    Congrats!
     
  17. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    So did Deb and Ole Jer have the same arrangement? First fish? Is ole Jer out of the UFC? I know he was on the water all weekend and even had some rods in the boat. Well uncle Jer did you catch a fish?
     
  18. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    great fish for sure, any blue over 15 pounds is a hell of a fish on the meramec. its good to see that some of them are finishing up with the spawn, hopefully that means they will start biting again and you'll be able to blow that one out of the water.
     
  19. sjohn58

    sjohn58 Guest

    Congrats to Debbie on her fish and for the PB!
     
  20. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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    way to go on the pb debbie