Finally caught a Michigan channel catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL MICHIGAN TALK' started by catfishing is fun, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    i finaly caught my first michigan channel cat not too big but i was pretty excited, it was about 3-4 lbs its fate SANDWICH lol yumm
     
  2. flatheadmaniac

    flatheadmaniac New Member

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    dont matter what size it was as long as you had fun catching it.
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    that will be a very tastey "samich" congrats
     
  4. savage308

    savage308 New Member

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    Congratulations....... It's not the size of the catch its the experience.... Keep up the good work......
     
  5. bwanatony

    bwanatony New Member

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    Go Marshall!
    See, there are cats in Michigan!
    Enjoy your catch of the day. Points for you, too.
    Tony
     
  6. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    ok i tried my sandwich idea and wow bone pickin is hard when its mixed with bread (sorry for the bad image) dose anyone know any sites with like step by steps on cleaning and deboning catfish cause my moms boyfriend dose the cleaning and he leaves in the bone
     
  7. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Congrats Marshall, check the library. There are step by step instructions in there.

    ST
     
  8. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    thanks seedtick
     
  9. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    my secret bait for this absolute monster, is chickin liver, i still havent mastered the art of getting them to stay on the hook for repeated casts thoe
     
  10. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    Marshall,

    Why not gety out to the maple river gathering August 19th? Where are you at in MI? Is it reasonable driving distance from the maple where I can pick ya up, OR someone can drop you offr or better yet join ya?

    Ill show ya how to clean a kitty, man. Theyre a breeze.

    Sal
     
  11. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    there are a few tricks like drying and curing the livers. What I havee found to help without all of the other stuff is buying my livers a couple days ahead of time and then spread them out on a plate cut to size and coat heavily with salt and garlic powder on both sides. then put all of the livers back in the container and into the fridge until you need them. The salt helps toughen the liver and the garlic well its for flavor and scent.
     
  12. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Congrats pal keeper rollin . try frying , rolled in crushed cheese crackers .
    Brian
     
  13. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    Marshall a fish sandwich is a great hounor for a catfish. I say we should hounor more of them maybe some fries and hushpupies also.
     
  14. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Get you a spool of sewing thread ,break on about 8-10 inches ,put liver on hook and wrap thread around liver tight .That should help keep it on better. Works for me anyway. Good Luck!!
     
  15. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations Marshall your on your way now.
     
  16. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Congrats on the catch brother, glad ya got your first channel.
     
  17. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Congrats on the catch!! I filet the few that i keep each year...no bones!
     
  18. michiganwhitetailRLM

    michiganwhitetailRLM New Member

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    It makes me a happy boy to hear ya got your first channel here!!! You should try fileting them. You dont have to remove the head or the inards, and leaves little clean up. Youll be eatin them fish samiches a whole lot faster. Great goin bro!