Finally caught my first "big" catfish

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by catatonic, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. catatonic

    catatonic New Member

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    33 lb. channel, too bad I thought it was a blue (someone nearby told me so and I didn't question it). Turns out it was a lake record for sure and within 3 1/2 lbs of the state record. It was a great fish, just a little dissapointed that I didn't know. That won't happen again. :cursing: I'll try to get pictures up soon.
     
  2. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Now that is one big channel buddy. Most folks haven't caught a channel that big, way ta go there. :)
     

  3. Nate

    Nate New Member

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    good job!

    I have yet to break the 30lb mark. :mad:
     
  4. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Nice channel, that's a trophy size channel anywhere you go.
     
  5. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

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    Congrats on the trophy cat brother wish you many more like that one.
     
  6. Rigo

    Rigo New Member

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    Way to go Catatonic! So what kinda fight did the monster channel give ya?
     
  7. brian sax

    brian sax New Member

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    nice catch! i hope you go get more of them big fish
     
  8. catatonic

    catatonic New Member

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  9. stickthrower

    stickthrower New Member

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    Heck of a good fish! Way to go, now you are "hooked" for sure, & congrats.
    Frank :grin-big:
     
  10. playinghooky

    playinghooky New Member

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    grats on the catch im still looking for a big one
     
  11. catfishguy7

    catfishguy7 New Member

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    nice fish man.. im pretty new at this site...that's a huge channel...my biggest is 24lbs and it put a hell of a fight so i cant imagine what that one did... goodluck.. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Butchy

    Butchy New Member

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    Congrats on a great fish! You know, I wonder how many other big channels have been called blues. I heard so many stories from my home lake about people catching nice blue cats but it turns out there aren't any blue cats in there. The 30lber that I caught a few weeks ago could have easily been mistaken for a blue. In fact, I had to count the rays on the anal fin to be sure. If I hadn't known how to identify it, I would have called it a blue because you don't expect to catch a channel that big. When I caught mine I was using bluegill and thinking flatheads, what were you using for bait and were you after channels.
     
  13. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Good job dude! keep it.
     
  14. Mr Phatkat

    Mr Phatkat New Member

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    nice fish...I've never caught a channel over 19lbs, and that was a fluke. I caught it on a jitterbug (yeah, topwater bass lure)!
     
  15. cat4life

    cat4life New Member

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    Awesome fish. Wish I could hook in to one of those. congrats.
     
  16. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Congrats on the great catch!

    Now give us some pointers! :worship:
     
  17. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    WOW get them pics bro. a 33# channel. thats a hog. congrats brother.
     
  18. Catfight

    Catfight New Member

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    Nice Channel Cat brother, I don't think they get that big in my area. At least I've never caught one of them. I love a good Catfight.
     
  19. shania

    shania New Member

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    "Wow 33lbs"! - And I thought that the Channel that I got this year (21 lbs.) was nice - Now that's what I call a nice Channel. :D

    "Nice Job"

    Take It Easy Buddy,
    Bert :cool: