Finally got me a decent channel catfish....

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by Damian_Storm, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    i had a few hours to kill today so i shot down to the white river near martinsville ...i had a few good runs but nothin to major then i inally caught me a 35" channel..had a tape measure but, no scale...this fish has had a rough life , the left pectoril fin had that bone broke off , it's left eye looked like it had been hooked before and his big left whisker was broke off too and the top of his head was skinned up...poor fella .. lol..now that i think about it , i hooked him on the left ...atleast it was a good clean hook set..
     
  2. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    Man, Sounds like a big flaty got ahold of him!!! A 35" channel is a NICE one, good job bro.
     

  3. tanner

    tanner New Member

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    congratulations...35" is an exceptional size for a channel. congratulations!
     
  4. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz Active Member

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    Great catch Dave, way to go!
     
  5. shania

    shania New Member

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    35" is good for a Channel Cat. "Way to go" :0a23:

    Take it easy
    Bert:cool2:
    (Shaina)
     
  6. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Thats a huge channel cat for sure, probably a 20-lber.
     
  7. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Those big old Channels sure do have their scars & war wounds don't they. Great job.
     
  8. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    great catch dave, i haven't fished that stretch of the river in years. going to give it a try. maybe see ya there sometime.good luck, catch ya later lenny.
     
  9. ScottWiseman

    ScottWiseman New Member

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    Way to go Dave! Nice fish.
     
  10. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    Sounds like he had quite a history. Imagine being that size and still on the menu. Never get a break.
     
  11. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    Nice fish, that's a beauty.
     
  12. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    thanks for the good words everyone..that old cat's back in the water so hopefully one of will catch him in the future...
     
  13. HoosierPoleCat

    HoosierPoleCat New Member

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    storm that is an awesome channel @ 35" sounds like the old boy has been around for awhile. Great catch bud.
     
  14. mjbarby

    mjbarby New Member

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    great catch, congrats