Finally got my personal catfish fishery goin!!

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by TX Fisherman, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    i have a small creek in my backyard thats dammed up, it gets to abut 5 feet deep, and for about a year now ive been stocking catfish in it, some got to about a pound, but thats about teh biggest i saw, but today i caught a 8lb blue!! it was awesoem i put him back and i hope he can get bigger and make big babies!!
     
  2. Zing

    Zing Member

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    Thats great to hear I hope you have a lot of fun. Lets us know how it progresses
     

  3. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    Thats a cool thing you have going. Keep us posted on how it is going. Do you feed the cats to help them grow?
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    That is very nice TX.
     
  5. CAPTAIN JACK

    CAPTAIN JACK New Member

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    congrats on your catch,, keep it up...:big_smile:
     
  6. kingdawes

    kingdawes New Member

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    Looks like those blue gills paid off. Nice going. One day you'll catch the big one out of there
     
  7. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    I hope you got 2 of them in there, It makes that baby thing a lot easier,
     
  8. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Nice work Kevin. Kudos for the release.
     
  9. Big B

    Big B New Member

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    Sounds like it was fun. It's great to see young people interested and helping with the conservation of our fish and wildlife. Keep up the good work.
     
  10. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    never dries up, its spring fed, but the flooding thing is a problem, there is a dam and at the moment im working on cover for them if it floods, but i caught that big one again (not on purpose, i was fishing for turtles to relocate em) and let him go, i caught 4 flatheads too, about 1-2 pounds, i started throwing scraps of food in but i will try and get some dog food and feed em on a regular basis,
     
  11. Skunk River Cat

    Skunk River Cat New Member

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    Thats neat. Give it some years and who knows what'll ya'll have.
     
  12. Jerry Haack Jr.

    Jerry Haack Jr. New Member

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    Nice work.. :cool2:
     
  13. bigmaac73

    bigmaac73 Member

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    put some gills in there, if there arent any already and there will be food for a while. Some other minners will be good too.
     
  14. rodenberg

    rodenberg New Member

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    nice work! I hope you dont have otters down there. If they found a small steam full of cats that was damed off they would have a hay day.
     
  15. bigsmitty13

    bigsmitty13 New Member

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    Sounds like you have a nice spot. I am looking to do almost the same thing at my place.
     
  16. Claude

    Claude New Member

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    Don't let your pets get in the creek.
     
  17. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    hey tx
    when do we get to have the boc gathering at your place? jk. thats kool as grits. me and my bro.s must have tried to dam up a creek a thousand times. somehow we only got wet and tired. cought plenty of leaches though.
    keep up the pond and have a blast.
     
  18. catfishking35

    catfishking35 New Member

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    thats awesome i wish i had my own private lake wit nothing under 30lbs that would b sweet
     
  19. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    5ft of water is a lot to dry up, even in the driest conditions. however flooding is very likely with a dammed creek:big_smile:
     
  20. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    hey kevin, get a minnow trap and trap yourself a ton of minnows. toss them in the creek and before you know it there will be thousands. thats what we did in our farm pond.