First Blue Catfish

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by CatfishHateMe, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    Caught my first blue cat last night about 12:15am fishing off the bank in a private lake. We had only been fishin there for about 15 minutes when my rod started getting tugged on real slow and gentle. Then all a sudden it just shot down and I set the hook and felt this nice blue on the end of my line. After about a 5 minute fight i got him to the bank. Weighted 35 pounds. My rod and reel were a 10 foot spinning rig with 30 pound test and a 6/0 octopus hook. Bait was cut creek chubs. Fun fish to catch and my first blue cat.
     

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  2. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    And to make it clear right now, the fish was released to fight again.
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    that is a great fish. Most folks hope to catch a fish like that in their life. Congrats and keep us posted on future trips
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats Jason on your first blue. 35# WOW. What a great start.
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on your First Blue!
     
  6. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Congrats! That is a real nice cat. :big_smile:
     
  7. OhioRiverCatfisher

    OhioRiverCatfisher New Member

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    Good job on your first blue!! 35# is great! By doing the CPR you know he is there for another day...hope ya meet him again someday.......
     
  8. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Hope you didn't get spoiled.........bad news is you set the bar high for your next PB, good news is you get to fish all those hours tryin to top it.
    I'm just playin' bud, I'm green.......or should I say Blue with envy. wish we had blues and flatties here.


    Richard
     
  9. duckbuster

    duckbuster New Member

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    Congrats! 35lbs. is awsome for your first blue! :wink:
     
  10. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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  11. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Great catch! Your gonna be spoiled now. My first Blue was only a 1/2 pounder. I've managed to hit the 5 lb. mark since. I hope you keep catch'in em bigger! Good Luck!!!!!:wink:
     
  12. CATFISHERMAN001

    CATFISHERMAN001 New Member

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    Great fish, hey 35# fish is a great fish anytime. 1st or 101st. Congrats on your catch and release.