Great Miami River monster channel catfish!

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by dinkbuster1, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    busted my personal best channel record today by 4lbs. fought this Behemoth (16.15, close enough to 17 for me!) for 1hr on a medium heavy trolling rod with 15lb test in heavy current. thought for sure i had a 30+lb flattie, but im more happy with this channel than a big flattie, never imagined there was a channel in this river this size! pics do this fish no justice but the film on the camcorder does:big_smile: also a pic of Nightprowlers ANOREXIC 8lb 'er. other than this it was a slow day, we got about 10 channels and a small flattie in 6hrs.
     

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  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Very nice channels brothers. Both are awesome fish. Congrats on the catches. Where were those a few weeks ago when I was out there?? LMAO
     

  3. Nightprowler

    Nightprowler New Member

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    Yeah it was kinda slim it shoulda been between 10 to 12 lbs.
     
  4. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    That is a nice big Channel. That other one needed to fatten up for you.
     
  5. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Sweet, Sweet, Sweet!
     
  6. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Congrats on the cats and your PB!!!
     
  7. catcatcher311

    catcatcher311 New Member

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    Man that had to be fun 17 pounds the biggest one I have ever caught would have went 12 he jumped and almost spooled me on my set up.
     
  8. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    congrats on the nice fish :big_smile:
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    That fish is a trophy for sure!
     
  10. shania

    shania New Member

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    Those are some very nice Channels Mike :eek:oooh:

    They look like some of the ones that we get out here in the Ca. Delta.
    "Congrats"!
    :0a23:

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:
     
  11. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    WOW!!!!!!!! That's a big channel!
     
  12. cnwamw

    cnwamw New Member

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    awesome fish man those are big channels
     
  13. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    a picture is worth a thousand words
    they also do give the fish justice
     
  14. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Congrats that are sure nice cats :0a20:
     
  15. hungoalie

    hungoalie New Member

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    Holy cow thats a huge channel. Must have been fun in the current.Congrats
     
  16. chubbahead

    chubbahead Member

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    Dink, congrats man. That is a monster channel. Beats my best by a lot. I have no idea what my best is, I never used to weigh them. Probably around ten to eleven.

    But, for real, an hour? That is one **** of a fight.
     
  17. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Dink! That is one awesome Channel Cat! Thanks for posting the photos!:0a31:
     
  18. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    That is one of the biggest channels i've seen!! Nice job
     
  19. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Nice fish Dink glad to see you fishin for catfish again :lol:
     
  20. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    Nice fish Bro Congrats! Yep those large C.cats can put up one hell of a fight.