I Dont Know What It Is!!! But Its Big!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by trfoster, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. trfoster

    trfoster New Member

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    Well I've been down to the river several times,about every other week and been doing my usual catfishing and 2 times useing brim and 2 times useing shad, I have had something biggggg grab my bait and run down river with it.I have drag set and this thing is so big and strong that it runs my 20lb test slap out and snaps the line like its thread! SO im going to 50lb mono and 5/0 hook.I've always used steel leaders as alot of you know but I'm going to try something diffrent.I've used mono before but have had big cats fray threw it but this time I have took 50lb mono and hand braided it into 18inch leader line with heavy duty swivels on each end. hope this holds it.Im pretty sure this is a biggg flat and has moved into a 12 to 15 foot deep hole off the bank about 60 to 80 feet out from where I fish! maybe more than one not sure but they are getting the best of me right now and its time to get down and dirty.if the 50lb dont hold ill move up to 80lb and so on till i get this or these monsters!!:angry:
     
  2. boozer

    boozer New Member

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    cant wait to see the picture. Good luck
     

  3. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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    it might be a grass carp sucking it up, when it was feeding on bottom's algey> But i might be wrong it might be a MONSTER catfish!
    GOOD LUCK
     
  4. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz Active Member

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    Any large Gar in the area you are fishing in? What about large striper? Just a thought.
     
  5. trfoster

    trfoster New Member

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    Well I thought it could be striper since I did land that 15lb one a few months ago.because he did the samething but i dont know this is diffrent kind of hard to explain. what ever it or they are it is biggg and when I SAY SNAP 20LB TEST LIKE THREAD IM NOT OVER DRAMATIZEING!! My leaders are holding but my line aint so im going to 50lb and up til i get it right and land his/her or ther butts. I WILL PROVAIL AND HAVE THE PIC OF WHAT EVER IT IS!! I HOPE!:lol:
     
  6. Big Country01

    Big Country01 New Member

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    well good luck and we are waiting on photos.......
     
  7. field989

    field989 New Member

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    just a thought but is your drag set right? , sorry if i misunderstood your post,

    good luck though hope u chatch it
     
  8. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    You never did say what size reel you are using or what kind. I would go to a 7/0 kahle and 80lb leader with 50lb main line. Once you hang him I hope you r/r is up to the task. Good Luck Brother!!!
     
  9. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    Post the coordinates. I'm sure some member will be more than happy to help you get it out by hook or crook. ROTFLOL.
     
  10. qball

    qball New Member

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    Well I hope you catch whatevers there and post some pics.
     
  11. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    If it oinks its a HOG
    If it has steel shoes its a HOSS
    If it has fins it might be a MERMAID
    If it has whiskers it might be ARLINGTON
    So be careful remmeber the guy in poland that got pulled in.
    Good luck with the big fish.
     
  12. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    keep us posted and good luck
     
  13. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    I can't wait for the pictures and the rest of the story. Keep us up to date.

    ST
     
  14. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Da-dum...Da-dum...:eek:oooh:You're braver than me! You be careful out there....good luck. Hope you get 'im & he's a big 'un!!!:wink:
     
  15. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    thats got to be better then snaging those jet skiers:big_smile:
     
  16. trfoster

    trfoster New Member

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    ARLINGTON, YOUR SOMETHING ELSE.:lol:
     
  17. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Oh I don't know about that!

    If you hook them just right, you can make them fly off the back like they just hit a brick wall!!:lol:LMAO
     
  18. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Ya don't think that Nessie could have moved into the Carolina's do ya?
     
  19. LarryS

    LarryS New Member

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    Well good luck anyhow, let us know what it is when you catch it.:big_smile:
     
  20. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I've got one reel spooled with braided Kevlar line. I don't know what test it is but my 200# butt can't break it when it snags and I have to cut it. If you hooked him with that, all you can do is hope your anchor rope holds!