KID CATCHES 80 POUNDER IN ALTON

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  1. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    12/21/2009

    ALTON — The beast would have been enough for a feast. But 19-year-old angler Dustin McEwen says he's just happy to have had the experience of wrestling the 80-pound catfish to shore.

    The East Alton teenager muscled in the massive fish over 45 minutes while fishing the Mississippi River near Alton, using shad on his hook.

    McEwen says he knew the fish was huge, and he didn't want to lose it. His mission was to simply wear out the fish he later dubbed "Old Faithful" enough to reel it in.

    McEwen snapped photos of his large catch and contacted his wife, who hustled to the river with McEwen's 2-year-old daughter to see the catch.

    But the fish caught a break. McEwen released it back into the water to fight another day.
     
  2. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    awesome!!
     

  3. SkipEye

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    Hey POOP......how about posting a link to the story?:big_smile:
     
  4. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    CRAP!!!!:confused2:

    Was hoping they'd have a pic attached to the story!

    Thanks!
     
  5. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Patrick thanks for the awesome posting!
     
  6. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Must be a slow news day cause it's on KSDK.com too.
     
  7. justinvaughttattoos

    justinvaughttattoos New Member

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    thats what i like to hear
     
  8. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Good story.Would like to of seen some pictures though.Maybe he don't have e a digital camera and has to get film developed.Least it says he turned it lose to live another day.
     
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    Glad the guy released the fish. It looked kinda like a flathead to me. I never seen a blue that was so brown looking. I was thinking about going fishing tomorrow. Maybe I can have a good story like this to share with you guys.
     
  11. SkipEye

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    Definately a Flathead!

    80 lbs????? Not so sure.:roll_eyes:

    Nice fish???? YUP!!!!
     
  12. RIVER-RAT

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    That's what I thought when I saw that pic too.....need to get a new scale.:smile2:
     
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    Ditto, I am a horrible judge on weight for a fish, and i usually error on the side of my fish being bigger than what it is, and that aint no 80 lb fish, Good fish though.:roll_eyes:
     
  14. BajaCoop

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    he has to be a huge kid for that thing to weigh 80. I would say maybe 40
     
  15. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    looks like a 4 lb bullhead to me ...but i jsut catch bait..
     
  16. russ

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    i know you have seen this one, its brown and this fish was 67
     

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    russ New Member

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    dang pic came out small
     
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  19. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

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    It Def looks like a Flatty to me, but who am I.... I would say get new batteries for that scale also... But again who am I
     
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