Look at this MONSTER Flathead Catfish

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  1. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

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    Well it has been a while since I posted but I'm still on here everyday just reading. Well the story goes like this.... I had a friend call me the other week and tell me that his grandfather caught this fish in Sept of this year 2008. I honestly beleive him because I have known this guy for a while. I have no reason to question anything he says. The thing I don't get is why has this not hit the papers or why isn't people talking about it. The only conclusion I can come up with is his grandfather is old and really don't know or don't care. I know MY grandfather (GOD REST HIS SOUL)has caught big catfish out of the Ohio River that weighed over 100lbs but none is in the books because he just didn't care about that he just enjoyed the sport of fishing and catching big fish. I have witnessed several fish he caught go over 100lbs. Anyway here it is...
    1. Fish was caught at a local lake/river. (I will not reveal the place)
    2. The fish was looked at and handled by a fish biologist when it was caught
    3. The fish weighed 164lbs 11oz
    4. The fish was aged at 64 years old
    5. The fish was 5ft 11in
    6. Don't know the girth........
    7. More info will be coming due to a dinner I will be having with him and his family this weekend.
     

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  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    I've seen that pic before somewhere and I am not buying it. The fish is hanging pretty far forward of the fisherman in the pic which gives the illusion of monstrous size, kinda like the Ba$$ fishermen do when they hold their puny catch out towards the lens.

    The fish doesn't look all that big to me, just a bit closer to the camera.
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    I seen that picture over a year ago. Sorry.
     
  4. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    :big_smile:Thats a good looking fish. It doesn't look like it weighs 164 lbs but it looks like a solid 125 Lbs. Nice fish anyway!
     
  5. shania

    shania New Member

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    Now that I looked at the Photo closer, I have to agree with the fellows above in post #2 & #3 .
    (Please):confused2:
     
  6. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    well your buddy is full of crap.. that pic has been floating around the internet for a couple years and was revealed as a hoax long ago,,,, i would be pretty mad at him for trying to make you look like a fool!!!:cool2:
     
  7. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    I agree, i saw that posted on here earlier this year
     
  8. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    This picture is at least a couple years old and the general conclusion is that it is photo shopped. Look at the very very small string that fish is hanging from.
     
  9. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I would like to believe that the fish weighs in at 164, but I would need certified evidence. Regardless it is a great looking speciman and I am quite impressed.
     
  10. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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  11. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Ok! Ok! I'll confess! I was the one that really caught the fish. I was using a Snoopy pole and 4 lb. test line.

    Really, I agree with the others, it's a hoax. If a fish like that was really caught, word speads fast and recognition of the person that caught the fish would make him famous. No hiding the facts!!:roll_eyes: Besides that would shatter the current world record flathead. I don't care who caught it, anyone would be elated about it. You would have to catch it all by yourself and tell no one about it, not to get any recognition. A fish like that would get notoriety pretty fast!!!
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with Adam on this. The pics comes up every few months with a different fisherman and a different story.
     
  13. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    YOUR BUDDY IS FULL OF $HIT. :roll_eyes: I am sure your buddy doesn't think very highly of you if he told you that is real. I would not be happy if I were you.
     
  14. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Speaking of the "World Record" for a Flathead what is it?, I know what the Indiana State Record is...
     
  15. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Time to reevaluate your friendship with that guy.

    A practical joke is one thing...but to leave you believing his story is an outright lie and quite shameful.
     
  16. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    He got you good! :big_smile:

    Would you believe the one in my Avatar is actually 98lbs, I am just that giant of a man?
     
  17. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    The record is 123lbs 9oz from Kansas.
     
  18. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    World Record - Flathead Catfish
    (All Tackle)
    Weight: 123 lbs. - 9 oz.
    Length:
    Girth:
    Angler: Ken Paulin
    Caught at: Elk City Reservoir
    Bait/Lure:
    Method: Zebco 33 with 12 lb. test
    Record Date: May 14, 1998


    http://www.santeecoopercats.net/records-world.html
     
  19. Da Chummer

    Da Chummer New Member

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    X Billioneleventy.

    That pic has been floating around for at least two years. I'm guessing 80 lbs or around that. It is a great fish and your buddy is a sad example of a "buddy".
     
  20. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    i actually think that picture is two pictures in one.thats why the one with the ole man and the background is faded and the fish is bright.. so i dont think its that the fish is so far in front of the man, its the fact that the picture was made from different pictures