Mellon catches a 25-lb Blue Catfish

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by flathunter, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Mellon caught a 25-lb bluecat last weekend, but we have yet to see the pic.......Where is it buddy?
     
  2. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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  3. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Here ya go buddy. I was happy to get it. It fought like crazy due to the extreme current we were in.

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  4. repoman3809

    repoman3809 New Member

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    Thats a beautiful fish bro...congrats!
     
  5. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    nice fish rick
     
  6. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Congrads on the nice fish. What was you using for bait??
     
  7. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    Nice fish.
     
  8. catcrazed

    catcrazed New Member

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    nice, whatcha catch her on????
     
  9. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    NICE catch, Rick!!

    Bill in SC
     
  10. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    I kept waiting for Mellon to post that pic, it was the only fish that day, water was at 34+ ( cinci gauge) and still rising and it came on a frozen skippie. Water was rippen where we caught it and it took quite a while to land him. He did a great job getting him near the boat so I could get him in the boat ( I forgot the net....)

    Salmonid
     
  11. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Congrats on a nice blue!!
     
  12. radish

    radish Member

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    Good fish congrats. Thanks for the pic.
     
  13. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    See, I didn't think that whole "mellon curse" stuff was all that real. Nice fish.
     
  14. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Forgot to say, it was actualyl only 24 #'s or closer to even 23 1/2. We sued a couple diff scales.

    Skiphead was the bait.

    I just wasn't too enthused about posting it. I have been doing some searches on Ohio River netters and just got depressed about the whole entire idea of catting on the Ohio.
     
  15. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Nice fish Bryan.. Im looking forward to going soon to the Ohio as well.. rollo
     
  16. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Nice work Mellon!
     
  17. catcrazed

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    don't evan get me started. Out trip to louisville there was litterally nets all down this one particular bank. We evan saw the guys pulling the nets in and taking fish. They were pretty far away from us so we couldnt tell how big the fish were. The part that really gets me about this other than them taking trophy fish is that they place these HUGE nets in Good fishing spots. We went over by the nets and It was a nice rocky bank that dropped into about 55-60 feet of water which is the type of spots we were looking for. I would never do something like this but I told my fishing partner I would just love to see someone throw out a richter anchor and take off through every one of those nets that were strung out right there. It would absolutely make my day!! Drag those sobs somewhere and burnem. Every fish taken out is another one you and I will never every catch. And never catch any of her spawnlings either. Just think, the shiver on the river was held right there and big fish was 70lbs. It would just bout drive a cpr fan to fight a man for taking trophys out like that. Me anyways!! N yes that was a very nice fish and caught on a skippy head doesnt surprise me. Thats what we been gettin ours on to. Hope you get a bigger one next time man!
     
  18. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Bryan thanks for the pics. WTG. Nice fish. Congrats.
     
  19. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Nice Blue Mellon. Congrats on the catch bro... Hoping to get me a few blues after i pick up another boat next month...
     
  20. hunted

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    congrats on the blue,thats a very nice fish