Miss Opal - 81 lb. Flathead Catfish at Cabela's

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Longhorn Al, May 8, 2006.

  1. Longhorn Al

    Longhorn Al New Member

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    This fish was caught in Sam Rayburn Lake in Texas. She's 81 lbs, 53" long and 36" around. She's in the aquarium in the Cabela's in Buda, Texas now.

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  2. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I am sure she will be well taken care of at cabella's. That's just one more fish pulled out of the gene pool!!!!
     

  3. TNcat

    TNcat New Member

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    I have to agree with ya JW.
     
  4. mrc

    mrc New Member

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    Does anyone know if they even try to let their captive fish breed?
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a nice cat.
     
  6. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Ah..... It's a wee littly bitty baby.
     
  7. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    They had a 30 or 40 pound flathead in the tank at the Bass Pro Shops in Charlotte for a while and they had to move it to the lake out front.

    Bream started coming up missing and then they came in one day and a two pound bass had its tail sticking out of the flatheads mouth.
     
  8. TxRiverman

    TxRiverman New Member

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    There used to be a 46lb Yellow at the Buda Cabelas, last time i was in there i didnt see it. It was caught out the San Marcos River.
     
  9. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    LMAO!!! What did they think was going to happen:eek:oooh: :eek:oooh: :eek:oooh: , LOL!!!
    If you put the top preditor from the fresh water world, in a tank full of trapped baitfish, they are going to dissapear, LOL!!!
    Personally I think they should have taken it back to the river and released it.
     
  10. TNcat

    TNcat New Member

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    JW I hate to beat a dead horse, but I gotta give it to ya. You are right on the money. You just can't expect to take a WILD animal like that out of its enviroment and just expect it to play by the rules of the people who captured it. You can ask anyone who knows me.Iam as mild mannered as they come, and I don't like to talk about people, but I can't help it on this one soooooooooooooooooo........HERES YOUR SIGN to all of those folks who have "PHD degrees" that thought otherwise.:ah:
     
  11. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Looks to me like those guys were more concerned about a photo Op than gettin that cat in the water to survive.:crazy:
     
  12. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    Hopefully the fish will survive but as we seen in other cases that has not happened. Thats the biggest flathead I seen by teh way eventhough I know that they can get way bigger.
     
  13. rebrown35

    rebrown35 New Member

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    I can hear it now - Duh, but boss, we fed the fish 4 days ago and there was a LOT more in here then. I dont have any idea why the little ones are disappearin' and that ole cat keeps gettin bigger - - -
     
  14. TNcat

    TNcat New Member

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    Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    If you ever get to watch the feeding presentation at the Bass Pro Shops in Charlotte it is worth the time. They now have a channel cat that is in the mid 20's (just a guess, it may be bigger) and it eats out of the hand of the person who feeds the fish.