Monster Catfish

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Chrisingeorgia, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    I came across this small article while flipping through a magazine and thought I'd post it for all you cat addicts to see.

    Monster Lau-Lau
    Television show host Larry Dahlberg (middle) went to Suriname in January in search of giant lau-lau and caught a fish that should shatter the existing world record for catfish caught on sporting tackle. The 8½-foot-long fish, pulled from the Corentyne River, is estimated at more than 400 pounds. Dahlberg was equipped with a Shimano Torsa 20 reel on a 5½-foot Shimano jig rod. The cat took a 2-pound kubi on a giant circle hook tied to 130-pound-test mono. The fight lasted five minutes, but it nearly killed Dahlberg. "At the end it felt like my heart was going to explode," he said.

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/RipeWithDecay_2006/big_cat.jpg

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  2. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    Thanks for the story. Couldnt view the pictures though. Dont know if anyone else has had this problem

    Dru
     

  3. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    Hm, that's strange. They're working fine on my end. :confused2:
     
  4. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    man that is one big old fish thanks for sharing that with us
     
  5. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Looks O.K. on my end also. I'd have to cut the line if faced with that fish...:lol:

    Ol' Man
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    Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it.
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Man thats a big catfish.
     
  7. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    I watched that show when he caught that fish. man he almost went overboard with it. It was a good show.
     
  8. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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  9. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    man id give the pinky off my left hand to catch a flathead that size.
     
  10. RebelMan

    RebelMan Guest

    Nice fish! Thanks for the info
     
  11. If you caught somthing that big in Kansas you would have to get it liscensed as a watercraft and pay taxes on it. Be worth every penny :wink:
     
  12. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    Great Story!!!!!!!

    HOPPY4
     
  13. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    kinda looks like a giant flattie from the front.
     
  14. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Thanks for the post.
    I saw that show, too. I didn't realize until I looked a tthe pictures, then I recognized it. I'm glad you told about the tackle, because I really wanted to know what kindof rod that was. He had that rod absolutely doubled over and bent right down to the grips the whole time. I haven't seen any other rod that would have taken that kind of presure without exploding.
     
  15. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    Great pictures, thanks for sharing.
     
  16. allworknofish

    allworknofish New Member

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    what an awsome fish!!!!!!!!!!!and yes it does look like a giant flathead from the front...howd you like to see that head pop up at you when pulling up a trotline????????
     
  17. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    That is definitely a Monster Cat. After looking at the pics I expect I'll start dreaming about that cat, I hope my bed can handle that much weight. Thanks for sharing.:still_dreaming: :still_dreaming:
     
  18. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    All I can say is we gonna need a bigger boat.
     
  19. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I love catfishing but anything thats as long as I am tall and weighs 400 pounds! No Sir Just give me what we have here in the U.S. I'll be quite happy!:crazy: