My Biggest Channel Catfish (So Far)

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  1. strohcephus

    strohcephus New Member

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    I'll start by saying the pics are on the way!:thumbsup:

    Well here's the story, Feb 20th was my oldest daughter's birthday, she turned 17. Well she and my other 2 girls had school, my wife who always fishes with me didn't feel the greatest, so I decided to head out to the old cooling pond and catch up some supper myself. The 2-4 lb channels have been bitin there all winter.

    Anyway to make a long story short, I wound up catching about 3 decent keepers in 30 minutes. The wind picked up and it was cold, about 20 degrees, I suppose the windchill was about 0-10 degrees. The fiddlers moved in and after throwing back out 10, 6 inchers it was time to go.

    My "good" pole was laying across the channel and what I thought was a dinker was messin with it. I picked it up, reeled down and more out of frustration than anything set the hook.

    The result, a 17lb Channel on my daughter's 17th birthday.:)

    This is by far (6lbs) the biggest Channel I have ever caught!!


    The Master Angler application has been certified and is in the mail.

    Now I have a picture worthy to post on this site!!

    Man what a day, I think I'm still shakin!!
     
  2. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Great Story, can't wait to see the pics.
     

  3. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Good job! You ain't the on that hit the POWER BALL are ya? LOL!
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    congrats on the big channel cat!
     
  5. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Awesome story! Can't wait to see the pics. I don't see many channels that size around my way
     
  6. truck

    truck New Member

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    Congrats that is a nice channel:)
     
  7. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Wow, great job! I think I predict a avatar picture going up....LOL:)
     
  8. TheDriftFisherman

    TheDriftFisherman New Member

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    :grin-big: Nice cat way to start a new year
     
  9. bigsammy

    bigsammy New Member

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    Way to go brother!Looks like its gonna be a good year fer ya:cool:
     
  10. slqfan

    slqfan New Member

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    Congrats on a great fish.
     
  11. rebcatman

    rebcatman New Member

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    Way to catch the big one... and hope it does not take you long to break your personal record.
     
  12. MealsOnReels

    MealsOnReels New Member

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    All the border signs read - Nebraska The Good Life
     
  13. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    I enjoyed reading your post. Great story, thanks for sharing it with us.
    I bet ya set the hook on every lil bite for a while...........
     
  14. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy New Member

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    Nice channel. I just caught a 15lb channel last month out of my little pond. I guess it just goes to show you never can tell what some small waters hold. Keep up the good work.
     
  15. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    Now that's a big channel!
     
  16. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Pat Chaney
    Congratulations :thumbsup: I bet that felt great!!
     
  17. JimF

    JimF New Member

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    congrats on the nice channel
     
  18. OUTLAW

    OUTLAW New Member

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    Good job, I didn't know channels got that big!
     
  19. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    think the texas record is 36 lbs. 17 lbs is very nice indeed.
     
  20. delawareriver

    delawareriver Member

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    great job! keep shooting for another personal best! im still trying to break out of the 9 and 10 so i would be crazy if i had a 17!