My first big channel catfish

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by SyKo450, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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  2. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Hello Ric and welcome to the BOC. Heck of a first post:big_smile: Nice cats and thanx for the pix. Stay safe and happy to have you aboard!!!:wink:
     

  3. fmb

    fmb New Member

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    you may want to check your scale for accuracy...nice fish tho
     
  4. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    Thank ya bedbug, going back out this Saturday morning for more cats and carps :big_smile:

    Scales accurate, they're too heavy for the size I know :confused2:
     
  5. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Ric welcome to the BOC the best site on the net!!! Where in cali are you ?
     
  6. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    Way South in Imperial County
     
  7. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Nice fish, congratulations. What did you use for bait? Welcome to the B.O.C.
     
  8. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Ric! Thanks for the post and the pic. Nice fish!
     
  9. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from Missouri Ric. Thanks for the pics.
     
  10. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    Good 'ol chicken liver :wink:
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Ric Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois. Congrats on the nice fish and thanks for the pics.:0a18::0a25::0a25:
     
  12. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    Thank ya, going out to the resevoir this Saturday for another round of fishing

    Any tips for landing another big one is appreciated
     
  13. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Hey Ric, Welcome to the BOC and one of the Cali brothers:wink:
     
  14. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Ric from a GA boy,,
    Thats a nice channel buddy..:wink:
    Looks like you guys have good fish where you are,, try some fresh cut bait on a line next time you go out and see how it does,,
    Thanks for shairing the pics
    PUDDLE
     
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  15. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    welcome to the BOC. Nice cat
     
  16. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    I got a pound of smelts, I'm going to use 1/2lb of them fresh and the other half I'm gonna let marinate overnight in vanilla and garlic salt, see with which it works best
     
  17. oahegw

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    That'a nice cat..... Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Spider

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    Nice fish. Congrats on the catch.
     
  19. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    Ric welcome to the B.O.C. ,thats a nice one you got there ,thanks for the pics . Hope you enjoy the site as much as i do :wink:
     
  20. charlesthecarpmaster

    charlesthecarpmaster New Member

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    I'm a die hard carp angler but I enjoy catching the occasional catfish! My biggest, which is very small, is only 12 inches. But I am starting to regularly target them now. But I still prefer hooking into a big carp!