My first winter catfish YES!

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by rednecksportsman511, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    Finally reeled this boy in today on a spot I've fished in the winter before, but with no luck. I was using a chunk of out of date hotdog fer bait. After about an hour of helpin my lil bro Gus fish, I reeled this one in. I've only ever known blues to be stocked in our lake, but this guy was real greenish, almost yellow like a channel. Couldnt get a ray count though, too excited.

    Me, my cat, and my catfish.
     
  2. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    Congrats on the catch Bro.
     

  3. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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  4. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    John, nice looking Channel, 5 lbs or so?. Looks like your fishing partner is wondering if you're going to share :rolleyes: How cold is your water where you caught him, and how deep were you?
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Congrats on the winter cat, I will be after them in a few weeks myself!
     
  6. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Nice fish John, way to go.
     
  7. Abu

    Abu New Member

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    Way to stay after'em John. Persistence paid off for you with a nice catch.
    Abu
     
  8. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I really like that picture. way to go.
     
  9. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Way to go, Now you know where one was. Go catch a few more.
    Also now you can say you have a picture of a CAt/Fish.. LOL
    PEte
     
  10. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    yeah it was probly round 5 or 6 lbs. as fer water temp, dunno, cold enough to numb my fingers, I'd say around 40 degrees. im not positive on the depth, cuz i was on the bank and have neither a map of the lake or a depth finder and boat. i just threw it out to the middle and let it settle on the bottom. the more i look at it i realize it is a channel, i never knew we had 'em in our stocked lake. ITS MY FIRST CHANNEL TOO!!!!
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nice fish, I hope to try to catch me a winter cat myself.
     
  12. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Nice fish, I am plannign on going out this weekend with a couple of brothers myself and freezing on a muddy bank, hopefully catch a couple of cats out of the deal, if not, well catch a good converstation anyway.

    -Brian
     
  13. jrm11

    jrm11 New Member

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    NIce cathc man, I wish the weather was good enough to fish this away !
     
  14. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    Nice fish John! Congrats on the catch in the winter. We haven't been doin much fishin up here in Indiana, to cold. Not unless you want to ice fish, I don't know about all that.
     
  15. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    Nice going! It's nice to be reminded that those winter channels can still be caught!
     
  16. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Nice catch rednecksportsman511..... Fishing has been off and on here in California. Starting to pick up.
    Hey Brian, you only going to get cold if you stay away from the fire. I am bringing plenty of wood. ;)
     
  17. Big Country01

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  18. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    good job on the cacth