My new Personal Best 84 pound Blue Catfish

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by Stl-Stitch, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Stl-Stitch

    Stl-Stitch New Member

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    It all started with a broken boat and a cancelled fishing trip. I was having fishing withdrawals so I decided that we were fishing, no matter what. I took it upon myself to fix the “Death Barge II” and made it water tight again, while River Rat was at work. We got on the water at about 4:30 pm and by 6:30 pm I had 4 fish in the boat with the biggest being 28 pounds. River Rat got upset because all the fish were on my side of the boat and he told me that he was going to beat my PB (33lbs) with his first fish. About five minutes later he reeled in a nice 38 pounder and rubbed it in my face like a dirty diaper.
    It was not to long after that when my pole bent over and I began to reel in a fish that I knew was not even close to the 38 pounder that Rat just boated. Then all the sudden my Catfish Safari pole turned into a yellow rainbow and line started to peel. I handed Rat the pole that was already in my hands and grabbed for the yellow rainbow. After about 15 minutes of reeling with sweat running down my face, my hands cramping and stopping for a break or two, there it was the most beautiful sight in a fishermen’s world, a huge Blue.
    Rat made a great attempt to get the MONSTER in the net but I told him “there is no way it’s going to fit in that 24” net you better use your hands.” Rat reached over the back of the boat and with all of his strength he muscled in my new personal best. With Rat being so tired and him having a weak left arm I weighted the 83.94 pound fish all by myself. After a few pics the beauty was returned to the water so that he/she could grow to be a 100+ pound fish someday.
    In closing I would like to say that in approximately 12 hours of fishing we boated 27 fish with the smallest being 14 pounds with a combined weight of over 600 pounds. It was a night to remember and I apologize to everyone that myself or Rat woke up at 2:30 in the morning with the text messages.
     

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  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Man oh Man Kyle, what a whopper!!!!!!! I'm jealous!!!!!:smile2:

    Congrats!
     

  3. catfishhunter2009

    catfishhunter2009 New Member

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    Congradulations on the pb . Man that is the defenition of a PIG , wow . You sure smached your pb record to pices .:wink:
     
  4. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Kyle, Congrats on your new PB Blue:cool2::smile2: Thanks for posting the pic and story.
     
  5. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Great fish Kyle.:cool2:
    Nice name too.:smile2:
     
  6. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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    congrats very very nice fish on PB
    that what i'm shooting for:wink:
     
  7. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    A big congrats to you Kyle!! You just caught the fish of a lifetime!! Sounds like one heck of a fishing trip and wishing many more to ya!! Nice pic and thanks for the update!!

    One heck of a PB!!:big_smile:
     
  8. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    congrats on the new pb
     
  9. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    Great fish and great story! Congrats! :big_smile:
     
  10. youngbuck

    youngbuck New Member

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    congrats on your pb. sounds like you had a heck of a night.:cool2:
     
  11. dennis boehm

    dennis boehm Member

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    congrats on the new p.b. and good night of fishing:smile2:
     
  12. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Congrats !!!!!!!!! Nice Blue... :cool2::cool2::cool2:
     
  13. outdoors1988

    outdoors1988 New Member

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    nice fish man good catch
     
  14. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    *Sniffle*

    I remember only yesterday you were catching those little fish.........but today you've gone and caught a whopper.......you make me so proud!

    *Sniffle*

    :smile2::smile2::smile2:

    Great catch buddy! I'm glad I was there to witness the whole thing! :big_smile::big_smile:

    Now............we've got our work cut out for us, it's gonna be a chore to break these PB's!!!!:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  15. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    GREAT REPORT AND CONGRATS ON THE PB......:wink::wink::wink:
     
  16. richard84

    richard84 New Member

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    great story and fish...congrats
     
  17. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    right on brother, you sound stoked!!!! I would be too.....:wink:
     
  18. shanelures

    shanelures New Member

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    congrats on your fish of a lifetime!!! way to go!!
     
  19. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Kyle, Congrats on your new PB.
     
  20. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Congratulations on catching a monster pb! Thanks for the report and picture.