My New Personal Best!

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by Flatheadhunter33, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Hey everybody,
    I hope that everyone's weekend was really good as well as safe. I got a chance to go out last Friday night with my son and my fishing buddies.
    We hit one of our usual spots and found that the water was up by about a foot and a half with little current. I was kind of annoyed because when we got there, we found that someone had happened on to our spot and left litter all over the place:angry: . We rigged our lines with both live blue gills and cut up parts. Right away my son hooked into a nice sized striper and not long after my buddy Chris pulled in a nice eater sized flattie. As the sun whent down it got a little cold so we kicked up a good fire and started trash talkin eachother as usual. At around 10:30, we were going to pack up and head out since we hadnt gotten any action for some time. Right on cue, the rod closest to me gets yanked real hard, I grab it and set the hook as the line starts to peel off! I knew right away that this was bigger than most fish I have ever caught. Long story short. After fighting for a few minutes, I pull in the biggest channel cat I have ever caught! My buddy netted the fish wich weighed in at over 26lbs! My first catfish over 20lbs YES! We took some pics and realeased it back, the flattie and the striper came home with us. In the release pic you can see the litter in the background:angry: . We cleaned up before we took off. Hopefully the pics attach correctly!
     

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  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Thanx for sharein and way to go!
     

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Those are some nice cats!
     
  4. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    sweet fish bro...Congrats, thats a monster channel
     
  5. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Here's a couple more pics.
     

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  6. special liberty

    special liberty New Member

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  7. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Congrats on the new PB! Nice looking fish you got there.
     
  8. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Congrats on your PB, great pics. thanks for sharing.
     
  9. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    congrats on the nice fish thanks for sharing the pics
     
  10. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Thanks for sharing Dameon. Congrats. The little guy looks like he had a ball.
    :smile2:
     
  11. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    awesome catch! that's about twice as big as my biggest channel!
     
  12. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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    Nice cat. Congrats on the new PB.
     
  13. rangercatman

    rangercatman Member

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    Congrats..sounds like yall had a good trip:cool2:
     
  14. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Yeah, my son had a blast. He talked about how his heart was pounding when he hooked into that striper all the next day!:big_smile:
     
  15. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Congrats Dameon ,on your new PB Nice fish thanks for sharing the story and the pics.
     
  16. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    nice channel dameon , way to go brother , the next time you catch that fish he may gain a pound
     
  17. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing the pics and story of your personal best. I like the smile on your sons face that sums it all up.A great family outing plus the fish.:cool2:
     
  18. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Congrats on the PB. I was beside myself for a week when I broke the 20lb barrier. lol
    You guys fishing a river out there or a resevior?
     
  19. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    We fish a few spots. that night we fished a local canal that has some spots that you can only get to if you have vehicle for off road. It was a secret spot but it looks like our spot had been found by someone else from all the litter they left behind.
     
  20. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    Congrats on your personal best, could only be made better by havin your son with ya, and you did!!!!!!Great job DAD!!!!!