New Az State Record Holder

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARIZONA TALK' started by AZflats, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    My catch was big enough to qualify for a new CATCH and RELEASE STATE RECORD as well as qualify for the BIG FISH OF THE YEAR!!!

    ** It took a long time to get the application to process. But after communicating with the local game and fish office today, it is official..
    * They will probably have the website updated by next week...
    :big_smile: :big_smile: :cool2:
     
  2. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Congrats on the award! The BOC has some great catfish anglers in it, and I can see more and more records falling in the future!
     

  3. superman

    superman New Member

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    that is really freaking cool congarts on your record
     
  4. skunkedagain

    skunkedagain New Member

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    congrats that is s-w-e-e-t. Now maybe I can do that here in ohio.
     
  5. Patton

    Patton New Member

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    will they let you have both records or is it one or the other
     
  6. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Hey Bro,
    Welcome to the BOC...
    ~ Unless you catch one bigger before the end of the year, I will get big fish honors for 2006.
    The catch and release record is based on length of the fish, the existing record is 47" my flatty was 53"
     
  7. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    Congrats on the catch and release record.
     
  8. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    congrats on such a nice fish and on your record
     
  9. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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    Great fish and congrats on breaking the record
     
  10. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Great News and great catch man
     
  11. Picksecky

    Picksecky New Member

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    Congrats again Andy! You sure have set the "bar" high. I may have to try San Carlos. I'm pretty sure there are some big ones in there. Haven't fished there for a while, but I may have to give it a try...........Rick
     
  12. SilencedMajority

    SilencedMajority New Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS! I'm surprised they granted you the exception, being that you weighed it and all, but then again you were only at the dock. You deserve that record in any case. Nice fish.
     
  13. ike whitson

    ike whitson New Member

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    Way to go Dude!!!! Happy to hear they got it right !:worship: :worship: :0010:
     
  14. ike whitson

    ike whitson New Member

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    What exception are you speaking of?????
     
  15. SilencedMajority

    SilencedMajority New Member

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    Now I feel like I opened a bag a crap, lol. Don't get defensive, I'm on your guys' side, I was just pointing out the 5th bulleted rule on the catch and release regs. I think it is a bs rule, because weighing a fish isn't going to determine whether it lives or dies when it is released. The rule reads:

    "Weighing your fish is considered stressful. Catch and release entries that are weighed will be placed in the kept (weighed) category."

    I was just saying that it was cool how they overlooked that crap. As soon as I get my scale I'm gonna be weighing everything, and it would be dumb for someone to catch a record fish and never be able to know how much it weighs. That rule needs to be clarified/changed.
     
  16. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    No scales could accomidate the fish, so catch and release record goes into effect. The fish was never weighed. (it was attempted, but never happened).

    Check out the All state record, that fish was only 51 inches, but that fish was 74 lbs...

    I looked on the AZ game and fish website today, check it out... It has been updated and verified by the game and fish dept.
     
  17. SilencedMajority

    SilencedMajority New Member

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    Man, thats gotta be a fat fish, you think yours could of hit close to that? I'd beat myself up if I never got a real weight on it. In any case, your length will be hard to beat for that record, expecially if the 47" held for three years. Congrats.
     
  18. Zonaman

    Zonaman New Member

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    Hmmm, not actually weighed... There's room for some good old fashioned fish tales here: I hear that when the beast was taken out of water, the level at Roosevelt dropped a full 6 inches!:big_smile:
     
  19. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    congrats on the record.awsome flattie.
     
  20. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    good going bro on the record