New catfish in California Lake

Discussion in 'LOCAL CALIFORNIA TALK' started by gilmafam, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Yea... its true. :roll_eyes:
    Gabriel Garcia was fishing for LM Bass with "brush hog" and caught a 15.2 lb "Red Tail" catfish. He caught it at lake Perris. The fish is native of South America, and is not on the list of planted fish.:confused2:
     
  2. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    The picture is from the "WON" news and is not a good reproduction, but the fish appears to be a "two tone" fish...
     

  3. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen those fish on Discovery Channel I think.
    Seems like Perris is coming up with new species regularly.
    Now with that one I wonder how long it will be before they Kill the lake.
    All they need to trigger it is a northern pike now.
     
  4. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    I heard about that catch. It was thought to have come from someones tank and put in there. They supposively grow fast and get up to 200 pounds
     
  5. CatMan(Cali)

    CatMan(Cali) Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they do get up to 200lbs. I've done a lot of reading on this particular species of catfish. It is one of my dreams to go to South America and fish for the Red-Tail Catfish and the Lau-Lau Catfish. They are not supposed to be very good eating like the mighty Flathead, but they are a trophy catch and very powerful fish. Preferred bait is Pirranha(spell check please). I believe there is over 1,500 different species of catfish in the Amazon River.