New PB Blue Catfish - 30 pounder!

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by JimmyJonny, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I got the itch to fish so I headed out for Hartwell this morning at about 2:30 am. I set up camp , put 2 lines out with fresh whole bream, and waited em out. After a few hours of wandering around in the dark I finally got a hit. Thump , thump, SLAM...and he ran like hell. He shot straight into the timber and boy I felt every tree he went into.....ScArY sTuFf. In the end, I got him out, he floated up and looked like a darn fat shark, LOL . I mouth all my cats and this sucker is the 1st fish to hurt me, he bent one of my fingers a way it shouldn't bend, LOL .

    This is my biggest fresh water fish I have ever landed in my life. I've landed big carp but nothing this big. My last Blue Cat Pb was #26.6 and this New guy is #30.2

    This is a good start in 09 for me. I'm really excited to break the #30 class fish finally, it took me tons and tons of hours , but worth every second of it ; )

    http://usera.ImageCave.com/JimmyJonny/100_3244.jpg

    http://usera.ImageCave.com/JimmyJonny/100_3246.jpg

    -Jim-
     
  2. harper81

    harper81 Member

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    Congrats....nice fish.
     

  3. willybob

    willybob New Member

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    Awsome catfish way to go
     
  4. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Nice fish
     
  5. catfever

    catfever Member

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    Thats a nice blue.
     
  6. pop pop

    pop pop New Member

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    Great catch Jim!:wink: Congrats on the PB, You deserve it my friend.
     
  7. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Congrats on your new P.B. ! Nice Blue ! :eek:oooh:
     
  8. martygreen

    martygreen Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    WTG Jim,thats a great catch,congrats on the PB,I'm sure you will even do better this year:wink:
     
  9. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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  10. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Congrats Jim. Persistance pays off!
     
  11. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    Congratulations on the new PB Blue Jim. Those big fish clamp down hard dont they:smile2:.
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats Jim on the new PB. Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  13. cassk

    cassk New Member

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    Congrats Jim on your new PB, a very nice blue. Thanks for sharing your story with us. The big ones will sure make your heart race, after the fight is over it's worth every minute of it. Keep up the hog catchin the spring fish off is just around the corner!!! lol
    TC
    Cassk
     
  14. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Jim, congratulations on the new PB! I really enjoyed the pictures, thanks
     
  15. mcdo2137

    mcdo2137 New Member

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    Good job jim !! Those blues like to roll and get crazy dont they!! Just imagine if you were noodling him without him being worn down from the fight of your reel!!! Scary thought eh!!!
     
  16. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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  17. droptine77

    droptine77 New Member

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    Congrats my friend! I told you, you were the "Hartwell King". That hurt finger is nothing more than a battle wound! The best pain a catman could ask for!
     
  18. Gaffney Catman

    Gaffney Catman New Member

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  19. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    congrats on your pb. It feels good getting your year started right!:smile2:
     
  20. crclhuk1

    crclhuk1 Member

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    Congrats on your new PB blue cat Jim. Nothing like kickin the year off rite with a catch like that. Good luck in the future neighbor.