New PB Blue catfish!

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by jlingle, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Went fishing this evening on the north fork of the Red River with my buddy Bray (Wood18) and another friend named Wynn. We hit our favorite hole, and we were using cut shad for bait. Within 5 minutes of getting there, I hooked into my pb blue. Wynn thought it was funny that I was using a 9 ft. Eagle Claw rod and 8/0 hook.... he changed his mind after he saw me do battle with this bad boy. The fish took the shad head I was using for bait, and when I set the hook he stripped off about 40 yards of line. There was a lot of brush along the banks of the river, and I wasn't sure that we could land him. The net we brought along wasn't big enough to net the fish in, so Bray had to get in the water to land the fish for me. He was 35.7 lbs on my scale, and that's almost 2 pounds bigger than my previous pb. After we snapped some pics, I released him to fight another day. He was a real brute, and I remember telling Bray "I've got a monster on & he's whipping my a$$!!!" The fish only fought for about 3 minutes, but it seemed like an eternity.

    Thanks to WOOD18 for landing the fish for me. Without him being there, there's no way I would've got him ashore. He had to get in the water and get hold of that big boy and heft him onto the bank for me. :big_smile:

    Anyway, here's a pic of the fish. sorry for the poor quality, it was on a camera phone.
     

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  2. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Very nice fish!!! Excellent work! Thanks for releasing the fish to fight again for someone else!
     

  3. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Congrats on your new PB Blue Jerrod, Thanks for letting him get bigger and maybe I can catch him in the Mighty MO river. Whenever it drops.
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Thanx for the pics and story. Way to go.
     
  5. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Nice fish congrats on your PB.
     
  6. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    Nice fish 3 minute gun fight!
     
  7. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Great fish, Jerrod...
    Ol' Man
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    He who has good health is young.
     
  8. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on ur PB, Jerrod!
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jerrod congrats on a nice fish, your PB.I can see where it was a handfull. Thanks for sharing with the BOC.:lol::big_smile:
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Very nice fish, congrats on the catch.
     
  11. on_the_fly

    on_the_fly New Member

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    Congrats on ur PB, Jerrod nice fish. would have made a nice fish fry though, but now he'll be there for someone else to choose now
     
  12. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Congrats and great job on the release! That is an awesome fish!
     
  13. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    congrats on your PB, thanks for sharing
     
  14. jeffjbeard

    jeffjbeard New Member

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    very nice fish Jerrod:wink:
     
  15. Master_Taxidermist

    Master_Taxidermist New Member

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    Very nice fish!
    Thank you from all of us on your release.:tounge_out:
     
  16. BigCat72

    BigCat72 New Member

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    Congrats on the catch
     
  17. MealsOnReels

    MealsOnReels New Member

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    Congrats Jerrod.
    Nice fish.
     
  18. luvforcatfish

    luvforcatfish New Member

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    nice fish i havent got one like that yeat just waiting on the day.