New PB on a Blue catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL LOUISIANA TALK' started by StuBone278, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    I went catfishing with my friend Chris tonight. It was pretty slow at first, with a short, fat mud cat (yellow bullhead) and a few hits but no takers. We then put on some fresh shad we got with the castnet, (2" long, so we fit 3 on a circle hook). After a while, we aren't even thinking about catfishing when my pole goes crazy and the drag is screaming. I jumped over, as I am sure many of yall are familiar with this situation, and started workin in the circle hook. 5 pounds, its only 5 pounds. No, man, its about 7-8, I'll say 9 pounds. (one long drag-screaming run) No, no no its definately at least 13 pounds!!!

    Well, to say the least, the fight lasted about 5 minutes and it was a 15pound 5 ounce blue cat. Pretty big for a 3 acre pond, huh? They say there are twenties in there, but this is my new personal best over the 11 pounder caught this past summer. Sorry the pictures aren't great, my camera is horrible in low light conditions.
     

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  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Stu congrats on your new PB. Three acre pond wow.
     

  3. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    congrats on the new pb stu sounds like your goin to have to get bigger bait for them 20# fish
     
  4. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    .............................................nice catch.................................................
     
  5. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    congrats on your nice fish
     
  6. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    Thanks, thats quite a few replies already, haha. Another thing I forgot to mention, my friend Chris probably had the best catch of the night. We first started off using small bluegill, he had one that was about 2 inches long. We threw them out and after about 20 minutes decided to recast someplace else. When he got it in, there was a !! CLAM!??? ON HIS CIRCLE HOOK!!! I got the picture right here for proof, it was the funniest thing ever. And actually, right now as I think about it, I had left it on the rear bumper of my 4runner and drove off with it, oh well haha.

    He also got a 2 pound bass with the circle hook set perfectly in the side of its mouth, I was surprised to see that because usually they swallow the whole hook. Anyways, here's the clam!:lol:
     

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  7. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    Thats a great Blue! Congrads!!:tounge_out:

    Never weighed my personal best, but it looked to be about that big. Actually I've caught alot that I never weighed...:roll_eyes: I'll learn on of these days..lol.

    Thanks for posting the pictures! Much Appreciated :wink:
     
  8. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Congrats on you P.B., Stu Thanks for your stories and for the pics
     
  9. bigcatJoe

    bigcatJoe New Member

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    congrats on your pb.
     
  10. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    Congratulations on your PB. Nice blue cat.
     
  11. MikeYoungs

    MikeYoungs New Member

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    Nice fish! Congats on your PB. Thanks for the pictures.
     
  12. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    Well that clam surely was still on my bumper, I got it at about 1 oclock this afternoon and thought it was dead cause it was so dry, so I pryed it open and its muscle started moving, so now its in my aquarium with the other fish.:wink: I hope it doesn't eat the 2" bluegill i have in THERE, haha.
     
  13. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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  14. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Maybe it s just me but it kinda looks like a channel but nice fish either way. congrats
     
  15. ar_confederate

    ar_confederate New Member

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    I know that was fun! Great catch.
     
  16. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    congrats on the pb.a buddy of mine had a clam on his line when he brought it in last weekend fishing the mississippi.pretty funny.thanks for posting pics.
     
  17. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    My cousin took a MUCH better picture on his cell phone, I'll put it when if i can get it on the computer.
     
  18. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    way to go brother. congrats on the PB
     
  19. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    Here is the new picture.....
     

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  20. 1 cattin dude

    1 cattin dude New Member

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    congrats on the p.b.!!!