New personal best channel catfish!

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by catmanjake, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. catmanjake

    catmanjake New Member

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    well my dad my brother and some of my dads friends went catfsihing over the weekend. we were going to fish a dam. in a town (not saying the name) but known as the catfish capital of the north. for bait we brought frozen chubs, shrimp, smelt, and frogs. well here are the pics.

    DAY 1

    day 1 was slow only bringing out 3 fish. the first fish a beautiful 12 lber.
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    2nd fish 1 hour later was an another cat 11 lbs
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    then the sun set. bringing 1 more fish. my brothers weighing 7 lbs 5 oz. (pic taken next day)
    we started getting tired aftr the next hour so we left out rod out and slept not waking up till 9 the next morning.

    DAY 2

    day was the best day of the 2. that morning we woke up after forgeting to go get our rods. we check the rods only 3 had gotton hits one was still on. we cranked the 3 up and one (my brothers again) had a fish a nice 6 lb cat. pic (day befores cat is on left)
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    then we waited for hours then we started talking to aa guy that workjs in the town during the summer. the past 15 years he caught over 30 20 lbers and 3 30s. out of that area. and i asked THE question. where is the best spot for the big cats?.he told me behind a rock there are 3 trenches where big cats tend to sit. i cranked in a casted as far as i could toward them. and started talking to the guy again. then 5 minutes later my line was burning off the reel. i set the hook and after a while landed this beautiful 12 lb cat.
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    i made back in that area and started talking to the guy again. and what do ya know 10 minutes late another burning run. and after a half hour battle i landed this cat a new pb at 22 lbs 6 oz!!!
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    after that it was slow again landing 2 fish before 1 and then we left. (joeys biggest and my dads only cat of the trip)
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    all these fish were on frogs.
     
  2. SassyManxLady

    SassyManxLady New Member

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    Jake,
    It looks like y'all had a blast.
    Congratulations.
    I loved the photo's and am envious.
    Thank you for sharing with us!
     

  3. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    awesome jake, congrats on the great fishin and on the PB. I enjoyed readin about it.
     
  4. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Topeka, Kansas
    Great Fish Jake!! Keep those pictures coming.
     
  5. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Nice fish. Thanks for the report.
     
  6. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Nice looking cattie congrats.
     
  7. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Nice looking fish lil Brother thanks for sharing.
     
  8. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    awesome!!! congrats on the new pb lil brother!
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice Channels! and Congrats.
     
  10. kingdawes

    kingdawes New Member

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    kentucky
    That is a good trip. Nice pics. At least dad got one of'em. Congrats on your pb, very nicely done
     
  11. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Way to go!! Jake . those are some great pics and an awsum PB.
     
  12. iam2hi2flyinky

    iam2hi2flyinky New Member

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    kentucky
    very nice job there keep it up!
     
  13. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Nice trips and very nice reports. Thanks for the info and congrats on your biggest one yet.
     
  14. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    Oklahoma City
    Nice fish Jake. It sounds like you had a great time with the family and friends. Keep the pics coming.
     
  15. darinspawn

    darinspawn New Member

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    North Dakota
    nice fish and commentary.. keep it up.. they only get bigger..
     
  16. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on a great catch! :big_smile:
     
  17. BOZZER

    BOZZER New Member

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    Kansas
    congrats on the new pb
     
  18. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Very nice channel cats!
     
  19. Shizzam

    Shizzam New Member

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    nice fish Catman.
     
  20. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congatulations on the PB :cool2:.