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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by patrickgd, Aug 8, 2008.
What is your biggest Catfish caught on a rod and reel?
I caught a 63lb-2oz Blue in Lake Moultrie(Santee Cooper) using cut skipjack three Aprils ago fishing out of Hills Landing on the diversion ditch.I also caught a 42.7 pound blue.2 fish that weighed 32 lbs even and a 37.2 pounder with several other smaller fish.It was a great trip.
Sounds like you had a super trip Ben! It's times like those that last forever and makes it so worth while. Thanks for sharing. I'm hoping to get me a new personal best tomorrow morning. I'll certainly let everyone know if I do. :wink:
54 lb blue on 17 lb Berkley Big Game, what a blast that was
my biggest is a 20lb blue and a 17lb flathead,the flathead hit on a whole shad and the blue on a live bluegill both in missouri river
42 pound flatty!!! I'm 5'2'' and the fish wasn't much shorter then myself. It gave me an unbelievable fight.
My pb is a 65 lb. blue cat, and a 42 lb. flathead caught outta the Red River.
I'm still tryin to top 25 pounds.:confused2:
50# In the James river. It was a blast. LOL!
PB Flathead........67.2 lbs. .......20 lb test mono
PB Bluecat..........47.9 lbs.........20 lb test mono:big_smile:
70 lb.13 ounce blue caught fathers day 08
82 lb flathead
wieghed it on 2 different scales 1 was 84 lb other said 82 lbs
and over 30 hours later on certified scales was 77lbs 8 ounces
its the one in my avatar im 6ft and around 250 lbs in that pic
next 2 biggest was also flatheads in the 60 lbs range
My largest Blue was a 72lb 8 oz behemouth out of the James River in March of 2008 courtesy of Captain Hugh.
98lb Blue Cat on Missisippi river just north of St Louis using 1-2 inch shad had about 5 or 6 of them on the hook. Proud to say gave it a big wet kiss and released he/she is still out there living the catfish dream.
Thats a pretty incredible catch. I and I'm sure everyone would love to hear the story about that one. I too fish the Mississippi River but in Memphis.
Welcome to the Best catfishing Club of All!
47# + ounces...almost 48...on 20# mono. I caught it in The Ohio River when I was about 19yrs old. Sent my buddy for a scale to get the weight (old scale from the corner store where he worked) and then released the fish. Hope it ended up making someone else as excited as I was that day.
My best was 29 pound channel out of a dinky little creek in central Indiana :embarassed:. Had to get a new reel after that fight cuz the ol' berkley love reel never had the same "oomph" to it!
I have 59# blue so far but always hoping the next bite will be THE BIG ONE
I caught a 52lb blue out of the Ohio River. The current was very swift and the fish pulled so hard that the anchor pulled loose and we drifted several feet before grabbing bottom again. Still trying to better that.
Congrats to all who have been fortunate enough to hook a heavy fish on a rod and reel,win the battle and get him on the bank or in the boat.It's fun and it puts the fire in ya to do it agin.I live in SE Ohio(Zanesville) where there are big fish.We are lucky to have a River like the Muskingum that is known for large flatties and real respectable channels that can go 12 pounds plus.Buckeye is only 30 minutes away which is full of good channels,large flatheads,along with many other species.It's also within an hour of Seneca,Saltfork,Piedmont.and Clendening. My favorite lake though is Dillion,not for flatheads but channels.I have been drift fishing here for well over twenty years and have put a lot of 10 pound plus fish in the boat over the years.They go back in the lake but I do keep a few of the smaller channels (16 to 18 inches).We don 't seem to catch the numbers we used too but still do well.I have never seen another lake that is even close to producing shad in the numbers that Dillon Does and perhaps this in the reason for it to be such a good channecat fishery.
I got to shut up-I'm acting like I'm still selling and not retired.Good fishing and health to you all.