New Poll: Whats your biggest Cat caught on rod and reel?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by patrickgd, Aug 8, 2008.

What is the biggest Catfish you caught on a rod and reel?

  1. 1-10 lbs.

  2. 11-25 lbs.

  3. 26-35 lbs.

  4. 36-45 lbs.

  5. 46-55 lbs.

  6. 56-65 lbs.

  7. 66-75 lbs.

  8. 76- 85 lbs.

  9. 86-100 lbs.

  10. 100+ lbs.

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  1. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    809
    State:
    Memphis TN
    What is your biggest Catfish caught on a rod and reel?
     
  2. Ben Noll

    Ben Noll New Member

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    183
    State:
    Ohio
    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.
     

  3. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    809
    State:
    Memphis TN
    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:
     
  4. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

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    1,037
    State:
    Oklahoma
    54 lb blue on 17 lb Berkley Big Game, what a blast that was
     
  5. dieselcat

    dieselcat New Member

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    406
    State:
    Washington, Mis
    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
     
  6. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    540
    State:
    Illinois
    42 pound flatty!!! I'm 5'2'' and the fish wasn't much shorter then myself. It gave me an unbelievable fight.
     
  7. don3778

    don3778 New Member

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    400
    State:
    Walkervill
    My pb is a 65 lb. blue cat, and a 42 lb. flathead caught outta the Red River.
     
  8. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    10,914
    State:
    missouri
    I'm still tryin to top 25 pounds.:confused2:
     
  9. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    10,362
    State:
    JOISY
    50# In the James river. It was a blast. LOL!
     
  10. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    3,070
    State:
    Kentucky
    PB Flathead........67.2 lbs. .......20 lb test mono
    PB Bluecat..........47.9 lbs.........20 lb test mono:big_smile:
     
  11. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    9,792
    State:
    arkansas
    Name:
    johnnie
    70 lb.13 ounce blue caught fathers day 08
     
  12. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    4,388
    State:
    mo
    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
     
  13. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    3,297
    State:
    Coshocton,
    My largest Blue was a 72lb 8 oz behemouth out of the James River in March of 2008 courtesy of Captain Hugh.
     
  14. blzfan1963

    blzfan1963 New Member

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    24
    State:
    illinois
    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.
     
  15. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    809
    State:
    Memphis TN
    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!
     
  16. OhioRiverCatfisher

    OhioRiverCatfisher New Member

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    284
    State:
    West Virginia
    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.
     
  17. DICK151

    DICK151 New Member

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    32
    State:
    Indiana
    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!
     
  18. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    1,389
    State:
    Brighton, Tenne
    I have 59# blue so far but always hoping the next bite will be THE BIG ONE
     
  19. rivertoon

    rivertoon New Member

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    70
    State:
    kentucky
    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.
     
  20. Ben Noll

    Ben Noll New Member

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    183
    State:
    Ohio
    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.