Old Catfish Pictures

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by three_rivers, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

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    I always save all the pics of big cats or old pictures and before i save a few to disc i thought i'd post a couple on the board to share that i found. Most of the time i don't post them because i'm afraid they may of been posted. Hope you like.
     

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  2. hunters

    hunters New Member

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    That looks like what my gandpa calls the GOOD OLE DAYS.
    Cool pictures.
     

  3. hookeye

    hookeye New Member

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    Those are some great old pics.
     
  4. Catbird

    Catbird New Member

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    Thanks for sharing. I always like to look at old photos like that since I have none of my own...not yet...lol
     
  5. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    yep. those are some cool pic's. big old fish.
     
  6. zmany2k

    zmany2k New Member

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    when were they taken, do you know?
     
  7. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Great pics, those were some monster cats.

    Brian
     
  8. abilene

    abilene New Member

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    Great pics Three Rivers, thanks for posting.
     
  9. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    makes you wonder how many of those monsters were around " back in the day" Must of been a hell of a lot of them. Abilines post has a quote Mark twain once saw a 250 lb catfish. What I had read about mark twain is he went to the local fish market in st louis and seen several cats of that size. I believe commercial fishermen have probaly caught the vast majority of the mosters of the good ole days. It/s really sad, all we can hope is that we can catch one of those 100 plus cats in our life time I dont believe theirs any 200 pounders left :sad:
     
  10. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    that was a great post three rivers thanks!

    yes patrick,it is sad to think what we must have done to the jean pool. maybe all cat men will get smarter about killing large fish in the future.




    C.P.R. for the generations!



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  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nice pic's danny!
     
  12. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Danny those are great pics, and as I read your post, I thought "Uhoh, here comes the CPR police."

    While it's true in this day and age that CPR is more of a common practice, many fishermen have the opportunity to do this. They can drive down to the local grocery store for dinner. They don't have to depend on what they hunt and catch to feed their families, and don't have to grow their own food in their gardens. Obviously, there were camera's in those times, but imagine the size of them! How many fishermen do you imagine lugged those giant camera's down to the river banks, with the thought, "I'm just going to take its picture, then toss it back in".

    No, I think they thought, these fish will feed us for a good long time. Just keep in mind that things were different then, the same as they will be different several generation from now. Enjoy the luxury of CPR, and teach your kids to do it, educate other people if that's your thing. But don't lose sight of the folks that fished and hunted to survive. ;)