Personal best blue (50+lb)! Caught July 1st

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by huntsfromtree, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. huntsfromtree

    huntsfromtree New Member

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    Finally caught a monster blue. Sunday night a buddy and I made it out to the Missouri and started out at a hole I have caught some decent flatheads previously. At 9:20 I landed a dink flatty. We had no more bites by 11:00 and decided to move up river. Found a good hole and set up by 11:20. Less than five minutes later the clicker sounded and the fight was on! Thirty Minutes later the battle was over and I was holding my biggest blue cat. She weighed in at 50 pounds on a junky, inaccurate scale. I honestly think it weighed around 60 lbs. To make matters worse I only got two poor pics cause my camara battery was dead and released her to fight agian. Anybody reccomend a good quality scale?. Hope the pics show up. Good Fishin'.
     

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  2. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    That's a monster blue! Congrats.
     

  3. huntsfromtree

    huntsfromtree New Member

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    Thanks Bob, I wish I could have got an accurate weight and better quality pics but it was a battle I will never forget. Good fishin.
     
  4. TONTO

    TONTO New Member

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    Thats a great fish thanks for sharing
     
  5. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Nice blue congrats I never caught a blue but would say that fish is bigger than 50 pounds.
     
  6. huntsfromtree

    huntsfromtree New Member

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    Thanks guys. Mark I too believe it was well over 50 lbs and wish I had got a length and girth measurments but just took the two pics and let her go. Good fishin'
     
  7. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Hey congrats Jeff. I hope its just the beginning.
     
  8. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    As long as you are not in the same tourny as me.
     
  9. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Congrats, That is a hawg. One day I hope to get on that big
     
  10. ilkeeper1965

    ilkeeper1965 New Member

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    Congratulations, on one heck of a blue...
     
  11. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    Good job - bet that was fun...

    Did you get some measurements - length, girth? Might help confirm the weight or at least an approximate range...
     
  12. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Sweeeeet fish, man. I have a set of Berkely digitals that seem to work well, but they only go up to 50#. Not sure if they make 100# or not.
     
  13. huntsfromtree

    huntsfromtree New Member

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    Thanks everybody for the comments. Anyone reccomend a quality scale? Good fishin'
     
  14. huntsfromtree

    huntsfromtree New Member

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    Marty, No I didnt get any length or girth measurments. I wish I would have. I will be buying a high quality scale this week for the next monster cat. Good fishin'
     
  15. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    Man thats one huge fish.. !!

    Nice job bet it put up one heck of a fight:big_smile:!
     
  16. mudkip

    mudkip New Member

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    Nice 'UN! Way to go!
     
  17. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    Way To GO!

    That one will reside in your mind'e eye for as long as you draw breath and can tell the tale...
    :still_dreaming::still_dreaming:
     
  18. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    By measuring the length of fish, multiply that number by the girth squared then divide that by 800

    Ive found this to be accurate to the tenths of pounds.
     
  19. turtle1173

    turtle1173 New Member

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    Nice blue.

    Last year I bought a 120 lb digital scale. It's small but accurate. Do a search on e-bay for "120 scale" without the quotes.

    It sure came in handy in May when we caught a 71 lber.
     
  20. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    One of the BOC sponsors, Coffey Marketing, makes a nice digital scale that seems to be very accurate. I've had mine for a year or so and it really comes in handy. They say it's not completely water proof, but I've left mine in the not-very-dry rod box in my boat for months now with no issues.

    Make sure you weigh a big fish in a landing net -- don't ever hang them from the jaw and poke a hole in their mouth just to get a weight so you can brag about it... If you can't weigh them properly, just take a length and girth and call it good enough...

    Having the length measurement would have been nice, as you could then apply for an In-Fisherman Master Angler award (see their web site) -- you'd also be able to get a Missouri Master Angler award, both of which are nice for comemmorating a great catch like that.