pig channel

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by massa_jorge, May 4, 2008.

  1. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i just got some pics from a buddy of mine of some trips last year, and there's a channel here that i forgot about. had my older girl hold it up. didn't weigh it, but it looked and felt to be 14-15 pounds, i don't know. it had probably the most swollen eyes i have ever seen on a catfish. bait was cut carp, with garlic and butter, of course, on a size 7 octopus circle.
     

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  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    They get freaky like that at spawnin time. Lumps big heads and buggy eyes. Almost makes ya not wanna touch em. LOL!
     

  3. Wolfdog

    Wolfdog New Member

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    Did it fight that hard that it's eyes went buggy? Or was it that big of a surprise that it was taken out of the water?
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a very nice Channel.
     
  5. Water Wolf

    Water Wolf New Member

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    I would love to catch that any day. Nice pics. Thanks.
     
  6. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i don't know if he was surprised or what. caught him in 5 feet of water in a lake that is only 15 feet deep, so it isn't that. maybe he was just that impressed by my tasty offering!:smile2:
     
  7. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    nice lookin catch.:wink:
     
  8. allena

    allena New Member

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    I`ve caught a couple that looked like that. A buddy explained it this way. After being in the darker depths and brought to the surface to fast, once they see ugly in the daylight it scares em bad.
     
  9. airforceben

    airforceben New Member

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    it looks like a fish out of water...bad joke i know lol
     
  10. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    nice nice channel rick
     
  11. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh New Member

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    Nice fish. Bug eyes or not
     
  12. Hoosier_Catman

    Hoosier_Catman New Member

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    That's strange. About the eyes and stuff. But, other than that, Great Channel. My biggest channel only goes around 10 or 11 lbs, so, that's a big ol channel to me.