River Monsters

Discussion in 'CALIFORNIA RIVERS TALK' started by BLACK MAC, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    Anyone watching the "River Monsters" series? there's a lot monster catfish and possible man-eaters (check out the Goonch catfish). Jeremy Wade is the host and does a pretty good job catching the big ones.

    Just seeing if there was any interest... if you like fishing (and catfish or large fish in general) you may enjoy this show.
     
  2. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Yes i like the show!!!! Those Gooch-cats got some teeth that would definately put a hurt on an old-noodler!!:eek:oooh::tounge_out::wink: It would be his last trip-out:wink:
     

  3. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    yes I like that show, I try not to miss it.
     
  4. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    Troy


    Thanks for your email, and glad to hear you've been enjoying the series.


    My favourite rod is probably the 10.5ft hollow fibreglass sea bass surf rod that I stripped down and re-ringed to go mahseer fishing in India in 1986. Back then it was impossible to buy what I needed off the shelf, and this was the closest I could get to what I wanted. I caught several mahseer on it, up to 92lb, and it has since also caught goliath tigerfish in the Congo, and arapaima in the Amazon, which makes it pretty unique. But it's now in semi-retirement. Hard to say what my favourite reel is -- maybe my Policansky multiplier, which is quite a rare make (quite primitive by today's standards and made in South Africa), but likewise it did the job when not many other models were around.


    Biggest fish was the grouper I caught in the bullshark programme, estimated weight somewhere between 250 and 290lb. For my own reasons I have never claimed any world records, although some of the fish I have caught might have been eligible (the goonch, for example).


    Most dangerous fish was probably goliath tigerfish in Congo -- they're like giant piranha, and could literally take someone's fingers off if they weren't careful.


    All best wishes


    Jeremy


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    You know I had to ask what kind of tackle, biggest fish and most dangerous... He's definitely someone I would go fishing with.

    :cool2:
     
  5. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    that was some good insight you rec. from the host of the show! it is on tonight cant wait
     
  6. 40oz

    40oz New Member

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    I've seen the show a few times & those fish are sure enuff monsters
     
  7. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I have watched a lot of em. The gooch cat has teeth like a shark:wink:
     
  8. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    That takes some pretty BIG (fill in the blank) to hook a goonch catfish then enter the (white water) river knowing there are other goonch’s around and the one you have on your line can turn around…
    Bill Dance and others fall off their boats fishing for “bait fish” (aka bass =) not too dangerous but to enter the white water with the goonch is a whole other breed of angler, that’s the guy I want to fish with…
     
  9. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    LOL!!!!:smile2::smile2::smile2: He has some big ones for sure. I would love to wet a line with that dude. He is serious!
     
  10. dhines

    dhines New Member

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    i have it set to record on my DVR . . . dude is a stud.
     
  11. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    love the show myself would like to fish with him also.any big fish gets my attention and gets my blood stiring.
     
  12. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    I go in the water after perch what you talkin about :smile2:
     
  13. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    LOL
     
  14. CatMan(Cali)

    CatMan(Cali) Well-Known Member

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    Me too. That's what puts me to bed everynight.
     
  15. tomtom

    tomtom New Member

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    thanks for posting that email its cool to hear from a pro
     
  16. jrgriffhusker

    jrgriffhusker New Member

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    They're showing reruns out here on cable already. Actually it went from animal planet to discovery for us. It's an awesome show and I even watch the reruns. LOL It's nice to know what he uses for gear. Good post
     
  17. Hemus Bocephus

    Hemus Bocephus New Member

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  18. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    Troy, Thanks for the post. I don't think I would take my little inflatable boat on one of those trips!