Roosevelt Lake - The biggest catfish I have ever caught!

Discussion in 'ARIZONA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by AZflats, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    What a great year for me!
    * I fished Roosie Friday through Sunday...
    ~ Friday night, two fish~
    11lbs~ Live Gill.
    20lbs~ Live gill.

    Saturday night, Two fish~
    27.11 lbs~ Gill
    66lbs~ Cut carp~

    ~ There are a bunch of photos I am going to post, please be patient.
     

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  2. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    More photos~
    Here is the Big boy!!!!

    53" length, 32" girth

    What a monster... I was convinced I had a new record..
     

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  3. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    I Bottomed out Roosie's new scale...
     

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  4. SilencedMajority

    SilencedMajority New Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy that you had a great summer fishing, what a way to top off a season. That is a huge fish, you've earned it.
     
  5. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    What a monster ..Ill bet the fight was one never to be forgotten!
    did you net it or do the ole hand on the bottom Jaw grab?
    .Once again thats awesome
     
  6. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Net was too small~ Used the Berkly lip grip.
     
  7. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    Thats way cool,Andy. Glad for ya.
     
  8. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Andy, how about telling us the story on this great catch..we would love to hear about it.:wink:
     
  9. Nightprowler

    Nightprowler New Member

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    DUDE!! Thats a dandy,come on give us the story.
     
  10. joeczar

    joeczar New Member

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    Excellent catch and the picturees of the Eagle are awesome
     
  11. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    man, that is so awesome! one heck of a way to end the summer eh? i cant wait to hear the story of you bringin that biggun in!
     
  12. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    wow
    that fish is absolutely massive!!
    keep it up and share the luck please :)
     
  13. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Okay, Okay~~
    Truly a memorable fight.. He ate a carp head hooked up with a 10/0 Khale.
    The only reason I was able to land him was because he turned around after his first run, and went the other way, (just before he spooled me). After a few runs, it went under the boat and lay on the bottom. It was like pulling a car off the bottom of the lake. What a rush when I saw its huge head break the surface. My buddy was quick with the lip grip and snagged it up good, brought it over the gunnels and I was staring face to face with the biggest cat I have ever seen...
    Amazing.. I was shaking for the rest of the night..
    ~ Before I was able to get that line got re-rigged, My bait runner was spinning. Then I set the hook into another giant, 27lbs.. (I have never seen a 27lb cat look sooooo tiny..:lol:

    * At the Marina, it drew quite a crowd.... I have never had my picture taken soo many times before....

    I submitted a state record form at the marina, Hope I can get in the books...

    WHAT A NIGHT!!
     
  14. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    That is one heck of a fish!!!!! Congrats buddy.
     
  15. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Congradulations! Thats good fishin!
    Wish we had fish half that size here!:lol:
     
  16. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Thanks Bro~ An amazing sight to see them in the wild..
     
  17. CBH

    CBH New Member

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    wow!!! That Is A Great Fish !!!! Way To Go Andy!!!!
     
  18. bonapetit2

    bonapetit2 New Member

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    That is an AMAZING fish!!
    Good luck on getting the record....hats off to you!
     
  19. Bob R

    Bob R New Member

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    That is one awesome fish. Congratulations. Please keep us all posted as to the status of the state record!
     
  20. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    congrats on the catch.those are some monster fish.thanks for pictures.