State Record Blue Catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by slimdaddy, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    potenial state record bluecat caught at meldahl dam 57.2 lbs 45.5 in on june 29
     
  2. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    That's a great fish.. was there any pics of it.
     

  3. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i never found no pics of it just the story about it
     
  4. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like a good fish, that one will be hard to beat
     
  6. catfishking35

    catfishking35 New Member

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  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing the story and pics. Nice fish.
     
  8. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing the story!! Congrads to a ne state record.:cool2:
     
  9. Eudora

    Eudora New Member

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    That's cool, great news that blues are showing good numbers in the Ohio
     
  10. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    It is very exciting that the Blues are moving up into Ohio and that people are finally catching some good sized ones
     
  11. 72hdflh

    72hdflh New Member

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    Congrats on the good fish and record, just a shame it doesn't appear as though there was any possibility of CPR.
     
  12. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Joe ... the way the recording process is set up ... there can't be much room for CPR ... it states that the fish must be frozen for future inspection until it is fully certified ......... G-
     
  13. Monsterkat11

    Monsterkat11 New Member

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    you'd figure out of anyone, the DNR would be concerned with keeping a state record fish alive. thats a shame. i can tell you right now, that record will be beaten multiple times by the end of this year
     
  14. 72hdflh

    72hdflh New Member

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    Garry,
    Thanks, Now that you mention it, I do remember reading that. What a shame though.
     
  15. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Just my 2 cents, I dont care if I put a 80lber in the boat, he wont be going to a freezer. I would rather watch her swim away than get my picture in the paper, and it wont be long before that record is broken, and yet another fish will be on the back of a tail gate headed to the freezer. No thanks....:angry::angry::angry::angry:
     
  16. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    That is a great fish. But I agree I would rather see it swim away than go into the freezer. But congrats on the new state record.

    Tom
     
  17. catfishking35

    catfishking35 New Member

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    ya i agree too i would rather watch them swim away
     
  18. elizabuilt

    elizabuilt New Member

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    that is a sweet fish too bad it has to die.
     
  19. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

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    Is that just in Ohio?? I haven't heard that but it does make since. Thanks for the info. Never thought about it that way but it would erase all speculations if questions arose.:0a31:
     
  20. chris369145

    chris369145 New Member

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    If you catch a potential state record, you do not have to kill the fish, the fish merely needs to be able to be inspected by the Ohio DNR. I have called the state on this. If you catch a monster, keep him in a livewell until he can be inspected. I use a 100 gallon horse trough for my catfish tournaments. The biologist merely wants to inspect it...if you can keep it alive for a day or two, get it weighed in, inspected, certified and then release it.

    Chris