Stupid Question about getting poked by big catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by g3l33m, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. g3l33m

    g3l33m Member

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    OK, I see all you guys with your HUGE fish and you're holding them against your stomachs in the pictures. How are you NOT getting poked by the fin/sticker? Are they completely dull by the time they get that big? (I hate picking up super small catfish because that seems to be when they are the pointy-est.)

    thanks,

    Greg
     
  2. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Oh no they will still get ya alright, LOL. With them being big, its just easier to avoid being stuck...it's the little ones squirming around fast that always stick me.

    The big ones have bigger fins so its easier to maneuver around them.....

    I don't think I answered you very good, LOL.
     

  3. catinaldatime

    catinaldatime New Member

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    1 went into my foot one time,my wife had to pull on its head to get it out,no lie true story.had a hard time walking for like 4 dayz after.
     
  4. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Yeah as Jim said, the bigger cats are more broad-finned which puts those stickers under a little better control.:wink:
     
  5. buddyodie

    buddyodie New Member

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    Believe me, the big ones will stick you, they are just easier to handle. Big fish are much easier to get out of the live well than those little eaters. Seems like I get stuck every time trying to wrangle the little ones. Just grab the big ones by the mouth and pull em out! Plus as others have already said, they aren't needle sharp like the babies.
     
  6. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    yup bigger fish are easier to deal with fo sure them lill ones will get ya good and quick(LOL)
     
  7. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    It always has been the little ones that have gotten me. I think their fins are twice as sharp as the larger ones. Plus them little guys can move pretty quick.