the best catfish river in the U.S.A.

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by carolinakid76, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. carolinakid76

    carolinakid76 New Member

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    the best catfish river in U.S.A.?
     
  2. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    My list would have to be headed by the James. One of these days when I get rich and famous i'm gonna fish that river :wink::smile2:.
     

  3. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    lower mississippi, hands down.
     
  4. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    I love the Ohio River, but my trip to the James was AWESOME!!!!! It has my vote for your chance at a hawg for your time spent!:wink: rollo
     
  5. PaCatfishHunter

    PaCatfishHunter New Member

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    That's a tough question but I'm going to say the James
     
  6. greg

    greg USCA - STAFF Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The Altamaha hands down, it takes a few trips to get dialed in but once you have no place better.
     
  7. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    If we are talking in the US then the red river gets my vote for channel cats,the flatheads would be a Kansas river,and the blues I'm not sure of,but down south somewhere.
     
  8. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    The Ohio and Bigsandy river.
     
  9. skippi2use

    skippi2use New Member

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    The best Ive ever fished I would have to say the JAMES.
     
  10. kmcalester

    kmcalester New Member

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    The James River.
     
  11. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    As much as I love to fish the Mississippi. For Big Cats im going with the James Hands down. There's a favorite river for each species but for big fish consistently being caught no matter the species the James gets my vote. I have caught a PB of 25LBs or more for Channels twice, 30LBs or more for Flats once and 30-60LBs+ for blues over 15 times and thats only over a span of 5 months and all fish were caught from the bank. :big_smile: Not too mention plenty of monsters that got away :wink: I think you should start a POLL
     
  12. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Whatever river I happen to be on at the time!:wink:
     
  13. carolinakid76

    carolinakid76 New Member

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    i have to fish the james before i die.:big_smile:
     
  14. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    The river is great, I thought a 20LB Cat was a monster and something I'd never see until I got to Va.
     
  15. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    For sheer numbers of quality cats the last couple years, i'd have to say the lower Potomac from Washington, D.C. down 30 miles. Catching 10 to 50 blues over 20#'s to 60#+ is very common on any given trip.

    To have a chance at a real Pig, then the James, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee River would be the place.
     
  16. alton

    alton New Member

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    Mississippi river at the Melvin Price lock and dam area.
     
  17. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I am going with the Ohio. Where else can you have a chance at a world record of any type of catfish? Some rivers are better flat rivers some are better channel rivers, but where else can you catch a trophy in all three categories in the same day? 100+ blue, 100+ flats 40+ channels ... yea I'm going with the Ohio. I'm sure the Mississippi is up there as well if not even a bit better.
     
  18. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Good rivers fellows,
    But cant let the list go :confused2:with out adding the Tenn. River:wink:
    Puddle
     
  19. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    There ain't no big cats in the TN River :wink::big_smile:.
     
  20. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    I wondering the same thing. I would think the ohio and miss for world record cats.