What is a big fish to you?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by caneycat, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. caneycat

    caneycat New Member

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    I know that all bodies of water are different and a big cat in one my be a baby another. So my question is, what is a big cat to you? Please put it in inches and pounds. I will see what yall say and then I will put in my input.
     
  2. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    round here most consider anything over 30lbs big
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I would consider any fish over 10 pounds to be a big fish, of course it depends on the water you are fishing.
     
  4. Redneck1

    Redneck1 Guest

    I'd say Channels 10+. Blues/Flatheads 20+.
     
  5. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    30# blues and flats are at least above average in the waters that I fish. 40#+ is big, 50#+ is a monster imo. I've never seen a channel over 20#, so anything over 15# is big to me.
     
  6. catfishindylan

    catfishindylan New Member

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    down here 15 pounds and+ would be big to me:wink:
     
  7. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    Over 10 for channels, 20 for blues and flatheads
     
  8. caneycat

    caneycat New Member

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    For me it is about 35 inches and 20 lbs for blues and yellas and 30 inches and 10 lbs for channels.
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    From 10lbs and up.
     
  10. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    Anything over 10 lbs for me, it's not large for the Ohio River but it's big for me!
     
  11. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

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    30+ for Blues and Flatties and 10+ for Channels. A lot of fish here in this area reaches 20 to 50#.
     
  12. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    A blue or flathead over 20# is a nice fish, but they have to be over 30# to really make the 'big' category. Any channel 12#-15# or so I consider big. PB is a 65# blue. Last 'big' blue caught was 32+# last fall.
     
  13. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Fish that range from 10-30 lbs are nice.
    Fish that range from 30- 50 are big
    And anything over 50 is a brute!!!!!!!:crazy:
     
  14. catfishjon

    catfishjon New Member

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    My personnal best on yellow cat is 72 lbs. 50 lbs and up is a big fish for yellow cat for me. My best blue was 47 lbs and I am looking for larger blues. 30 lbs would qualify for a big blue for me. Channel cat would have to hit 10 lbs to qualify. Catfishjon
     
  15. LaBlueHunter

    LaBlueHunter New Member

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    for me big fish are anything over 50# under 50# is a good fish under 20# is a decent fish anything under 10# is just a eater
     
  16. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I would say #20 is a good fish but #30 and over is a big fish.

    Fish here can be caught in the #20 range but after that it takes skill to find. We hold fish up to #70 that I personally know of.

    -Jim-
     
  17. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    whats a big fish? LUNCH!:smile2:

    in all seriousness i consider 8-10 lbs a big channel round here. flathead 20ish. blues aint native round me. so there N/A:wink:
     
  18. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Flatheads and blues over 30 pounds, and channel cats over 10 pounds, are trophy fish in my book.
     
  19. mhbomber

    mhbomber New Member

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    to me, blues over 10-15 pounds a nice fish and 20 + is big. Into to 40's id call it a "trophy"
     
  20. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    In Nebraska I would say that a big Cat would be,

    Channel Cat: 30 in. or 10 lbs. and over.
    Flathead Cat: 32 in. or 15 lbs. and over.
    Blue Cat. 40 in. or 30 lbs. and over.

    Any catfish or fish in general that makes you forearms burn from the fight is a big fish to me!!:wink:

    Thanks for the post!!
    Mark..