Whats your fish of a lifetime???

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by tbull, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Keep it realistic, but I want to know what your dream catch would be. This pertains to native catfish. For me it would be a 70lb blue or bigger which is very possible around here. What about you guys? If you have already caught it then so be it..:wink:

    :roll_eyes:
     
  2. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    60+ lb Flathead:eek:oooh:
     

  3. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    id like to get ahold of a 50+lb flattie out of the arkansas.
     
  4. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Nothing will do but that elusive 100+ pounder that I know is swimming under my boat on the Mississippi River.:cross:
     
  5. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Well, this is a good and fun question. To me its always about more and more. If you catch a 50 pounder, then a 60 plus would be a fish of a lifetime until you catch a 60 then the bar raises again. The day that I feel that im satisfied with what I have caught, and don't care to catch anything bigger will probably be my last trip out catfishing. So to answer your question a 50 would be nice to start with:wink: But, if a 70 is what bites, I won't feel the need to get a 50 or 60:smile2: rollo
     
  6. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Like Rollo said, I like to work up. I've caught a few in the low to mid 30's and would like to move up in the 40lb club. Maybe if I work hard enough get to the 50lb Club in the next 10 years. And maybe if I live long enough spend my last days as a member of the 60 or 70lb Club.

    Doing it in your "home" river is most rewarding.

     
  7. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    Thats why I put a + sign behind my 60:smile2:
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    the 55-lb flathead I caught last year was my fish of a lifetime.

    Even in that same day I lost one that felt bigger, and pulled harder.
     
  9. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    I see Radish lurking below. He done caught his Fish of a Lifetime. I wonder if he's still looking for a bigger one....I suspect he is.:wink:

    That fish is still swimming after he turned it loose. It was a serious contender for the Blue Cat World Record and may have shattered it. We'll never know. Heck of a Sportsman that Radish is.

    Hats off to you again Mr. Radish!
     
  10. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    A hundred plus pound flattie cat would be alright, I suppose...:cool2: I doubt that's realistic for the river and creeks I fish, but ahwell.

    -Red
     
  11. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Yeah that 100 lber is sounding better and better! LMAO!!!:smile2::wink:
     
  12. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going to put a label on it. If I said a 100lber then what am I going to do after I get it, quit? I don't think so.
    My fish of a lifetime will be undefined until the day I die I guess...W
     
  13. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 New Member

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    I am with Rollo. A #50 Flat would be realistic now, but I would always want bigger and would prob. never be satisfied. I have already caught some other species of fish that were a few hundred pounds on stand up gear, when I lived in Fl. I am always looking for that kind of fight now in Pa. (whitch will prob. never happen :sad2:) but it keeps me hungry for the bigger cats. I don't know, I am just happy when my rod is bent :smile2:.
     
  14. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    i really don't know if it would be a flat or a blue.


    if i would pick a flat,i would say a 50 pounder

    if i were to pick a blue,i would say probably a 70 pounder

    well even a channel at 20 pounds would be that fish also
     
  15. Catfish Levi

    Catfish Levi Member

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    20# Plus channel cat haha i have dreams about it
     
  16. ohio hilljack

    ohio hilljack New Member

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    My dream fish is bigger than the one I just put back. I try not to get tied up on size but I would gladly take any large fish that gets on the hook. I guess I never caught the big fish flu too bad.
     
  17. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    I just love that feeling when you know you have a hawg on. Hands are shaking, praying to god the line doesn't snap, feeling like you are going to puke your so nervous...cant beat it..:roll_eyes::0a32:
     
  18. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    my fish of a lifetime was 56.5 lbs probaly never do better than that but u never know
     
  19. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    A flathead that goes a 100# plus. Ive got a good spot for them hopefully it will happen someday.
     
  20. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    A 50 lb Flat is my choice! But im gonna catch that outta SMANs boat this spring! So ill get back with ya on this in the summer! LOL!