Will everyone forgive me?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by jlangford, May 8, 2007.

  1. jlangford

    jlangford New Member

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    Ok people, i owe everyone an apology. I've been catfishing for more than a couple of years and reading the post on this form for a while now and i came to the conclusion that everyone was streaching the truth just a little when they were posting on how big their catfish were. I just KNEW that catfish didn't grow more than 11 1/2 inches in length because that was the only size i have ever caught.
    I did manage to catch a 11 3/4 monster one time but i just thought my ruler was defective. What changed my mind was about 2 weeks ago i spent the weekend on Martin Creek Lake at the state park and ran about 11 jugs off shore. I had intended to use nothing but live bream for bait but had to settle for some dead bream and chicken gizzards. Before i got ran off the lake due to the wind i had caught 22 blue cats that went from 2 to 9 1/2 lbs. I only run 2 hooks per jug and most of the time there were 2 fish on each jug. Even the game warden was impressed when i showed him my catch. Now i know that there really are catfish out there more than 11 1/2 inches. Sorry about doubting everyone.
     
  2. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    ONE...............:lol:

    Ol' Man
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    Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.

     

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    John welcome to the BOC!
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    John, welcome to the BOC, and the world of real catfishing! :canny:
     
  5. sgt_rob

    sgt_rob Member

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    John, Did you think we were all just really good at using Photoshop?

    Welcome aboard!
     
  6. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    Welcome To The BOC !!! :big_smile:
     
  7. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, there sure are some monsters out there.
     
  8. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    welcome to the boc john , i guess theres still some bigguns out there
     
  9. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Just wait brother, you've just seen the tip of the iceberg.
     
  10. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    You mean they really have fish up to 11-3/4" I don't seem to catch nothing over 6 "or so it seems. Really I'm J.K.Anyway WELCOME to the BOC.Your gonna love it here and learn a lot.
     
  11. jlangford

    jlangford New Member

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    well, i was going to keep this a secret but on the same trip i caught a small cat (if memory serves me i think it was a channel cat) that was only 2 inches long. It was hooked thru the lower lip and i know the bait was at least an inch longer that he was. He was caught on a 4/0 circle. I got a fin thru the web of my hand trying to get him released.
     
  12. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the BOC John.
     
  13. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  14. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    john welcome to the boc.there really is some big fish.but whatever you do ,take it from me,dont pee on that electric fence.
     
  15. shania

    shania New Member

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    :0a25: to the B.O.C. John

    We all are better catfishermen because of reading the posts on here, so the way I see it:

    There's no apology needed Buddy :wink:

    We all are going to keep on reading and get better & better.

    & that's goes for you too. :wink:
    :0a23:


    Take it easy Buddy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shania:0010:

    :worship: :0a23:
    Bert & Phil
     
  16. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    John, I gotta tell ya. Anyone who gets 8 "thanks" on their very first post, is gonna do just fine around here. Welcome aboard, I gotta feelin the way you write, we all here are gonna know you well in no time. Post away, I can hardly wait to hear some of your stories. Let me hand ya your first "Gold Coin".
     
  17. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    John welcome to the BOC!
    The Cats are real!
    :boss: ​
     
  18. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    John,
    Don't believe a word of it about the big fish.
    There are only a few big catfish. They live in a fish truck that drives around the country and stops in on different members when it is their turn to have a big fish picture taken. Get your name on the list so they call on you next time around your area.
    The fact that you actually caught some good fish of your own puts you way ahead of the rest of us.
    Welcome to the BOC...W
     
  19. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  20. 72hdflh

    72hdflh New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.