World Record Flathead Catfish on 16 pound test line?

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by Bigfoot!, Jul 18, 2009.

Could this guy have caught a 123 pound 9 ounce Flathead on 16 pound test line?

  1. Yes he could have caught it on 16 pound test

  2. No way in Hell he could have caught it on 16 pound test

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  1. Bigfoot!

    Bigfoot! New Member

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    This guy in Kansas caught this world record flathead catfish It weighed out at 123 pounds 9 ounces. He says he caught it on 16 pound test line. Does anyone here think this is a bit far fetched? I'm just curious what everyone thinks about this.:0a23::0a36::misdoubt:
     
  2. Kalvinc

    Kalvinc New Member

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    Its possible :eek:oooh: But if you catch the world record flathead why lie about the line you used? It is a story in itself right?
     

  3. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    In a way i think it is bs but it is possible!
     
  4. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    This story has more holes in it than my underwear:roll_eyes:
     
  5. boyd79

    boyd79 New Member

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    if he was fightin it for two days:smile2::smile2:
     
  6. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    I have seen quite a few 150 pound plus tarpon caught on 15 to 20 pound line in Florida ... but it must be done from a boat. Another thing is you can't horse them in like most cat fishermen like to ... you have to learn to play them. I have caught 35 to 40 pound fish on 12 pound line .. but had to play them sometime for 30 or more minutes. .... Garry-
     
  7. Brad30110

    Brad30110 New Member

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    I would say you can do it, a bit of experience, alot of line, and alot more luck!
     
  8. TITANSFAN2104

    TITANSFAN2104 New Member

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    Smith county TN
    i think the igfa 4 lb test record is like a 250 lb marlin!!:big_smile:
     
  9. LOWCOUNTRY CATMAN

    LOWCOUNTRY CATMAN New Member

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    For what its worth,the former world record blue Catfish caught by George Lijewski was caught on 17lb lineIt was put in as a 20lb class record,but it was reportedly caught on 17lb stren.Oh,that cat was 109lbs 4ozs.This is still the SC state record today.
     
  10. suey

    suey New Member

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    arizona
    in open water anythings possible
     
  11. Bigfoot!

    Bigfoot! New Member

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    Ohio
    I think the rest of the story says he was using a Zebco 33 reel also so that might help you decide.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2009
  12. adamj

    adamj New Member

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    My answer is two fold: First I absolutely believe that a flathead that size could be caught on 16 pound line, second I don't believe that the reel he used has the line capacity to land that fish.
     
  13. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    I could say without any snags ect an a good drag yes it is very possible to bring a fish of that size in.
     
  14. JUG_LINE

    JUG_LINE New Member

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    NE Oklahoma
    Anything is possible.
     
  15. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    just look up the igfa world records, and you will see what line in the right hands can do,, i was just reading in june a woman was fly fishing in the ocean near puerto rico and caught a 151 pound blue marlin on 16 pound test tippet,,, as much as i love catfish, i dont think one can pull a 10th as hard as a marlin, oh and it only took her 25 min, i voted yes, it is possible
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2009
  16. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Yes he could have caught it on 16 pound test
     
  17. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    KS
    No way. :wink:
    Ive met a few people that know him and they say its BS.
     
  18. RPnKC

    RPnKC New Member

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    Kansas
    Possible...yes. It's a shame that fish had to die so young.