your biggest channel on what bait ?

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by Apache Flats, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    What's your biggest channel cat and what bait did you use???? My biggest channel is 14lbs caught on a live crappie. Also If you remember when did you catch it? Mine was caught in September last year and the water dept was 10ft.


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  2. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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    mine was about 8ibs (hes the one in my avatar), caught him in my buddys tiny pond on shrimp
     

  3. wpgape

    wpgape New Member

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    My largest was caught September 29, 3008 it was a 37.5" channel cat I used Raw Shrimp. I caught a 34" channel cat also that night on the shrimp. :big_smile:
     

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  4. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    I Caught My Biggest 18 Pounds On 7/25/06 On Cut Bluegill About 10 Feet Off The Bank. Then On 7/26/06 I Broke It By Half A Pound At 18.5 Pounds Fishing In The Same Spot On Cut Bluegill Here Are A Couple Of Pics.
     

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  5. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    my biggest was 12 pounds on shad.i caught it in maybe five fow.it had just rained and the creek was dumping into a local lake very fast.the fish was up in there feeding like hogs.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    [My largest channel cat was 23# caught on B'S Dough bait. I also caught two others in the 20# range the same day.B][/B]
     
  7. CHAVEZ CHAVEZ

    CHAVEZ CHAVEZ New Member

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    my PB channel cat was this yr August if i remember right :confused2: , big'ol 10'lber on bluegill head about 8 ft water .
    here's a pic .
     

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  8. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh New Member

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    Mine was 20.8 pounds on a live warmouth sunfish under a float in 12 feet of water. That was in 2003.
     
  9. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    Mine was on cut shad head under a Kat Bobber. It was 32.3lbs and 36" long. Just a few pounds short of the state record. It was caught 8/1/08 just after it came off spawn. So before the spawn it probably would had been a new record.
     

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  10. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    Mine was a 20 pounder, on an INFLATED nightcrawler.
     
  11. delbert bumbleshoot

    delbert bumbleshoot New Member

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    My secret to catching big channels is to catch large numbers of them although this year it seems I'm only hooking the bigguns in places that are extremely snaggy.They don't break me off but snag my line on underwater obstacles.I had one on a 5 inch crappie right next to the boat that would go over 30lbs but didn't have a big net and he snagged me up on the bottom. Big fish this year 18 lbs on liver in August in only 4 feet of water on a hot day.I could see the fish feeding on the surface and cast to her specifically. Last year 3 over 20 in a creek that flows into the lake after flood like conditions. All on turkey liver 24.7 was the biggest in only 3 feet of water. I didn't get a digital camera till a few weeks ago.Need to fix my scanner.
     
  12. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    15 LBS ON A THREADED JUMBO SHINER
     
  13. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    My largest channel cat to date is a 17# caught on shad gizzards. it was 33" long.
     
  14. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    My biggest was 7.5 lbs ,whole shad,Kerr Res,OK 2003
     
  15. X24

    X24 New Member

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    7-8lbs on minnows. The weight isn't spot on as i was using a very crappy scale, so it was basically guess and i usually underestimate fish.
     
  16. dust777man

    dust777man New Member

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    My biggest one was 11 lbs on Sonny's Stink Bait.
     
  17. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    20#, caught on cut Shad
     
  18. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    I caught a 10# just 3 months back at eastman lake, ca in 12 foot of water but my buddy caught a 24# channel same night pics to come...
     
  19. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Trion,GA
    My largest channel cat was 19 pounds caught on a raw medium shrimp in 3 feet of water under a float. I caught it on Memorial Day in 2006 at Rocky Mtn. PFA in NW GA.
     
  20. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    12lbs on cut shiner, my favorite bait for channels.