Your Opinion Is Needed

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by DeerHunter01, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    Your Opinion is needed !!

    On the States that I list, I would like you to make a list and post it back here on the BOC in this thread, your number one pick to your number 19th pick, I am going to list 19 States, you go down thru them and pick the best fishing states. Like number # 1 that would be the best state in the 19 listed that you think is the best to go fishing for Catfish. and just go down thru the list 1-19, with 19 being the last state you would think would be the best to go catch catfish.

    Arkansas
    Tennessee
    South Carolina
    Kansas
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Kentucky
    Minnesota
    Alabama
    North Carolina
    Indiana
    Oklahoma
    Illinois
    Georgia
    Pennsylvania
    Virginia
    Nebraska
    New Jersey
    Texas


    Thank You
    D/H
     
  2. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    This will be interesting to see peoples opinions.



    Indiana (Got to home state)
    Virginia
    Tennessee
    Missouri
    Arkansas
    Kansas
    Kentucky

    North Carolina
    South Carolina

    Texas
    Alabama
    Oklahoma
    Illinois
    Georgia
    Ohio

    [FONT=&quot]Pennsylvania[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Minnesota[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Nebraska[/FONT][FONT=&quot]New Jersey[/FONT]
     

  3. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    State:
    Indiana
    1 Tennessee
    2 Kentucky
    3 Missouri
    4 Arkansas
    5 Indiana
    6 Ohio
    7 N. Carolina
    8 Illinoise
    9 Virginia
    10 Alabama
    11 S. Carolina
    12 Oklahoma
    13 Kansas
    14 Nebraska
    15 Georgia
    16 Minnesota
    17 Texas
    18 Pennsylvania
    19 New Jersey
     
  4. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Louisiana,Mo.
    1.Misouri
    2.Illinois
    3Kentucky
    4.Tenns.
    5.Kansas
    6.Okla.
    7.Texas
    8.S.C.
    9.Ohio
    10.Geogia
    11.Alabama
    12.Arks
    13.N.C.
    14.Indiana
    15.Neb.
    16.Virgina
    17.N.Jersey
    18.Pennsv
    19Minn
     
  5. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Warsaw, Mo.
    I like to target bluecats so I looked at the BOC Hall of Fame bluecat entrys. Heres the way it breaks down if I did it right..


    1. Kentucky 86 pounds
    2. Tennessee 84 pounds
    3. Missouri 81 pounds
    4. North Carolina 76 pounds
    5. Virginia 72 pounds
    6. Indiana 68 pounds
    7. Kansas 66 pounds
    8. (tie)Arkansas 60 pounds
    8. (tie)South Carolina 60 pounds
    10. Illinois 55 pounds

    Ohio 37 pounds
    Oklahoma 32 pounds
    Texas 13 pounds
    Minnesota 0 pounds
    Alabama 0 pounds
    Georgia 0 pounds
    Pennsylvania 0 pounds
    Nebraska 0 pounds
    New Jersey 0 pounds
     
  6. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    O.P., KS
    Kansas
    Missouri
    Kentucky
    Virginia
    Tennessee
    South Carolina
    Texas
    North Carolina
    Illinois
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Alabama
    Minnesota
    Indiana
    Georgia
    Pennsylvania
    Nebraska
    New Jersey
     
  7. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Oklahoma The fish are here, just aren't in the record books. Oh, and I count TEXOMA as an Oklahoma lake, not a Texas lake.
    Arkansas
    Kentucky
    Tennessee
    South Carolina
    Kansas
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Texas
    Alabama
    North Carolina
    Indiana
    Illinois
    Georgia
    Pennsylvania
    Virginia
    Nebraska
    New Jersey
    Minnesota
     
  8. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    I based my list on the big 3 records for each state. Missouri didn't fare as well as I would have thought!

    Texas
    Kansas
    Illiniois
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Arkansas
    Alabama
    Kentucky
    Indiana
    Nebraska
    Missouri
    Oklahoma
    North Carolina
    Virginia
    Georgia
    Minnesota
    Ohio
    Pennsylvania
    New Jersey
     
  9. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    JOISY
    I beg your pardon. New Jersey has cat fishin. OH you said good cat fishin. LOL! May not be the hogs everyone is lookin for but ya will be busy.

    One state I don't see on the list is Maryland. Its a good one.:wink:
     
  10. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Independen
    Sorry George! You might need to run down to Virginia!:smile2:
     
  11. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    State:
    Kentucky
    George Maryland is not on our list . This list was compiled through the fish off entries. there is 19 states that will be fishing the fish off, and I wanted to see what peoples opinions were on the top states to the last states. This does not have to be the biggest fish on record or the most fish on record, its what you consider the best fishing for catfish, now how you go about doing that is up to you. If you have fished them waters then it might be easy for you to pick if not then you might have to go by state information posted on records or by members posting here on the BOC. Even if I did have Maryland on the list I would still list it low cause it only has one location that is good waters.

    You need to remember when your picking these, if your picking Virgina because of the James river, remember Virginia has a lot more locations then just the James, so is that a fair shot at saying Virginia is the best cause of the James one river, Lets just for the heck of it look at the State of Tennessee: A Lot of people have put it in the middle to lower end.

    Tennessee: Fishing
    Cumberland River - Middle of the state
    Tennessee River Eastern / Middle/ Western
    Kentucky Lake - Western
    Barkley Lake - Western
    Chickamauga Lake -Eastern
    Watts Bar Lake - Eastern
    Fort Loudoun Lake - Eastern
    Douglas Lake - Eastern
    Old Hickory Lake - Central
    Pickwick Lake - Western
    Mississippi River - Western

    Don't forget there was just a 108 and 103 Pound blue caught in two days this past fall in Tennessee, Rate these locations that I have posted.


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    Now lets look at Virginia

    Virginia: Fishing

    James River - Eastern
    Potomac River - Eastern
    John Kerr Reservoir - South Central

    Wow, we are going to rate Virginia on one river system maybe two here, when the largest Blue catfish they ever caught was 95.4 pounds, I am not taking any thing away from them but darn big guys, why on earth are we giving them so much credit here.. They have three body's of water that's known for Blue cat fish, they are not even native to that waters. I fished there and had a blast and caught a lot of good fish but looking over the entire system here I would have to rank Tennessee over Virginia right now.

    Number # 1 . Tennessee you can get to any body of water to fish within a fair amount of time no matter where you live in that state.

    Tennessee has seem to produce a lot of huge fish in the past few years.

    Number # 2 .Virgina most of the people have to drive clear across state to get to Blue catfish waters. or catfish waters. I just think James river has been getting a lot of reviews here in the past six months and has been rated high and no one is thinking about all the other catfish being caught in other locations.

    I love the James its great water and will be back there again, but that's only one location for the entire state, I am trying to get your opinion on the best waters per state, not best river in the united states.. LMAO
     
  12. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    South Cent
    Interesting!

    Illinois
    Missouri
    Kentucky
    Arkansas
    Tennessee
    Ohio
    Indiana
    Alabama
    Kansas
    Minnesota
    Texas
    S. Carolina
    Georgia
    Oklahoma
    Pennsylvania
    Virginia
    Nebraska
    New Jersey
     
  13. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Cabot,Arkansas
    Arkansas==2
    Tennessee==1
    South Carolina==5
    Kansas==8
    Ohio==4
    Missouri==7
    Kentucky==3
    Minnesota==12
    Alabama==11
    North Carolina==14
    Indiana==13
    Oklahoma==6
    Illinois==15
    Georgia==9
    Pennsylvania==17
    Virginia==16
    Nebraska==18
    New Jersey==19
    Texas
    ==10
     
  14. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Were they caught from a lake in Tennessee? or were they just recorded in Tenn, from a trip on the river? Meaning if they were just recorded from the state across the river it would be from there instead? Or were they caught from a Tennessee land locked river area? LOL, just asking. Like the big Blue that was recorded for Illinois, in Alton, it came from the confluence so it could have went to either state just so happen the fella lived in Illinois?
     
  15. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    State:
    Kentucky
    Those two fish were caught out of Mephis Tennessee at the BP classic last fall in November. They were caught on the Mississippi River.
     
  16. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    Bein's I'm prolly the least knowledgeable in this area, my gut feeling just from reading the forums is:

    1 Tennessee
    2 Kentucky
    3 Ohio
    4 Arkansas
    5 Alabama
    6 S. Carolina
    7 N. Carolina
    8 Illinois
    9 Texas
    10 Oklahoma
    11 Missouri
    12 Virginia
    13 Pennsylvania
    14 Indiana
    15 Georgia
    16 Minnesota
    17 Nebraska
    18 Kansas
    19 New Jersey
     
  17. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Illinois
    Illinois
    South Carolina
    Indiana
    Kentucky
    Missouri
    Tennessee
    Arkansas
    Ohio
    Minnesota
    Alabama
    North Carolina
    Oklahoma
    Georgia
    Pennsylvania
    Virginia
    Nebraska
    New Jersey
    Texas

    Kansas
     
  18. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Triadelphia, WV
    Name:
    Walter Flack
    1) Tennessee
    2) Arkansas
    3) Missouri
    4) Alabama
    5) Kentucky
    6) Virginia
    7) Kansas
    8) South Carolina
    9) Oklahoma
    10) North Carolina
    11) Texas
    12) Illinois
    13) Ohio
    14) Indiana
    15) Nebraska
    16) Georgia
    17) Pennsylvania
    18) Minnesota
    19) New Jersey