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#11502619 - 03/26/16 12:06 PM About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached
MrNovice Offline
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If anyone finds a bluish gray catfish approx 2-2 1/2 ft long and possibly 30lbs with a tiny bobber above the hook and a 3/4 ounce teardrop weight below the hook, near the Miller Bridge/Lake Ray Hubbard overpass, could you please pm me and I'll tell you what address to mail him to - postage paid by me of course.

Seriously though, I fought with this sucker for about 15 minutes on 12lb line and finally got him to the edge of the pier I was fishing from, but of course the pier was about 10ft above the water over the handrails and 12lb line just will not hold a 30lb fish when trying to lift it out of the water. I should have known better, but I bet he still would have broke off trying to dry dock him from the bank. But he sure was pretty!


Edited by MrNovice (03/26/16 12:07 PM)
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#11502638 - 03/26/16 12:26 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: MrNovice]
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You need to beef up your line.. 25# mainline at least.
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#11502646 - 03/26/16 12:32 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: BrianTx01]
MrNovice Offline
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Originally Posted By: BrianTx01
You need to beef up your line.. 25# mainline at least.


I know, but I catch everything out there. Mainly fish for crappie and bass/sandbass but the cat took the small minnow and started running. I wore him out, just too heavy to lift for that line.
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#11502693 - 03/26/16 01:21 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: MrNovice]
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Google pier net I have one of these for when I am at Port Aransas fishing from the pier.
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#11502701 - 03/26/16 01:32 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: MrNovice]
catman89 Offline
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Yeah you did wear him out me and my cousin seen him at 2:45 this morning

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#11502705 - 03/26/16 01:34 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: MrNovice]
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#11502707 - 03/26/16 01:41 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: catman89]
MrNovice Offline
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Originally Posted By: catman89
Yeah you did wear him out me and my cousin seen him at 2:45 this morning


I don't doubt it, he busted off about 1am last night. Pretty much the only thing I caught last night except a couple small sandbass and some other dinks.
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#11502709 - 03/26/16 01:43 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: phototom]
MrNovice Offline
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Originally Posted By: phototom
Google pier net I have one of these for when I am at Port Aransas fishing from the pier.


Ahh, like a basket! Never thought of that before. Thanks!
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#11502942 - 03/26/16 05:15 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: MrNovice]
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You do know that a two and a half ft long catfish is only about ten lbs.
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#11502963 - 03/26/16 05:28 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
You do know that a two and a half ft long catfish is only about ten lbs.


Good catch Tom. I didn't even notice that.
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#11503354 - 03/26/16 09:18 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: MrNovice]
catman89 Offline
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I have the pictures of the fish .. and yes no doubt 30 lbs or more

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#11503483 - 03/26/16 10:30 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
You do know that a two and a half ft long catfish is only about ten lbs.


Then explain to me how a 10 poind cat broke 12lb line on a straight lift with no struggle? Glad you know you exact quotient for length/weight ratio there.
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#11503497 - 03/26/16 10:37 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: MrNovice]
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Well, for one thing since I fish a slot lake in which I have to release all fish between 30 inches,which happens to be 2 1/2 ft and 45 inches I have only weighed A few hundred thirty inch fish!!!
As far as it breaking your line, it could be any number of reasons.
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#11503545 - 03/26/16 11:11 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
MrNovice Offline
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Well, for one thing since I fish a slot lake in which I have to release all fish between 30 inches,which happens to be 2 1/2 ft and 45 inches I have only weighed A few hundred thirty inch fish!!!
As far as it breaking your line, it could be any number of reasons.


So no 30lb catfish that are 30 inches long...got it! wink
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#11503547 - 03/26/16 11:12 PM Re: About 30lb cat with tiny bobber attached [Re: MrNovice]
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