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#11922480 - 11/07/16 09:23 PM Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands?
catdub Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 156
Loc: cleburne tx
I was just wondering if you hook in to a trophy blue but you have no lip grips near by no net and your by yourself Can you grab the fish on the lower lip or would it clampdown and possibly break bones in your hands I was,just wondering in case I ever hook into one

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#11922562 - 11/07/16 10:50 PM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3986
Loc: Longview, Tx
I doubt it would break any bones, but if it clamps down and rolls it will effin hurt! It will also exfoliate your skin real nice. That's why Tom has hands like a newborn baby's behind.

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#11922627 - 11/08/16 02:31 AM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
They can dang well sprain your wrists and if coming fresh out of a live well can break it!!!
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#11922653 - 11/08/16 05:48 AM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Ask James Wheeler… Part time Catfish Guide on Lake Tawakoni. Holding a 40 pounder the fish clamped down on his hand then rolled… Breaking both bones in his right arm. I think that was about two years ago.
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#11922706 - 11/08/16 06:38 AM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
BrianTx01 Offline
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They certainly can hurt when they bite down, plus they can take the skin off the top of your thumb.
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#11922751 - 11/08/16 07:05 AM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Here's a little cat rash!!
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#11922958 - 11/08/16 08:51 AM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1578
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
It's the Roll like said.

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#11922968 - 11/08/16 08:56 AM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Austin, Tx
Wow, That's an open invitation for some kind of flesh eating bacteria. Think, I'll invest in a pair of grippers.
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#11923193 - 11/08/16 11:00 AM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 3874
Loc: saginaw,tx
Grippers are definitely worth the investment
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#11923199 - 11/08/16 11:04 AM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Grippers are great till you have to stick your hand inside to remove the hook or if the burp pipe doesn't work and you have to stick your hand past the gullet to relieve the air!!!
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#11923206 - 11/08/16 11:09 AM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
Denny Hix Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 176
Loc: Rowlett
I offered to take a friend fishing after telling him what a big old blue could do to his hands. He said he would bring a pair of gloves. I told him there would be no gloves on my boat or next thing he would be wanting me to take him back to the restroom to [censored]. I didn't tell him I had a couple of Team Catfish grippers.
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#11923366 - 11/08/16 12:49 PM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1433
Loc: Kaufman
I keep a pair of mechanics gloves on my boat, a set of grippers, and a large landing net when chasing big blues. Net to get them in the boat, grippers for handling and pics, and gloves for hook removal.

Caught a 57 pounder a few years back that had three hooks in his mouth other than the one that brought him to the boat. Be careful about blindly sticking your hand in a bib blue's mouth.
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#11925770 - 11/09/16 01:16 PM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
flexpress Offline
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Registered: 02/04/02
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Loc: Terrell Tx
good gloves too Bud ! cats don't mess around !
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#11926197 - 11/09/16 04:55 PM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
catcrew68 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 23
I was running trotlines on Lake Ivie. Had a 42 pound yellow hooked through about a 1/4 inch of skin in the top of his head. I grabbed his lower jaw and jerked him in all in one motion. I knew he would be too stout for me if I didn't get him out of the water quickly.
My hand was ok but I had to see a chiropractor for my shoulder. Lol Net stays in the boat now!

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#11928164 - 11/10/16 08:58 PM Re: Can big blue catfish jaws break your hands? [Re: catdub]
Spooley Offline
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Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 163
Loc: Texas
If they (50 LB PLUS FISH) can jerk a 200 lb man from a jon boat on a trot line, then no problem breaking some bones.
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