First of all thank you to all of you that post in this section. I've been reading and trying to learn. Biggest catfish I ever caught before was about 10 pounds. There is no way I should have landed this fish, used 1 1/2" cube of chicken breast soaked in dead red. Ande 20 pound tournament line. 8' Ugly Stick white catfish rod and a #4 Kahles hook. It was hooked in the side of the mouth in the soft skin between the upper and lower jaw. Took 15 minutes to get it to the surface and two of us to drag it over the pontoon fencing with 2/3 of it hanging out of the net.
Caught on Tawakoni about 1/2 mile south of 2 miles bridge in 32' of water. Temp was 53.6 degrees.
I am 5' 10" 280 pounds and this fish makes me look normal sized lo. No scale but it was 50 inches long. Any ideas on weight? Online says approx. 62 - 65 pounds. Does that seem right? I know it was all I could do to hold it and it is pressed against my chest in every picture so no holding out toward the camera.
Thanks again, y'all are awesome. Hope to see you on Tawakoni sometime. I'm in a Maroon Manitou tri-toon with a Fun and Sun Black motor cover.
Dang pics are sideways, Photobucket isn't letting me edit them for some reason.