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#12099304 - 02/17/17 12:21 PM PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF
FishinTime Offline
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Registered: 11/22/08
Posts: 181
Loc: Duncanville
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.




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#12099321 - 02/17/17 12:35 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
FishinTime Offline
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Registered: 11/22/08
Posts: 181
Loc: Duncanville
Forgot to mention, we were fishing for eater sized fish. Only caught two 1 1/2 pound channels before this. We did have 3 good hits that didn't hook up. May have been big fish. The dang wind changed directions 3 times on us. We were out there from 9:30 til 5:30. Caught the blus around 3:00pm.
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#12099323 - 02/17/17 12:36 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 901
Loc: Emory, TX
I don't want to guess a weigh, but none the less congrats on the fish!! So awesome when all the work finally pays off
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#12099388 - 02/17/17 01:14 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
BADLANDER Online   content
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Registered: 08/05/13
Posts: 429
Loc: DENTON TX
Heck Yeah blew that Old PB outa the water... Congrats Them ugly sticks are good rods.....
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#12099416 - 02/17/17 01:33 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
CamoKat Offline
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Registered: 11/23/11
Posts: 432
Loc: kennedale texas
WTG that's a nice fish. I bet that was one hell of a fight with the ugly stick

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#12099519 - 02/17/17 02:45 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3926
Loc: Longview, Tx
partyonCongratulations and welcome to the addiction!

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#12099543 - 02/17/17 02:59 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
South Florida transplant Offline
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Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 111
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Very Nice and I can assure you this is an addiction.

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#12099703 - 02/17/17 05:17 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
Shadslinger Online   content
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Registered: 07/22/06
Posts: 312
Loc: Livingston
Big ole cat fish dude! WTG!
On the lake I fish, Lake Livingston, the rod and reel record is a 48" blue cat fish that weighed 71#, but they do vary quit a bit in length to weight ratio from lake to lake and fish to fish, depending on girth, and all kinds of factors.

That's big ole cat fish and congrats!

However much it weighed, you need a bigger net, lol!
I have taken a lot of folks out cat fishing after learning how to catch the big ones.
I always ask as we leave the marina, "What is the biggest cat fish you ever caught on rod and reel?" the answer is almost always 10#, as most people fish for eating size cat fish with appropriate tackle. A 10# cat fish is about the tops you can land with that size tackle, on average.
I always smile and tell them, I bet you catch a bigger one today.
And when it happens I feel the magic just like the first time when the rod slams down and the fish hooks up.
Keep on fishing!

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#12099714 - 02/17/17 05:26 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
BigPoppa007 Online   content
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1572
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
NICE Fish. Probally 50 lbs +/- a cpl pounds banana


Edited by BigPoppa007 (02/17/17 05:28 PM)

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#12099790 - 02/17/17 06:42 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 3849
Loc: saginaw,tx
Congrats on a real nice fish! thumb
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#12099859 - 02/17/17 07:50 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: mjmetro0719]
Wildman of the navidad Online   content
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 484
Loc: San Antonio tx
Originally Posted By: mjmetro0719
Congrats on a real nice fish! thumb



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#12099944 - 02/17/17 08:41 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 38685
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Congratulations on the PB. thumb
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#12099965 - 02/17/17 08:56 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 211
Loc: New Braunfels
Originally Posted By: FishinTime

Dang pics are sideways, Photobucket isn't letting me edit them for some reason.


Here you go, and congrats on the PB, that thing is a beast!



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#12099990 - 02/17/17 09:08 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 1609
Loc: Medina lake
53 my guess. What a fish! Congrats banana

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#12100034 - 02/17/17 09:42 PM Re: PB Blue ...... thank-you TFF [Re: FishinTime]
FishinTime Offline
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Registered: 11/22/08
Posts: 181
Loc: Duncanville
Thanks guys, needless to say I'm stoked !! And thank-you 1960texan for fixing the pictures !!
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