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#12256097 - 05/21/17 06:13 PM longest you have ever played a freshwater fish
Happykamper Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 8694
Loc: Southlake, Texas
I was fishing the dam on Texoma yesterday, I was using a 1.5 square bill and I hooked into something really big, I probably snagged it, anyway I played the fish for right at an hour, it spooled my reel several times, I just followed it with the trolling motor, it would swim down to 30-40 feet and just sit there, one time I had it close to the boat, maybe 8-10 feet of line out, when it dove back down it made a swirl as big as a car hood. What a kick in the shorts, it got off and I never got to see it, I am thinking it may have been a 100 pound catfish, it was very heavy. My arm and shoulder is still sore.
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#12256102 - 05/21/17 06:18 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
Scott A. Offline
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Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2482
Loc: Tampa Florida
I bet the fish was sore too after all that lol

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#12256105 - 05/21/17 06:21 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
Dale Griffin Offline
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Registered: 05/21/09
Posts: 1263
Loc: Del Rio / Lake Amistad
I hooked a water turkey in the back with a jigging spoon not sure if that counts... Fought it for 30 minutes or so.
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#12256129 - 05/21/17 06:50 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
An hour? I've caught 60-70 lb cats flipping grass but they came in in about 5-10 min. You probably foul hooked a giant Buffalo or a giant cat in the tail. Much harder to land foul hooked

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#12256136 - 05/21/17 06:54 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1812
Loc: Knoxville, TN
I caught a 9lb bass on 4lb line.....fought him for about 5 min.....

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#12256143 - 05/21/17 06:59 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
blooper961 Online   content
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Registered: 12/04/09
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Caught a big old carp once and had to fight him a while.
Of course I thought I had a big old catfish.

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#12256158 - 05/21/17 07:05 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
wtf242 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 197
Loc: Austin, TX
I foul hooked what looked to be a 40-50 pound smallmouth buffalo. I fought it for 30 minutes and got it close enough to see it but my line eventually broke. The thing towed my aluminum boat out into the middle of the lake

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#12256183 - 05/21/17 07:16 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
barbarian Offline
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Registered: 04/21/10
Posts: 727
Giant snapping turtle?

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#12256203 - 05/21/17 07:28 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
Der Vorsteher Offline
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I only catch small fish, so never more than a few seconds.
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#12256246 - 05/21/17 07:53 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
Tin Star Cajun Offline
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Registered: 10/05/16
Posts: 62
Loc: Temecula, CA/Midlothian, TX
If it went in circles, in was probably a catfish. Probably foul hooked it and a big one too.
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#12256251 - 05/21/17 07:54 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Der Vorsteher]
Happykamper Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Loc: Southlake, Texas
I would bet it was a giant catfish, when I tried to pull it up from the bottom it was like I had a sack of concrete, lots of weight, are there alligator gar in Texoma ?
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#12256262 - 05/21/17 08:02 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
Scott A. Offline
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Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2482
Loc: Tampa Florida
Fouled hooked this one on a shakeyhead and fought it for a few minutes

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#12256304 - 05/21/17 08:35 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
PlanoTom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 587
I hooked a fish on a 5XD on Ray Roberts and fought the fish for 15-20 minutes before he came to the surface. It was a giant (at least to me) catfish and I had foul hooked him near his tail. I saw him and he saw me and he dove back for the bottom. I was using 12 lb Big Game and I just couldn't stop his runs. After a while longer, I started putting more and more pressure on the spool to try to end the fight. The 5XD pulled free and I only had a few pieces of catfish flesh to show for the 30 minute fight.

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#12256389 - 05/21/17 09:39 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
kevine80 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 677
Loc: humble texas
25 min off a carolina at rayburn !

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#12256416 - 05/21/17 10:04 PM Re: longest you have ever played a freshwater fish [Re: Happykamper]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 9164
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I caught a drum that would of gone 15 lbs. Thought I had a share a lunker until I got it close enough to see it. Caught it on a white chatterbait off a main lake point at Fork.

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