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#12337471 - 07/13/17 11:29 AM My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0
cruzfishing Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/18/13
Posts: 207
Loc: North Dallas, Texas
I was drifting a sunfish out in 50' of water by the dam and caught this guy.
What do people normally do with cats like this?

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#12337474 - 07/13/17 11:31 AM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
8upwithfishin' Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 777
Loc: McKinney, Tx.
CPR. Great catch!

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#12337478 - 07/13/17 11:34 AM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
Fishin' Nut Offline
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Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 6305
Loc: Huntsville, AL
I CPR everything over 10 lbs.
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#12337513 - 07/13/17 11:47 AM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
cruzfishing Offline
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Registered: 02/18/13
Posts: 207
Loc: North Dallas, Texas
CPR?...oh you mean mouth to mouth? Yeah I did that for like 5 minutes and then let him go...my lips are still a little slimy but he should be ok. thumb
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#12337550 - 07/13/17 12:09 PM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
taterpop Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 819
Originally Posted By: cruzfishing
CPR?...oh you mean mouth to mouth? Yeah I did that for like 5 minutes and then let him go...my lips are still a little slimy but he should be ok. thumb
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#12337569 - 07/13/17 12:16 PM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
Caribou Offline
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Registered: 05/20/11
Posts: 21211
Loc: Watauga, TX
Most of us let the big ones go. I've only caught a few over 15lbs, but that's about the size I throw them back.
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#12337623 - 07/13/17 12:40 PM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
OPTIMUS PRIME Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2236
Loc: CYBERTRON
Nice!!! cheers

CPR which means Catch Photograph and Release, but sometimes its CPBR which means Catch Photograph Burp and Release when you catch em from that deep... Did you have to burp it?
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#12338030 - 07/13/17 04:03 PM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
Nickbyrd Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 1702
Loc: Alvarado tx
That's a hog . Eat em throw back whatever floats your boat brother as long as you got the pic you got the bragging rights peep clap

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#12338203 - 07/13/17 05:47 PM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: Nickbyrd]
Caribou Offline
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Registered: 05/20/11
Posts: 21211
Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: Nickbyrd
That's a hog . Eat em throw back whatever floats your boat brother as long as you got the pic you got the bragging rights peep clap


I agree. I throw bigger cats back, but not going to fault a guy for wanting to keep his trophy.
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#12338333 - 07/13/17 07:13 PM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
KQT Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 975
Loc: Dallas and Port A
Great job, I usually don't keep fish over 5-6 pounds but i rarely catch one over 2-3 pounds. Many years ago I did kept two that weighed 11 and 17 but felt guilty because they were tough and I just did not think they were all that good and I put the leftovers in the trash. Give me legal size too 3-4 pounds any day. But that's just me. If it's legal and you want to keep it enjoy.
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#12338334 - 07/13/17 07:14 PM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 42231
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. cheers
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#12338521 - 07/13/17 09:08 PM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
taterpop Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 819
That's a hog of a good fish.

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#12338547 - 07/13/17 09:19 PM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
mjmetro0719 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 3953
Loc: saginaw,tx
That's a real nice fish! Congrats!
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#12338907 - 07/14/17 07:31 AM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
Littlefeather Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/16/15
Posts: 374
Loc: Brownwood, Texas
Beautiful catch! Congrats! So glad to see someone post a big blue pic! Thanks!
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#12339083 - 07/14/17 09:18 AM Re: My First Catfish On Lake Tawakoni.... :-0 [Re: cruzfishing]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 1400
Loc: Emory, TX
good fish! thumb makes me anxious for trophy season grin
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