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How would you land a 150#er? #12563023
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Maybe with this Big Cat Winch bad boy?


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Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563040
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I'd use my net but it's a cool winch.


Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563045
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Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563094
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When we went to Sitka Alaska, the rule of thumb was anything over 50lbs gets shot in the head with the 4/10 short barrel. We used all the shells....
Not a bad idea for a monster cat!

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Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563111
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Shoot a 150 on my boat and you're getting wet, I might let you hold on to the rail while I tow you to the ramp, but probably not.

Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563184
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Louisiana utility vessel. They have a winch for all purposes! I like Tommy's answer though! "Hold that gunwale, I'm getting on top"!
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Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563255
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Most likely with a huge smile on my face.

Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563547
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This reminds me of the old man and the sea where he tied it to the side of the boat and was trying to drag him in.

Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563727
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It would be a fight but he would be in the boat for CPR for him and me.....

Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563862
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I wouldn't I'd let him go. A fish that big shouldn't be taken out of water. It's bone structure isn't designed to withstand the pull body weight against gravity.


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Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: WillieRip] #12563866
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Originally Posted By: WillieRip
I wouldn't I'd let him go. A fish that big shouldn't be taken out of water. It's bone structure isn't designed to withstand the pull body weight against gravity.


Yeah, unless I was trying to get it weighed for a new world record, I'd let it loose without taking it out of the water. Trying to figure out how one would arrange a live weigh of a catfish that big ...


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Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: WillieRip] #12563897
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Originally Posted By: WillieRip
I wouldn't I'd let him go. A fish that big shouldn't be taken out of water. It's bone structure isn't designed to withstand the pull body weight against gravity.

That's why big fish should be weighed in a sling or left in the net, so they are supported. I get what you're saying but big fish can be handled with the fish's safety in mind.

Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12563962
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I wonder how the 150 pound catfish's internal organs would hold up? Maybe a sling used for dolphins or something like that? noidea

Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Sumfish] #12564320
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Most people dont have scales that would go 150 scared much less weigh him accurate without harm....but we all know he would end up getting drug around in a truck bed & hacked up for dinner # Brown Town...LOL


If it ain't broke don't fix it...but go ahead and work on it anyway.....
Re: How would you land a 150#er? [Re: Blues] #12564464
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Originally Posted By: Blues
That's why big fish should be weighed in a sling or left in the net, so they are supported. I get what you're saying but big fish can be handled with the fish's
safety in mind.


That sounds great, but how many fishermen are going to do hat? What can be done and what is being done are two different things. Big Sam is exactly right.

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