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Big Old Male Blue Catfish? #12579778
01/15/18 07:45 PM
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We caught our first fish over 50 pounds on Lake Livingston Saturday. I'm guessing it was a big male because its head was very muscular and much larger, plus it had a very dark blue color. This fish must have been very old. It was blind in one eye and its fins had almost deteriorated down to nothing. Other than that the fish appeared to be very healthy and put up a good fight. Do you guys know how big the males get? Catching a male this big gives me hope that there are some giant females in the lake.



Re: Big Old Male Blue Catfish? [Re: Chris Richardson] #12579827
01/15/18 08:19 PM
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Lake Tawakoni, Tx
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Chris… Look at the head. If the head is way out of proportion to the body then it is a male. The males have a 60 pound head on a 30 pound body, LOL

Color should not matter.


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Re: Big Old Male Blue Catfish? [Re: Chris Richardson] #12579879
01/15/18 08:59 PM
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Yeah that head really fooled me when I saw it come up. I thought we had a monster lol. Look at this sickly looking big headed male we doubled up next to a big fat female. Similar head and less than half the weight. Maybe its just coincidence but all the males we've caught have been noticeably darker.

Now I see why y'all get all worked up over these catfish every year, this stuff is fun! The vacuum they must pull to make the rod tip jump followed by the big load up has me hopping around the boat like a little kid. grin grin banana



Re: Big Old Male Blue Catfish? [Re: Chris Richardson] #12579911
01/15/18 09:24 PM
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Ain’t nothing like it...we guide in the salt both inshore and offshore and I’ve yet to have customers get as excited as they do landing a big blue.


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Re: Big Old Male Blue Catfish? [Re: Chris Richardson] #12580154
01/16/18 12:07 AM
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Nice going Chris . Once you get the fever you are done I all but quit deer hunting because of it.


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Re: Big Old Male Blue Catfish? [Re: Chris Richardson] #12580255
01/16/18 01:05 AM
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Nice fish. Good job. cheers




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Re: Big Old Male Blue Catfish? [Re: Chris Richardson] #12580754
01/16/18 02:07 PM
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Man you guys are really bending that learning curve the right way!!! Congrats on all the good fish!!


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Re: Big Old Male Blue Catfish? [Re: Chris Richardson] #12604082
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beast!

Re: Big Old Male Blue Catfish? [Re: Chris Richardson] #12608340
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Awesome!!

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