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#3285627 - 07/08/13 12:09 PM Surprise on the end of the line (pic)
catman529
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Made a hand line with a loop on one end and a #6 bait holder on the other end with a small piece of nightcrawler. Line was about 5 feet long and I was tossing it into a cove by a drain pipe in a local pond to catch bluegill for catfish bait. Well one of the times I was trying to catch bait, I felt weight on the line that started to fight back and I lifted this out of the water -



It's the same bass my buddy caught a few nights ago, characterized by a hole in its lower jaw. This ain't the first one of the same bass we have caught more than once in this pond. But usually they take live bluegill. About 3.5 lbs.

Wasn't till about 2 am, after many missed hits, that I finally hooked into a catfish on the small ugly stik with 6 lb line. The cat weighed a little over 8 lbs. some of these cats give carp a run for their money when it comes to fight.

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#3285682 - 07/08/13 01:00 PM Re: Surprise on the end of the line (pic) [Re: catman529]
Crosshairy
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Fun stuff!

Those size fish are cool to catch in little ponds, because they are basically "King of the Water" around there.

I caught a giant bream out of a pig wallow pond when I was 13 on a kernel of corn under a float. I had been catching 3-5" bream, and then this big fat boy grabbed it. He was 1 lb 3 ounces and just shy of 12 inches long. Pretty cool for a pond you could easily throw a rock across.
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#3285684 - 07/08/13 01:02 PM Re: Surprise on the end of the line (pic) [Re: Crosshairy]
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Cool!
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#3285743 - 07/08/13 02:33 PM Re: Surprise on the end of the line (pic) [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Cool. What kind of catfish is that? I'm not great on catfish ID but it almost looks like a flathead.
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#3285752 - 07/08/13 02:43 PM Re: Surprise on the end of the line (pic) [Re: Dbllunger]
R Crabtree
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Since you like to video and fish...you should do a show called "Pond Monsters" akin to the "River Monsters" show. Interview area residents about "monsters" known to inhabit their farm ponds...chasing their livestock and what-not.

Fishing shows are a big draw right now and so are shows about us rednecks. Make a million bucks and be famous the world over.
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#3285800 - 07/08/13 03:38 PM Re: Surprise on the end of the line (pic) [Re: Dbllunger]
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 Originally Posted By: Dbllunger
Cool. What kind of catfish is that? I'm not great on catfish ID but it almost looks like a flathead.

Male channel catfish.
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#3285810 - 07/08/13 03:56 PM Re: Surprise on the end of the line (pic) [Re: paincave_2000]
Meathunter73
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Nice catch!
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#3285813 - 07/08/13 03:56 PM Re: Surprise on the end of the line (pic) [Re: paincave_2000]
easy45
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cool
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#3285818 - 07/08/13 03:59 PM Re: Surprise on the end of the line (pic) [Re: paincave_2000]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: paincave_2000
 Originally Posted By: Dbllunger
Cool. What kind of catfish is that? I'm not great on catfish ID but it almost looks like a flathead.

Male channel catfish.
yeah it's a channel with a real big head. They fight like heck too
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#3285964 - 07/08/13 07:52 PM Re: Surprise on the end of the line (pic) [Re: catman529]
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Heck yeah! Nice ones
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