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Bushman

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Monster Catfish
« on: Mar 10, 2004, 05:32 PM »

I had this picture emailed to me at work with no explanation as to where it came from how big ect. Does anybody out there know the story on this monster. Or am I the only one who has not seen this one. :o :o
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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2004, 06:14 PM »
I cut and pasted from the shanty..... :)  O.K. I had seen this fish on one of the news services, (CNN or FOXnews?)  This fish is a new state record catfish. 140 lbs. caught in Lake Texoma (on the border of Texas and Oklahoma) This is one of those legendary fish that scuba divers say they see at the bottom of dams that are big enough to eat a person.  They say that catfish this big are well over 100 years old.
Now I know that this photo is suspect to controversy, because it DOES look like a Wells cat from Europe.  It may be someone's sister-in-law? or even a photo of most Ex-wives being held by a couple "bubbas".  Look really close at this fish.  It does have most markings of a Channel Cat, the guys holding "Catzilla" are dressed like Americans, and (if you trust my memory which has been a little foggy at times) the lake looks similar to Texoma which I fished in 1995 or so.   
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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #2 on: Mar 10, 2004, 06:34 PM »
"Catzilla" is a good name for that monster !  ;D
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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2004, 10:53 AM »
 ;) Caught one about that big in Cayuga Lake this year. Got 149 ice jigs out of it's lips and released it.

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Took three pictures but they didn't turn out.
Only one on the ice that day. ;D Ron
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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2004, 11:10 AM »
My brother posted this on iceshanty it's is the world record blue catfish out of the same lake this year take a look http://espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/s/f_fea_cat_blue_record_121-8_Burkhead.html
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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #5 on: Mar 11, 2004, 02:57 PM »
WOW!  what a fish, my 3 yr. old son was watching me when i looked at this pic. and he said, NOW THAT'S A BIG SUCKER!  ;D

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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #6 on: Mar 11, 2004, 07:00 PM »
I'm just wondering how the ESPN fish has a dorsal fin and this one doesn't.  Hmmmmmm     Still a nice fish though

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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #7 on: Mar 11, 2004, 09:00 PM »
I could be wrong..... but i dont think they are the same fish
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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #8 on: Mar 11, 2004, 10:53 PM »
I think that fish does have a dorsal fin??  Look carefully, that pig's dorsal is bent towards the fishermen?  Isn't it?
Rojo, are you manufacturing those smelly spikes?

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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #9 on: Mar 12, 2004, 10:44 AM »
I saw that pic on a world record site but no specs.  It looks like some European fish. It is a monster that is for sure
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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #10 on: Mar 12, 2004, 11:31 AM »
This not a blue cat nor the state 140 lb record. This is a wels in the 2-300 lb range, take a look at the tail....different than a blue or channel. Here are some links to a couple of wels sites;

http://www.angelfire.com/oh/katchaser/wels.html

http://xvella.online.fr/photos-eng.php

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Re: Monster Catfish
« Reply #11 on: Mar 12, 2004, 05:36 PM »
I agree that its in the 2-300 pound range, are there any wels in this part of the world, or only europe?
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