Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 6/18/2012 6:59:57 PM Points: 442
WOW, now that's a cat to be proud of for sure, congrats. So much for the theory the big cats only bite at night. That's a fish of a lifetime for most people and you have caught how many in that range? It takes a lot of persistance and patients along with some serious skills to land fish like that and you sure have that, way to go!
Reply by: Catman1979 Posted: 6/19/2012 12:53:18 AM Points: 3993
MY HONEST OPINION: Had to work tonight on my b-day, and all the doom and gloom ended when I got in my car and saw your text! What an amazing catch brother, glad to see the old patterns holding strong. Daris isn't just the 'catman' of Aurora, but the state in my book.
I was sitting out late the other week, wondering why the hell I am going for this record. Posts like this, help me keep focused on my goal, knowing I am not the only nut. We are both goin' for the same record, but rest assured that you are doing a way better job then I am, not sure if or when that will change.
As long as you keep goin', I will too brother!
MY JEALOUS OPINION:
Daris is a no good dirty rat. If you notice, he is totally stiff arming the cat, and I bet for darn sure that he didn't wet his hands before holding it. Thirty seven pounds, yeah right. That looks like nineteen at best? Easy to land a cat that size when you have a boat man, and rest assured that the photo is fake. And who, in god's name, wears yellow hats?
In all honesty, I watched water drop planes fly overhead at Plo the other day while fishing before work, taking water from my spot. I am sure one of those planes took the Pueblo record away and dropped it in the fire. That's where my morale is :)
The baits that are working, keeping them secret these days sorry about that. In this case its not that big a deal. it was a bunch of simple night crawles .But if you start reading up on past threads you will find lots of info that will help you out more. What I do is not what most other cat anglers do I think I may be the only one.. It probably would not be much help for you. Good luck to you. Thanks again everyone.
chatfisher The color could be many things but I think it's because of the depth of the lake. They may spend most of there life in deep water? Then again some think And some times I do too, they live year round in shallow water there and get sunburnt Living in the weeds . Dont know for sure but they sure are pretty.
No small cats. They all get eaten up by the wipers and eyes. They used to just release them at the boat ramp and you could see the oil spill of baby cats get decimated. Last year they were releasing them in one of the coves. I hope they do it again that way this year. If they want cats in the future they need to release them in many locations and larger then 3 inches in very high numbers. I would like to see 15000 at 8 inches or more released. But what do I know about it? LOL It is a lake known for cats but not people catching them. The only one I know of for 2011 was the one I caught at 18.5# and I ask most of the Rangers also if anyone else caught one.That should tell you the population is low. I sight fish for them and the only ones I ever see are large cats. Cats will spawn at 3 yrs or so and they would be at 18 inches or more I have never seen any small cats with the other spawners. They have not done a lake survey sense 2008 , I think that they are doing one this year. I hope they realize there is a shortage. Did that answer your question? I hope so.
The up side to this is. If you catch one it will be large.