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Fish: Channel Catfish

2021 cats

Post By: fathog247      Posted: 12/12/2021 6:56:49 PM     Points: 33    
This year I thought I focus on cats learn a lot. Usually just get lucky and cat a few master a 5/6 a year was my best in a year. This year I hit 23 master 4 38inches.
 Reply by: fathog247      Posted: 12/12/2021 7:02:31 PM     Points: 33
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/12/2021 7:02:38 PM     Points: 11263
You done good!
 Reply by: fathog247      Posted: 12/12/2021 7:11:42 PM     Points: 33
Last pick one of my fav 34inches 24lbs look like a baby seal short and fat
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 12/13/2021 7:26:30 AM     Points: 3897
Holy Bleep. That's a nice year.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 12/13/2021 7:52:43 AM     Points: 71661
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/13/2021 8:12:50 AM     Points: 11079
Man Iíd say you had a good year. Congrats
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: 12/13/2021 8:35:28 AM     Points: 9000
That's a mess of very nice cats congratulations.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 12/13/2021 9:52:35 AM     Points: 8440
Looks like you have them zeroed in. Congrats on a good year. Do you have any tips to share for us amiteur catfishers?
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/13/2021 12:37:44 PM     Points: 266
That big one in the middle is a monster!!!! Nice year for sure!!! Are those monsters good eating or muddy tasting? Catfish is my favorite but I'm not sure I've ever chowed one that big.
 Reply by: fathog247      Posted: 12/13/2021 2:20:43 PM     Points: 33
Thanks fellas I put em all back fish for sport 90% of the time and big fish go back. Hook size and line was the biggest improve this year for me and how to set your drag.
 Reply by: fathog247      Posted: 12/13/2021 2:23:35 PM     Points: 33
Name brand hooks those cheap eBay hooks snap in half
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 12/13/2021 2:46:01 PM     Points: 3011
Very nice, congrats.
 Reply by: El Jefe      Posted: 12/13/2021 6:58:28 PM     Points: 313
Fathog,

Those are some very nice cats! Congratulations and thank you for releasing the big boys and girls! As you know, it takes decades for fish to get that big and by releasing them, you and others can enjoy the thrill of catching those monsters again and again.
Youíre a great conservationist and sportsman!
 Reply by: fathog247      Posted: 12/15/2021 9:02:41 PM     Points: 33
El jefe thanks you. I enjoy the release just as much as the catch.
 Reply by: SurfaceIron      Posted: 12/16/2021 7:12:24 AM     Points: 404
Very impressive. It's obvious that you have put in a lot of hard work and time to perfect your game. Absolute WOW from me.
If there was another level of wow, I would say it.
 Reply by: bhooker      Posted: 12/17/2021 6:00:17 PM     Points: 17
I haven't seen cats that big since i left Illinois.
 Reply by: 10klakes      Posted: 12/17/2021 6:29:03 PM     Points: 475
Outstanding!! I like how you dedicate a whole year to a target species and MASTER it. Iím seeing mostly Blues, right? Do you target them specifically? How late into the night are you typically find them feeding?
 Reply by: fathog247      Posted: 12/18/2021 12:13:28 AM     Points: 33
Its was and boring for awhile. Cat fishing can be boring when all you do is miss bites. I donít think there blues anal didnít match up.
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 12/19/2021 12:51:54 PM     Points: 1690
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 12/20/2021 6:21:59 PM     Points: 8440
Fishrangler, We haven't heard from you lately everything OK with you, we miss your reports on all those monster cats.
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 1/2/2022 3:15:44 PM     Points: 1690
Not To Old
I moved to OK down on lake Texoma almost 2 years ago. Got my new boat on the slip at the marina not far about 1 mile from my house. No SUPs around here and the fishing is crazy good year round. No ANS inspections loving it best thing i ever did was leave colorado for a state that manages fishing and hunting better then CO. I do miss everyone on the forum i learned alot from being on this site and i will continue to lurk around from time to time. Thanks for asking about me appreciate it. Hope everyone in CO is doing well also happy new years guys and gals.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 1/2/2022 8:42:40 PM     Points: 11079
Glad hear all is well rangler!!
 Reply by: WapitiStalker      Posted: 1/6/2022 4:36:39 PM     Points: 150
Thats amazing! Nice work... makes me want to go back to trying for cats again this year!
 Reply by: Doc      Posted: 1/7/2022 10:35:36 PM     Points: 380
Nice work!..I'm planning on getting some in 22. What was your best bait?

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