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Fish: Channel Catfish

First ice cat

Post By: Kev-o      Posted: 2/4/2023 5:19:35 PM     Points: 78183    
Finally caught a catfish through the ice today and he was a doozy! Well over 10#. I can scratch that one of my fishing bucket list.
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: Feb. 4, 5:45:01 PM     Points: 181
Sweet, were you after them?
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Feb. 4, 6:05:10 PM     Points: 78183
Was targeting them specifically today yes. Was an area that Iíve seen them caught before. Fish was released.
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Feb. 4, 6:20:22 PM     Points: 3446
Very nice , WOW !
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Feb. 4, 6:33:58 PM     Points: 2900
That would have to get my vote for the coolest thing I've seen in 2023.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Feb. 4, 6:48:06 PM     Points: 10703
great job of blacking out the background . . . .I know a guy that catch's cats through the ice every year and I thought it couldn't be done . . . . .boy was I wrong.
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: Feb. 4, 6:51:58 PM     Points: 8838
Way to go. The pic looks like it was close to a MA. That's on my bucket listI just need to go out and try it.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Feb. 4, 7:12:55 PM     Points: 78183
Might have been an MA. Donít know I didnít measure it. Wanted to get it back in the water after a couple pictures. Was another caught today that was 29Ē and mine was bigger. Definitely the highlight of my 2023, so far. Gotta blackout the background. Learned my lesson there.
 Reply by: Eyefishing      Posted: Feb. 4, 7:20:55 PM     Points: 4944
Awesome, congratulations.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Feb. 4, 7:39:43 PM     Points: 120
Oh I have so many questions. Nice catch for sure!!!! Thatís a goal of mine later this season.
 Reply by: footmaster      Posted: Feb. 4, 9:02:05 PM     Points: 17
That's a good looking cat! Congrats!
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: Feb. 5, 8:17:44 AM     Points: 1501
That's awesome! I'm slightly jealous!
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: Feb. 5, 9:49:27 AM     Points: 4464
Awesome, nice work!
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: Feb. 5, 10:05:47 AM     Points: 181
Go to YouTube, ask for ice fishing for catfish Horseshoe chain of lakes Minnesota. TheSauk River which forms the lakes is canít miss in the some with chicken livers also. A. good book if you can find it is by Dan Gapen titled something like Catfish, the Whiskered Walleye.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Feb. 5, 5:29:04 PM     Points: 20938
Very nice congratulations.
 Reply by: El Jefe      Posted: Feb. 5, 5:39:38 PM     Points: 303
Very impressive.
If you donít mind answering, live bait or cut bait?
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Feb. 5, 7:22:53 PM     Points: 78183
Thanks all. I was very excited yesterday. Caught on a live 4Ē shad minnow.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Feb. 6, 8:50:04 AM     Points: 722
Sweet catch. I bet that was a blast!
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Feb. 8, 6:53:38 AM     Points: 71190
Nice one Kev!
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Feb. 8, 8:36:36 PM     Points: 78183
Thank you Ciso.
 Reply by: tdsis      Posted: Feb. 9, 9:36:40 AM     Points: 132
Nice work Kev!!!

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