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One has to love when thay take a exploritory fishing trip and is pays off. I now have a new secret spot that produces catfish consistantly like this on I landed 6/8. Circle hooks are the secret weapon. 41 inches, 42lbs 6 oz Flathead Catfish.



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If you caught that in Colorado its a state record.
 

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There is only a couple lakes stocked with flathead in Colorado, and highly doubt they are that big yet.
 

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It's a powerplant cat.. One of those that's got baited rotisserie chickens on the shoreline with 100 lb test going back into the lake.
 

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JohnnyO19 said:
Definately not, but one hell of a cat!
I hear that!
 

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Colorado state record due to their newness is 2.9 pounds and 19 inches from Pueblo...one of the fishes chins in that picture weighs more than that!...great fish!!
 

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yea dont remind me what the record is that low
i caught one back last year that was about 10# and 2' long
i was just happy to catch one didnt ever come to me that
the record was that low

the wife didnt like how he looked compared to the channel cats we were catching that day
so i just looked at it a while and then put it back in the river
 

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fishingkats said:
yea dont remind me what the record is that low
i caught one back last year that was about 10# and 2' long
i was just happy to catch one didnt ever come to me that
the record was that low

the wife didnt like how he looked compared to the channel cats we were catching that day
so i just looked at it a while and then put it back in the river
       
Aaaanndd which river may that be, hmmmmmmm????
 

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man thats a big cat :eek: that would even be a big cat for the snake river in Idaho good job
 
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