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Hey everybody, just want to know where you all have caught or seen the biggest fish in along time. For me both experiences were at good 'ol Lowell Ponds. Sure it sucks now but a couple years back i caught the biggest catfish of my teenage life there with some stink bait. On a different topic, I grew up around lowell ponds, it was my first primary fishin hole. I was fishing from shore one day (by the dock) and out of nowhere appears this huge cat (bought two,three feet in length) that scared the crap out of me! lol it just swam right up to me and starred at me for a good ten seconds and calmly swam off. I wish i would of netted him looking back at it now. I've seen some crazy sh** in Lowell Ponds. One time, when i was about ten i was fishing in the pond that is located right next to the parking lot(the one now blocked with a gate) and in the water i see a huge looking fish hard to tell how big it was but it was absolutely huge! looked like a crocidile! i'm serious! it had purple spots on it and a green body with jagged teeth.. Yeah i said purple spots. This thing scared me so bad i didn't go back for weeks. To this day i don't know what the hell kind of fish it was, lol! well hoped you like my fish stories, let's hear yours.
 
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perhaps we need a new section called ""fish stories"" hehe

purple spots? no idea
 

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ggest fish i ever saw was a 47 lb catfish this guy caught in texas. he was using minnows for bass and hooked this monster. he went in the water after him and stuck his hand in his mouth to lip him like a bass. big mistake his hand was raw all the way around it . but he caught it. biggest fish ive caught probably carps. never weighed them but much bigger than any other fish ive caught
 

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biggest fish i have ever caught....in my dreams
teh biggest fish i have ever seen cauhgt.....a 98 pound catfish out of the mississippi river...i was 8 (8 years ago)
 

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My biggest caught is a:
Carp :-[


My biggest seen caught is a:
Carp

The two I saw were like 20 to 30 pounders and all when I was a kid.
 

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The biggest fish I have ever caught is a 24 pound channel cat from the Colorado River. Took me 20 minutes to land it on 20 pound test line.
I have hooked and seen cats in the river considerably bigger than this. But they know all the snags like the back of their fins and they get into them and go bye bye pretty fast.
The biggest fish I have ever hooked may have been that monster mackinaw I hooked at Ruedi Reservoir ice fishing in 2004, It may have been 35 plus pounds before it spit the hook close to the hole. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :'( :'( :'( :'(
 

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I bet you had difficulty gettin sleep after that!
 

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The biggest I've ever caught that comes to mind is a 17 lb. brown trout out of the gunnison gorge. I remember one time (the same trip) I was reeling in a 5" brown that hit my panther martin spinner and a big ole' rainbow came up out of nowhere and destroyed it, I set the hook, and crack! my ugly stick rod was broken. I estimate this rainbow at 36-40" range. Pretty darn big, I'm guessing at least 20 lbs +
 

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I was fishing at elevenmile res. It was a day I will never forget because me and a buddy caught well over 200 lbs of pike that day and a 5 lb trout. This was when the res. was real low. (2 yrs ago) Anyway the wind was coming from the west like it likes to do and I decided to go to a spot that has a little current when the wind is like that and I have had some luck with some big fish. (This is after we had already caught over 200 lbs of fish. 10 lb after 10 lb) Anyway I decided to throw on a black spinnerbait with a trailer that I like to use. So I throw out into this spot and start to slow roll the spinnerbait all of a sudden there is a ton of slack in my line. I immedatly start to reel the slack up fast and set the hook. Fish on! But she doesn't feel very big so I start to reel her in real fast almost like you would a snaged stick. Then we saw each other. Holy moly! Never had a chance she had completely engulfed the spinnerbait she turned and dink she was gone. Cut the line about 15 feet from the boat. Biggest fish I have ever seen and I have caught fish to 18 lbs there. Biggest pike I ever saw somewhere in the 30 lb range. HUGE!!!!!
 

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I saw a pike of that class while ice fishing at 11-Mile. He came into our holes and just sat there looking at our tiny jigs then swam away. I found a dead Pike at Spinny that was 43".

I had a friend catch a 45 lb Flathead on a live Bluegill in eastern Kansas where I grew up.
 

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The biggest fished ever had on was a marlin in Maui lost him about 30 secends into the fight about a 9 ft fish. the biggest caught was 150 lb halibut on Kodiac
 

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For me it had to be a 25lb Spring Salmon from Bella Coola BC, Canada. In colorado I have a 10.5lb Walleye and a 7lb bass under mt belt.


-Jay
 

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Caught a 250lb Goliath Grouper (Jew Fish) In april my 9 year old boy caught a 44" Snook at New Pass in Sarasota close to 30 lbs. The guides said one of the largest Snook they had seen in ten years even made the Sarasota paper.
 

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biggest fish i ever caught was a 44inch 24 pound northern in canada and a ?inch 20 pound laker at williams fork that took 20 mins to reel in while snagging so i couldnt have kept it if i wanted
 

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Biggest fish I ever saw was my old man caught the Upper Rouge River record Chinook salmon at 46 lb. 12 oz. My best was a monster grass carp that I caught out of the pond behind the Marie Calander's at like 2nd and Union in Lakewood. I was practicing with my new 5 weight fly rod with just the last 3 foot of leader and a hook and some wet bread balled on. The fish took my bait and for the next 45 to 60 minutes it thrashed around the pond including at 1 point kicking against the far bank. Finally waded into the pond to pull him out, both he and I were exausted. The fish was well over 36"s long and 30+ pounds and fat as can be. No clue about exacts because I was just a punk kid fishing a local pond for practice, but I will never forget that fish. HUGE
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My biggest fish came about five years ago. It was a 9.5 foot sturgon. Im not sure what it would have weighed but i would guess over 200 lbs. We were fishing whole shad that were at least three lbs below the Boniville Dam on the Columbia River in Washington. Ive never been so tired after fighting a fish those monsters are soooo strong. He even came completley out of the water on one jump. I have some pics somewhere ill pst them if i can find them.
 

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Personally Caught on rod and reel:

Blacktip Shark off Padre Island - 60" and 62 lbs
Longnose Gar in Texas - 54" and 45 lbs (6lb. test!)
Chinook Salmon on Lake Michigan - 42lbs
Musky on Lake of the Woods - 50" and 36 lbs (on the wall)
Cow nose Ray in Florida - 38 lbs
King Mackeral at Port Aransas Tx. - 27lbs

Seen in the water but not caught:

Sturgeon below Bonneville dam in OR - ?? 10-12' long
Alligator Gar in Texas about the same length
Paddlefish jumped clear out of the water near my boat on the St. Croix River - est. 80-100lbs
I've seen numerous Muskies following the bait between 50"-60" in Lake of the Woods
 

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Biggest I caught was a 120lb sailfish off Mazatlan,mexico.Most fun big fish was a 42 lb king salmon on 12 lb test on vancouver island.I had another king on that leapt 8 ft in the air and my 30lb test mono snapped like a .270 caliber rifle shot!Even the local guys all went"WOOOOH!!"
 

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If you like carp then try the ponds by KB homes, Which is on the 1 st exit towards Longmont if you are coming from Denver and there are HUGE carp etc...
 
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