120lb+ Catfish in AL

by Dave Patterson 11 replies
How would you like to snag one of these? I believe the official weight was 120.53 pounds.... Caught just a few miles south of me.

Oh, and the bathtub behind the guy? Best I can figure is...redneck livewell...


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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    That's not your typical fish story.


    Wow!!!


    All The Best!!


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  • Profile picture of the author k2leet
    not your typical fish story indeed. now THAT is something. holy hell. guy knows what he's doing, got a bath tub ready to go.

    awesome photo.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    wow thats a big fish!

    I'm guessing he noodled that fish?

    That something i have wanted to try.
    @ Dave , do you noodle?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      wow thats a big fish!

      I'm guessing he noodled that fish?

      Nope....he actually caught it with a rod and reel using 40lb test line.



      That something i have wanted to try.
      @ Dave , do you noodle?

      <---Does that answer your question?
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      • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
        Originally Posted by Dave Patterson View Post

        Nope....he actually caught it with a rod and reel using 40lb test line.
        Guess that's why i am not a detective :rolleyes: I saw the blood and scrapes
        and guessed it was from being pulled from a hole.

        We have channel cats and blue cats up here, no matter the size they
        always put up a heck of a fight... and they break unsuspecting people poles
        all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Why you wanna go an post a pic up of that ole high livin redneck, when you KNOW none of the rest of us can afford a bath tub. Its just mean Dave!

    Ps. I bet its one of those fancy kind too, you know; with a rubber stopper hangin off the end of one of those bling bling tub chains?

    So ostentatious!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Wow!! I love catfishing. They really battle. Biggest one I ever caught was around 20 pounds. That big ol' boy would be quite the prize.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    I've had catfish on my line and not known it. They happily swallow bait on the bottom of the river and do nothing.

    Where are these fighting catfish?

    Did y'all do something to piss 'em off?
    Yep...plastic worms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    I've had catfish on my line and not known it. They happily swallow bait on the bottom of the river and do nothing.

    Where are these fighting catfish?

    Did y'all do something to piss 'em off?
    Sometimes the flatheads do lay on the bottom, especially the bigger ones, but the channel cats are great fighters. I've lost more than one rod and reel because the line was hit so hard I couldn't grab it in time.

    Might depend on where you're fishing too, or how plentiful the food sources are at the time, or even on the bait you're using (I use chicken liver or home made stink bait).

    All my cattin' has been in rivers in Iowa and Wisconsin.
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