5-14-13 Big Cats 61,34,27 lbers(video and pics added)

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5-14-13 Big Cats 61,34,27 lbers(video and pics added)

Postby AlanShort » Thu May 16, 2013 6:06 am

Got out with Chris, Andy and his gf Nikki yesterday to catch some big fish. Also the first time i have taken out my 20'x8' cc sea ark and we broke it in right. We were using hand size and bigger baits on ledges. This is prespawn so will be the biggest they get all year. Corks on leaders worked better today and we used double hook rigs on the huge baits. Chris caught his personal best 34.5 lb blue cat and Nikki has the Jackson lake record(around 22 I think) which she got her personal best 61lb blue. This was the best fight I have witnessed which went for around 20 minutes. After walking around the boat a few times I seen bubbles and new it was ready to come in. Within seconds she had the beast up and in the boat. Andy got a 27 lb blue and they caught 8-9 more in the 10-15lb range. Great day! The pics of the 34 and 27 both are to large.
Heres half the catch. Took 20 minutes. video is 8 minutes
Heres the release. Very important to release the big cats over 10 lbs specially right now. When they are about to spawn. Like deer hunting, only certain ones have the genes to grow this big. Also there fry(babies) will be born alot bigger and healthier giving them a better chance to live. Catfish dont spawn till they reach about the 8 lb range.
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Re: 5-14-13 Big Cats 61,34,27 lbers

Postby Blackwater » Thu May 16, 2013 6:51 am

Whoa! You are out of control on these big cats. Thanks for posting. I love seeing this.
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