Big Fish Photo

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  1. Scott L

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    Think it's real or fake? Can they get that big?
     
  2. Kenneth

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    It's possible according to this article:

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/science...ia.catfish.ap/

    The article is about Cambodian Catfish which can get up to 10 feet long but they mention the US Catfish can get up to 6 feet. That picture looks to be in that range.

    Kenneth
     
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    HOLY MOLEY!

    I don't think I want to walk around in the river anymore!
     
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    Here in West Tennesse, there have been numberous catfish that weighed in around 40-50 pounds. Most of them are caught at Pickwick Lake (a dam-controlled lake off the Tennessee River). I don't know that I've ever seen one that size though. The biggest I've caught was only around 3 feet. Basically, as long as they have an adequate food supply, they'll eat and get bigger. It's just a matter of their enviroment being able to accomodate their size. The worst part about the larger fish, however, is that the larger a catfish is, the worse the ensuing fillets taste. I'm assuming it's because they're bottom feeders, and ones that large can swallow more gunk than a smaller one.
     
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    it appears that they were using rope or parachute cord for fishing line [​IMG]
     
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    Sturgeon in the Colombia river (between WA and OR) can get HUGE (bigger than the catfish photo).
     
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    Too much work greg, and you can't even keep the big ones.
    Had some great videos of us hauling in 6-8 foot sturgeon though.
     
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    I live in Texas and I'm fairly close to Lake Texoma. I've seen several of those pictures around town. Heard one was supposedly caught pretty close to here that was a monster, so I'm betting it is real.
     
  10. Noah Gottula

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    If you follow the second link Todd posted there are some interesting posts.

    Apparently the fish was caught in a river in Italy. They also seem to be somewhat common (maybe not common, but not as rare as I would of thought).

    Check out these other ones:
    http://xvella.free.fr/html/eng/photo...1/00000109.htm

    http://xvella.free.fr/photos/photo-e...idx=675&cntp=1

    http://xvella.free.fr/html/eng/photo...5/00000572.htm

    I dont know about you guys, but they look pretty disgusting to me. Especially that last albino one.
     
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    The rope in the pic is the stringer, its used so you can keep the fish in the water without it swimming away and continue fishing. You wouldn't use normal fishing line as a stringer because a fish trying to free itself could get all sliced on the thin fishing line.
     
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    The guy on the left is a little too excited to catch this fish.
     

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