18 January 2007

 

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I recieved these in the mail.
I am sure they were meant to go to Catfish, so I am passing them on.

Catfish and Guyk can tell us whether these pics are real or photoshopped.

Pics via BobG he passed them to me at this post A first to remember


Comments:

I know that in Missouri where I'm from, noodlers can get get catfish that weigh up to 100 lbs.

Noodling is where the fisherman gets in the water and puts his arm into the side of the river bank and feels around in the crevices. when he feels a catfish he sticks his arm in it's mouth, grabs the gills and pulls it out.

The pics are probably real.

You can tell a noodler by the ring of scars encircling their forearm.
# posted by Hammer : Thursday, January 18, 2007 11:47:47 AM

Whether those are real or not, I cannot say, but my dad (an old Zambia hand) used to catch catfish (usually called barbel in Africa) and tigerfish in some of the rivers in Zambia. There was also a much larger catfish called Vundu which was about that size. Whether that is them(they?) I don't know.

Then for a catfish to be really feared we have the Candiru
# posted by Oubaas : Thursday, January 18, 2007 3:03:28 PM

Looks like a big Mississippi River Flathead Cat..I have seen many of them over 100 pounds and caught one so big one time that when I was trying to get it in the boat I pulled its head plumb off! I took a picture of the head and it weighed 15 pounds..I would post that picture but it is so heavy it would break my scanner..
# posted by GUYK : Friday, January 19, 2007 6:16:17 AM

we call it (hand) grabbling here in Misssissippi We have causght them up to 80lbs. Those look in that range. I have heard og bigger on the river and other places. Probably caught in traps using diving equipment.
# posted by Editor : Friday, January 19, 2007 6:39:32 AM

Looks real to me. Over at Moncks Corner in South Carolina they pull cats out of that damned area weighing over 125 pounds. I have never caught one that big. The best eating cats are those around 10 to 20 inches long. My cousin and I use to put out lines at night and go back the next day and have about 30 catfish on the hooks. Good white meat and the smaller ones are very tender and sweet. River fish always taste a lot better than pond or farm raised cats.
# posted by Catfish : Friday, January 19, 2007 9:21:09 AM

Holy carp! (I know it's not a carp, I'm just trying to be cute)
# posted by Lisa W. : Sunday, January 21, 2007 4:52:23 PM

That's real. I used to work on a catfish farm. My brother-in-law and I wrestled one bigger than that out of a pond and into a tank truck. It beat the crap out of us, and we ended up having to winch it into the tank with the small crane mounted on the back of the truck. My bro took the barb all the way through his hand. Nearly lost his hand. They wouldn't let me shoot that damn fish, or I woulda.
# posted by Bane : Wednesday, January 24, 2007 9:53:29 PM


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posted by GUYK @ Friday, January 19, 2007 6:19:00 AM


Comments:
I know that in Missouri where I'm from, noodlers can get get catfish that weigh up to 100 lbs.

Noodling is where the fisherman gets in the water and puts his arm into the side of the river bank and feels around in the crevices. when he feels a catfish he sticks his arm in it's mouth, grabs the gills and pulls it out.

The pics are probably real.

You can tell a noodler by the ring of scars encircling their forearm.
 
Whether those are real or not, I cannot say, but my dad (an old Zambia hand) used to catch catfish (usually called barbel in Africa) and tigerfish in some of the rivers in Zambia. There was also a much larger catfish called Vundu which was about that size. Whether that is them(they?) I don't know.

Then for a catfish to be really feared we have the Candiru http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candir%C3%BA
 
Looks like a big Mississippi River Flathead Cat..I have seen many of them over 100 pounds and caught one so big one time that when I was trying to get it in the boat I pulled its head plumb off! I took a picture of the head and it weighed 15 pounds..I would post that picture but it is so heavy it would break my scanner..
 
we call it (hand) grabbling here in Misssissippi We have causght them up to 80lbs. Those look in that range. I have heard og bigger on the river and other places. Probably caught in traps using diving equipment.
 
Looks real to me. Over at Moncks Corner in South Carolina they pull cats out of that damned area weighing over 125 pounds. I have never caught one that big. The best eating cats are those around 10 to 20 inches long. My cousin and I use to put out lines at night and go back the next day and have about 30 catfish on the hooks. Good white meat and the smaller ones are very tender and sweet. River fish always taste a lot better than pond or farm raised cats.
 
Holy carp! (I know it's not a carp, I'm just trying to be cute)
 
That's real. I used to work on a catfish farm. My brother-in-law and I wrestled one bigger than that out of a pond and into a tank truck. It beat the crap out of us, and we ended up having to winch it into the tank with the small crane mounted on the back of the truck. My bro took the barb all the way through his hand. Nearly lost his hand. They wouldn't let me shoot that damn fish, or I woulda.
 
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