Joe Christ

7.7 lb. Channel Catfish caught by Joe Christ fishing in Illinois on 08/08/09

Posted by Joe Christ over 11 years ago

7.7 lb. Channel Catfish caught by Joe Christ fishing in Illinois on 08/08/09
27.0" / 7.7 lb. Channel Catfish caught by Joe Christ fishing on Saturday August 08, 2009 at 22:25 near Orland Park in Cook County, Illinois (IL), United States North America

I caught this one about 15min after my first cast. I used the Charlie Extra Sticky Blood Dip Bait. After I landed this one, When I was removing the hook I noticed it was tangled with another fishing line, I thought maybe it got tangled with some line on the shore line. Then I realized there was another hook in his mouth from someone else, who was using Mono fishing line. LOL… (The one that got away). I only caught one this night. I fished for another hour after my first catch. So I planned on taking one fish home to the wife because she always gets mad when I never bring any fish home. This was the first catfish I have kept since I was a little kid. I was really disappointed when I found out my fish had 2 large egg sacks in her. :(:( That explains the large belly. I thought it was just eating good. I didn't realize, now is when the channel cats are spawning, because the water is warm. This was after I searched on the internet to find out when they spawn. So I learned something that night.

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good story and nice cat

Posted by Alan Giella Expert Member over 10 years ago

Justin  Emerle

That's a big cat for such a small body of water. Good work. Hopefully she hasn't been majorly responsible for supplying the fry in that pond over the years........

Posted by Justin Emerle Expert Member over 11 years ago

Joe Pych

Good story. Too bad about the eggs. At least you did not come home empty handed!

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

good story

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

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