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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Odd catch for me

I went out with a friend on the North Branch sunday evening. Was targeting bass and the river was muddy. I was throwing a chartuese stanley spinnerbait. Well i Pitched it close to the bank and as soon as it hit the water something crashed it hard. All I saw was a black silohoute take off. Thought it was a musky until I got it to the surface and it was this. Didn't know they would hit a spinnerbait. He crushed it.


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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 04:15 PM
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Nice catch! I always thought it was neat randomly catching something you thought had no interest in a bait/lure that you are using..
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wow! guys try to catch cnannels that big and fail, and you go do it accidentally. congrats on a great fish

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Re: Odd catch for me

Couple years ago I was fishing the Susky and for some reason I decided to try my luck with a silver and blue rattle trap and throw it into some current. Wouldn't you know it, the first cast, Bang, a big channel cat about 25 inches. Took it off, threw out again in the same area and, Bango, another channel cat about 23 inches. I was like you when I had them on, thought it was a musky or a nice walleye or something. And you know, the only fish I hate catching are catfish.
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First congrats on a real nice fish!! Can't for the life of me understand why you would hate catching a nice cat fish especially a channel. What's not to like?? They fight well and are excellent eating and are usually east to catch.

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Congrats! We have caught channels while trolling for walleye on Erie. It's amazing what they will hit sometimes.

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That's a dandy

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Odd catch for me

Thanks guys. That's why I keep a set of bogas in the boat for toothy critters and catty's. I also love fishing the river because you never know what you can drum up on any cast. We did get one bass that night.

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