posted on Sep, 29 2003 @ 10:47 PM
I believe this because...
I use to help my grandpa around his fishing resort when I was a kid. Yes... All fishermen make up bogus tales and exagerate things... But there
were a few incidents where catfish over 6 feet long were brought in, and I saw photos from the past of much bigger ones. A popular tale at the time
was of one boat that was badley damaged in a tussle with a catfish near the Hydro Dam.
Now, that last tale may be a rural urban legend... But I have certainly seen Catfish over 6 feet in length with my own eyes.
Also, have you guys ever heard of 'sooning'? In Oklahoma guys catch catfish by shoving their arms under outcroppings in lakes/rivers... thereby
making themselves the bait. Quite a few guys have lost hands upon encountering super catfish.