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"Bus sized" catfish???

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posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 08:01 PM

Cody Mullennix caught a Texas state record and possible world record blue catfish weighing in at 121 pounds and 8 ounces. This catfish isnt as big compared to the one in mOjOm's pic but I'd love for one of these to latch on to my line. I've never seen a blue catfish before, I dont think there are any in this area.

Not too long into the mild, damp day, the lone angler landed what would prove to be, at the time, a personal-best 56-pound blue catfish.

The day went from good to historic when the next big blue inhaled the angler's offering of a three-inch dead shad on an 8/0 circle hook. What came up at line's end looked like it could swallow the 56-pounder.

If you want to brag, take a picture. If you want to eat one, keep a smaller one. These fish are 20, 25 or 30 years old and they deserve to go back into the water.

Funny pic of man with giant catfish strapped to his back.

Anyone here like to fish?Fishing thread

posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 08:51 PM

The Mekong giant catfish can grow in excess of 650 pounds and nearly 10 feet.

Oh my, thats HUGE!

Trying to save a catfish as big as a bear

posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 08:58 PM
i will eat that, well only if it was fried

posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 11:16 PM
I dont know about catfish the size of a bus But here in Arkansas we have'em as big as a Man, they are rare but here.

posted on Jan, 24 2004 @ 02:35 AM
A guy in Alabama caught a 132 lb. blue cat in a gill net.
I spent my teen years in Alabama- and fished the Alabama River for catfish with trot lines (live bream, great bait) and they get big.
An old farmer we lived next to always gave us "tips" as to when the catfish would be biting at the local hole, which is on a river that bordered his property that he raised cattle on, and where the "hole"is there is a humongus log jam.
Well, we finally figured his secret knowledge of when the fish would be biting.
When a cow died he would dump it in the hole at the jam, and current kept the carcass underwater, tangled in the logs.
Man, them catfish were always swarming in the hole , whenever he told us to go fishing...

posted on Jan, 24 2004 @ 02:50 AM

Originally posted by lurkinginthecorner
Now that's a fish. I love to eat catfish breaded in cornmeal...Yummm
Most of what I see on the plate is less than 2 lbs. You would have to roast that big one in a pit like a wild pig.

Wild pig, like a boar? Now that's a good meal! Yummy. It's like pork with a slight touch of raindeer which btw is almost as good as wild pig. Extremely tasty, but unfortunately wild pig is quite expensive. Partly because they are nearly impossible to domesticate or to keep inside fences. They get past nearly anything in their way, by digging their way out, chewing off the wires or whatever they'd find out to get through the obstacle.


posted on Jan, 24 2004 @ 03:09 AM

Originally posted by Gazrok
A very fishy fish...have to be cooked right....

Man, that's a BIG catfish!!!

You dont want to cook a fish that size. Take it to the taxidermist and have him stuffed. Would look great on a wall. Speaking of fish, we hav a cabelas here and they have a nine hundred pound blue marlin on the wall

posted on Jan, 24 2004 @ 07:17 AM

Originally posted by mOjOm

Looks the size of some sort of shark

posted on Jan, 24 2004 @ 09:17 PM
Anyone that claims there are, or have seen catfish the size of a bus, is a liar.

Not even back in the old days of the 1800's did catfish in the US EVER get to half as big, so stop with the lies.

Noone saw any fish with a 6foot fin 310ft down, noone saw no bus sized catfish, your liars.

Ive been an avid fisherman since I was 6yrs old, and my uncle owns a charter service on Lake Cumberland , KY, Ive fished every year of my life, anywhere from 30times - 400 times per year when we enter tournys.

I know about fishing, so those who claim this BULL# needs to zip it.

posted on Jan, 24 2004 @ 10:04 PM

Legend: Giant catfish lurk at the base of dams and have been encountered by divers sent down to perform repairs.

[Collected on the Internet, 1998]
Skin Divers, while cleaning out the intake to the power plant, had to be rescued from the murky depths by EMS crews. Found floating and unconscious, (one of which was in a coma for several days), they reported catfish so large that one of the divers was sucked into the giant bottom-feeders mouth, only to be spat out.


[Collected on the Internet, 2000]

There is this lake near where I live that is dammed up. The dam repair man goes down to fix/check for cracks in the dam. He sees a HUGE catfish that could swallow a Voltswagon Bug whole. He comes up from the murky depths of the lake and never is a dam repair man again.


Various locales have been given as the location of the mythical catfish: quarries in Georgia, lakes in Texas, the Colorado river, plus less specific sightings naming only the state. The legend moves around, and has been told for decades as a true occurrence that happened locally throughout the southern, midwestern, and southwestern United States.

In rare tellings, the fish will be described as a carp or pike.

Narratives commonly include declarations of "I'll never go back down there again!" plus vivid descriptions of the size of the fish, such as "The size of a pickup truck," "Big enough to swallow a man," and "Could've swallowed several men at once!"

Sometimes the catfish does more than just look at the divers: he chomps on a leg. Alternatively, this piscatorial presence doesn't actually do anything to the divers, but their hair turns white from the shock of the encounter.
Origins: Though
Jonah probably holds the record for the oldest "big fish that got away" tale to make it into print, the "giant catfish shocks diver" legend is a bit more recent in origin, dating to the early 1950s. In an early recounting, the underwater rescue of a motorist whose car has plunged into the deep waters near a local dam brings man and beast face to face. When an attempt is made to open the car door and free the person trapped inside, giant shadows menacingly pass over the divers. They look up in horror and behold catfish the size of Volkswagens guarding the vehicle.

The divers make it back to the surface hundreds of feet above them, but the driver and the car still rest on the lake bottom in that nest of giant catfish.

By the 1960s the mythical catfish had grown to the size of Ford Falcons; in the '70s those same fish were as large as full-sized Buicks; and more recently some were just a bit smaller than Winnebagos. (If the current trend in storytelling continues unchecked, by 2100 those cats will rival space shuttles.)

How big catfish commonly found in North American waters can actually get is widely disputed. Supposedly, the record is a 123 lb. flathead catfish caught in Kansas. Folks, however, swear cats have been known to weigh twice as much (and often that they almost landed one or were chased by one). A widely-circulated 1914 Tennessee photo has any number convinced there was at least one 500 lb. monstrosity. The picture shows the fish with its tail hanging off what appears to be a logging wagon, with a man viewing the behemoth from a standing position at the rear of the wagon. Very believable evidence, that, even if the original has long been surrendered to the mists of time and all that now survives are copies of this controversial snapshot.

A member of the photographer's family dismisses the matter as a prank. "My daddy had a little wagon that looked like a log wagon," said Joe Brownlow Pitts of Savannah, Tennessee. "He put the fish which weighed, I recall, about 85 lbs. on it. Then, my uncle Frank, who was good at photography, cut out a cardboard man that was being used in a clothing advertisement and stuck it on the wagon, along with the fish. He took the picture." Explanation to the contrary, many still prefer to accept the evidence their eyes perceive over what they hear.

Possibly the "divers encounter giant catfish" story is the rural counterpart to the Alligators in the Sewer legend. Both feature frightening subterranean encounters with oversized critters, which invoke fear of the darkness and unknown that is the underground/underwater and anxiety about being taken by surprise by large wild creatures.

posted on Mar, 14 2004 @ 04:33 AM

posted on Mar, 15 2004 @ 07:33 PM
daz what i'm talkin' 'bout. and these dudes caught 'em where they could dive down deep enough with out any type of scuba gear. imagine what's lurkin' down by the dam baby!!! i have talked to some peeps who have dove numerous times by the dam at lake livingston, granted the visibility is low, but they said they thought they saw catfish big enough to eat them. i think one of those cats in agent girls pic could pro'ly eat o' few people. but maybe these bigguns is too lathargic?

posted on Mar, 16 2004 @ 07:46 PM
how does this topic have anything to do with conspiracy ?

posted on Mar, 16 2004 @ 07:51 PM

Originally posted by whenisthend
how does this topic have anything to do with conspiracy ?

Absolutely nothing. That's why it's in the cryptozoology and mythical beast section.

posted on Mar, 16 2004 @ 08:06 PM
I doubt this story is true
the size of a bus is kinda impossible as shown they grow to pretty big sizes but they are no match for these tunas!! imagine pulling one of these up!


posted on Mar, 16 2004 @ 08:16 PM
yea fish stuff in's kinda fishy

posted on Mar, 16 2004 @ 08:46 PM
Man, I read this entire post and NEVER saw anything about Lake McConaughy in Nebraska! Doing search...

Aaah... here we go: pronounced like Mick-on-ah-hay.

This lake is huge, and is a resivoir that flooded a town. There were a couple divers that went down to collect stuff like pickups and such... they reported a catfish laying on the back of an old pickup (30's style) with about 3 feet of it's tail hanging out of the back and it's head on the truck! Now tell me this is exagerated... they had something to compare it to. Yes, that was the last time they dove in that lake. There has also been reports of cats that big near the damn. Why can't you find any pics? in a minute...

A guy I worked with a couple years ago told me about seeing a sturgeon that made it past the damn in a lake in North Dakota. Apparently this thing was over 100ft long... the biggest one to make it past the damn. There were pics of it in the local paper about it, apparently. His mother has the clipping still, I guess.

Another story he told me was about a guy who decided to go fishing near the damn with the winch of his jeep. Well, the guy cought something alright... and it damn near pulled his jeep into the water! He kept on it for about an hour until a game warden pulled up and clipped the cable with bolt cutters and informed the guy that "This never happened". Crazy!

So, why don't you see pics? Why are these stories just hearsay? Because the tourists wouldn't visit the lake anymore. Just look at Lake McConaughy's site... it's all about the recreation! If people knew that there were fish in there big enough to swallow them whole, they wouldn't be swimming and jet-skiing in the thing, now would they?

posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 03:46 PM
That's a load of sh`t.

Strugeon don't reach 100ft, flathead, nor blue cats get to the size of a bus, so stop being full of sh't

posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 04:02 PM
Catfish have been reported to be as large as a man, and probaly can under ideal water get much larger. Bus sized yeah right. Some sharks for sure can grow to mini bus size.

posted on Mar, 18 2004 @ 06:30 PM
looks like a really close picture of a catfish.

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