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Author Topic: New Ohio record catfish  (Read 7146 times)

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New Ohio record catfish
« on: May 06, 2008, 08:14:25 PM »

Interesting story out of NE Ohio. A man was fishing a bass tournament and caught a 57+ lb. flathead catfish on a jerk bait and 10lb. test.


Re: New Ohio record catfish
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 08:17:25 PM »

Here's the story:

Here is the whole story. I actually caught the fish in East Reservoir. I was
fishing the Portage Lakes kids benefit tournament on Sat 4/26, throwing a jerkbait on 10-pound test line when I hooked into this monster. Took 45 minutes before I even saw what I had on my line, and another half hour on top of that of fighting him before I finally got him in my boat. The guys running the tournament very kindly brought the big tub in for me, so I could keep him safe until the end of the tournament. He was weighed & documented, took lots of pictures, and then we released him. Hopefully he will still be swimming around there when my grandkids are fishing, many years from now!

It'll take 60 days to make it official, but from what I've been told, it's a state record for IGFA once they test my line & process the information. Doesn't really matter, it was still awesome & I am just glad I got a picture!

Keith Baker
"lucky jerk"


Re: New Ohio record catfish
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 09:54:14 PM »

He definetly would have won the junk fish award at the DK open.. ;D


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Re: New Ohio record catfish
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 12:12:26 AM »

Close... but yeah, he'd a won...

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Re: New Ohio record catfish
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 08:13:34 PM »

Eric, the girls and I found the motherload on St.Clair if you ever want the 411 just call. PS they love Senkos as much as Bass!!
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