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2018 Catfish Contest Ahi1953
First day of the contest and my first entry. not quite 25in

3/1/2018
bear river bird refuge
24.5 in

Man that is so close to 25, but tis a 1/16" short so as you said 24.5 points to open up the season... Sure it will be replaced so probably doesn't hurt to have it fall below 25..

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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Mar 8, 2018, 10:22 AM)
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Re: [Ahi1953] 2018 Catfish Contest Ahi1953 In reply to
getting bigger,but no monsters yet

3/5/2018

bear river

25.5

Great 25.5 points....

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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Mar 8, 2018, 10:25 AM)
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Hey, that fish is "monster" enough to win you a spool of Power Pro line.
Well done and I get the impression there will be many more "monster" cats coming from your line. I wouldn't be too surprised to see the first over-30 cat from you.

Lots of time left so watch you rear... the South is coming.

I'll shoot you a pm for an address to get your prize to you.

BLK
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3/6/2018
bear river bird refuge
28 in

Wow didn't take you long to top the chart... This one good for 28 points takes your total to 78 points in 3 fish... Lot a folks will take all season to reach that level... Nice job... J

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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Mar 8, 2018, 10:27 AM)
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Thank you BLK
Got fish # 3 on the board today no 30's yet but getting bigger every day 28" today

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NICE JOB !! I just got to get out and follow you around the river..Wink
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I was wondering how you got such good photos and held the fish too. Thought you had some pro photog with you. But now I see the tri pod shadow. Tripod, good camera all pre set and either a remote shutter or a timer. Way to go..Wink
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yes TC Tried to get a sex female photographer to tag along and take my pictures but none of them like the smell of the bait. So I had to settle for a skinny 3 legged helper

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I finally caught up with the infamous Ahi and followed him around a bit to sneak a peak on his tactics. He definitely showed me up on the catching fish part of things but I seen what he was using so I still think I have a chance. Just have to get there earlier so he doesn't take my spot! Jk
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Re: [Ahi1953] 2018 Catfish Contest Ahi1953 In reply to
small catfish entry. I know it wont hold but got to get this part of the contest started

3/10/2018
cutler
8.5 channel cat

Nice job John, had to come catch one of my monsters did you... good for 8.5 points.... Good to know they will bite this early...

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LaughLaugh I bet that "skinny 3 legged helper" takes better photos with less distractions...........Wink
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3/12/2018
bear river bird refuge

29 in

Man you are not waiting for everyone to catch up are you, going for the top early... I do have a problem though I'm seeing 29.5" on this one, so unless you tell me it really was only 29, I will give you 29.5 points on this one... Nice fish John...

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Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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oh my !! yes Jeff. I took another look and you're right 29.5 those little lines after the number are getting harder to see ever year. I was reading 29.25

I'm there with ya, tough to see and harder to remember... sucks to get more mature doesn't it... Looks like the south has woke up, now I better get out and try to help ya out on the north to hold off the southern charge... Hope I can figure out how to make'em bite... Later J

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Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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3/22/2018

bear river

27.5

Looks close to 28 in photo Jeff but I checked twice in the field it was a little over 27.75. even had my glasses on LOLCool

John you the cat slayer.... I would have given you the 28 points on that one and perhaps we still should since we go off what the photo shows... I appreciate the honesty on that one, I will put you down at 27.5, but I hope the good karma from the honest deed comes back with a 30 + for ya to replace it with... Thanks John..

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3/31/2018
bear river
29.5

Nice job John, sure got the touch for big kitties... 29.5 points... J

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4/18/2018
bear river bird refuge
30"

forgot my tripod so I couldn't hold the fish for picture. but it was 30 when I place it on board. I'll take what ever you see Jeff it will still beat my 28

Hey John awesome fish, this one was very hard to score because it appears to be 30, but the camera angle throws off our scoring method. We draw a straight line off the ruler mark and project it down. By this method it doesn't make the 30, it's 29.5 points. Since we have used this method for the folks that use the tape measures we need to stay consistent so I'm going to have to call it 29.5.... I struggled with this call, but Ron helped confirm that I was seeing it correctly, so I hope this will be okay... Nice fish!!! J

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Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Apr 23, 2018, 7:09 AM)
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I need to call in a vote from BLK on this one... I have tried to project the length from the scales two ways and I'm seeing about 29 3/4", but just looking at it, it looks like 30" to me... BLK what say ye on this one? For sure you have 29.5, but it is a very hard one to call.. do you have other pictures? I tried to use the end of the board and scale back to tail, but it was cut off so I had to project the point and I may not be as accurate as I should be... Plus projecting the straight line down from 30" to tail seems to just miss it as well... This one is tough to call.. Help....

By the way heck of a fish, it's a monster... Nice job John...
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] 2018 Catfish Contest Ahi1953 In reply to
Hate to admit it but I think he's got it. Even if it is a bit short he will just come back with a bigger one in a day or two. You could dock him an inch for poking the cats eye out.Crazy No one will question your decision Jeff so just go with whatever you see.

If you go with 30 I hope John is okay if we hold the spool of 20# braid that was to go to the first 30 incher for someone who has not already won one??? John took the first spool for the first cat scored over 27 inches and my money is on him to win it all. Still, he has or will probably have the first 30 incher so the spool of braid is rightfully his.

John, let me know your thoughts on this. And please, let up a bit on the catchin' and give some of us other cataholics a chance.Smile

Great fish and I wish you the best... up to 30 inches.

Lynn aka BLK
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Re: [Boatloadakids] 2018 Catfish Contest Ahi1953 In reply to
BLK if Jeff gives it a 30 I will decline the prize for sure. I'm happy with the line I got for first fish over 27

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(This post was edited by Ahi1953 on Apr 18, 2018, 10:10 PM)
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Re: [Ahi1953] 2018 Catfish Contest Ahi1953 In reply to
WOW. A real monster. Bet he gave you some exercise landing him. Are you sure you don't have a bunch of big cats caged up in the water somewhere on that river where you just keep feeding them ? Laugh
Only kidding of course. Nice, nice Cat Fish On
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S4/26/2018
Bear River
30.5"

This one is a 30+ I'm sure this time

John, let's call this one 31 if that's okay with you... Put's you at 90 points already.... Nice job!!!!

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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Apr 27, 2018, 7:19 AM)
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Hey Jeff-- I told ya if John's last one didn't quite make 30 he would come right back with one that did.Wink

Nice cat John. You might want to take up golf for awhile and give the rest of us a chance to catch up.

Well done.

BLK
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Re: [Boatloadakids] 2018 Catfish Contest Ahi1953 In reply to
John, what a monster. That the one that was over 12 lbs?
You don't have to take up golf (personally I don't care for the game) but hope you left some of those big Cats in the river for me...........Wink
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Great fish! Did you say you use a tripod so you and coax the beasts with both hands while you take the picture or do you have a lovely assistant behind the camera?

Good work either way.
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Thank you

I use a tripod, set 10 sec delay on camera so I can run around to hold them down

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Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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