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BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff
Okay I finally got a clue and got the rules updated for the new year... Biggest changes only one youth prize this year, only had a couple enter last year.... Contest begins 3-1-18 so next week.... Right like I can get any cats to bite up north for a couple months, but for you diehards down south we'll give you this bone to make up for the algae blooms in the summer... Make sure you reply to this post to let us know to add you to the scoring sheet.... Print your placard and get your screen name on it so you're ready to take photo's of your monsters... Remember to state north or south... One thing I didn't clarify very well in the rules that we tried to update last year, is you can choose which team you want to be part of by where you fish the most... Meaning if you live in Bountiful which is north of Salt Lake, (old rules you would be team north) but you fish Utah lake most of the time, then you can choose team south.. (if you want to be a looser) Anyway the teams depend on where your fish come from more than where you live.... if that makes sense? Okay don't know what I've forgot so please correct me on anything we have left out... Rules are nearly the same this year... We will only provide 4 set prizes per the rules, but note we still have the little cat traveling trophy and we will allow participants to offer prizes as they desire for first cat on the board or first 30 incher or whatever you want to do, it's up to you, but I will leave it up to you to provide the prize and present it either by mail or at the banquet whichever you prefer... Kind of a fun way you can add spice to the contest if you'd like to help out and keep things more fun... Again let's restate, this is all about fun and good natured ribbing, but lets keep it kind and not get too serious about this, it's for fun... Prizes will be smallish so don't count on making a career from this your winnings here... We hope you'll support the sponsors that provide some of our prizes and if you know of anyone that might be willing to provide prizes, it's always fun to have random prize drawings along the way that we can pass out to contest participants.. So let me know if you know of any... Wow that was long for a short start to the contest... Welcome... Jeff
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Oh yeah register me in this years contest team north...
PS.... No charge for contest again, just a reply to enter
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here kitty kitty !
team north for me Jeff
good luck everyone

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Put me and OU812 in for team south, she is under 16.
O.C.F.D.
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CVfisher and CM_Fishing for the north.
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Put me down for team south.
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Put me in for winning team... TEAM SOUTH!



Respect the fish!
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Re: [CVfisher] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Okay got the five of you so far plus me and we're up to six, that's a good start... J
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I知 a youth age 11 Mooseman75 is my dad. Put me in team south.
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I'm in for team north
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Wow missed you two that quick, but got you guys added as well... 4 north 4 south so far...J
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Re: [Catslayer] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Welcome to BFT Catslayer... I got you on the list, good luck on that youth prize.. or maybe the overall winner we'll see... best of luck... J
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Okay got 'em down to your entry 5 north and 5 south... Going to be a fun year... Glad to see ya back, it was a fun year last year... Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Please add me to Team South

Thanks, Jeff!
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Re: [Piscophilic] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Please add me to winning team also. Team South.
Ice_sled
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Pisco and Sled got ya both added, expect you two to both be in the hunt for top honors this year... getting an all-star team going down there, but never-the-less the north will still show up for the battle this year... Hoping the fish do too... Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
As Dave would say on "Storage Wars"...

YUUUUUP!

Put me down for the south...we shall rise again.

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Thanks. I知 addicted to fishing toylike my dad and if you ever have any tips I would like them. And thanks for letting in the contest
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Re: [TubeDude] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Will do Pat, glad to have ya helping out the all-star's all we need is the Sheriff and his posse' to join the fun for the souths return....Hope it's a good year with many tugs for you guys... Later J
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I'm in. Team North
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Re: [Catslayer] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Going to be fun having you along with us this year... I'm sure you will get lots of tips as you watch the posts... Watch BoatLoadofKids posts, he will tell you what is working at Utah Lake and may even take you and your Dad out and show you a few things... He's that kind of champion.... We call him the Sheriff, because he has his band of grandkids fishing with him (his posse').... Not many better to learn from than him, but if you want a starting bait to try, I like night crawlers early in the year... Seems like I catch more channels on that early than anything else... I fish them on a bobber just off the bottom a little ways... In the spring I use smaller hooks like a size 1 aught (0) or 2 aught (00)... They may like white bass in the spring down your way, but we don't have any of them up north, so I'll move on to carp chunks or minnow later in the year... Good luck and have fun that's the most important thing... Later J
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Got ya, now team south is in trouble last years top two back for team north... Glad to have ya back, will be fun to see you and Ahi chase the top gun spot once again... Welcome back.... J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Team North for me, I never catch fish big enough but still sounds fun.
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Re: [drpepper] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Hey Danny got you on the list, tell you what I think you have the hook up to get to the place the big cats hang out... Thanks for joining us, glad to have you on team north... Later J
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Any team tube dude is on, put me on. Yea team south.
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In for team south please.
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So some people seem really bright until you hear them talk.
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This is the year the south will rise, all ready ordered my confederate flag
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Re: [gripy1] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Got ye three rebels all entered... Best of luck, you'll need it after picking the wrong team.... Later J
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Count me in for the North . Good luck to all !
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Yes it was it turned out to be a good year. Hopefully I can find a few more of those thirty inchers
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Team North again Jeff. Will see if the wife wants to join this year.
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Re: [Ahi1953] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Figures you would be the first one to sign up Wink Soon as this weather clears up I'm gonna have to give the river an early try. Maybe see ya there. Good luck to ya.
Fish On
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Forest got you and hogstalker on this update... Nice to see you guys that are such great supporters back again this year.... You all make this contest the fun that it is... Thanks for taking part.... Jeff
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Count me in on Team South!
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Okay... no more goofing around, this year I'm going all out. Preliminary observations are that we will have more water this year and if the lousy algae blooms will go away a new state record (mine) will be extracted from the big pond. Hard to think of cattin' while the snow is piling up but more snow means more water hopefully.

Four for the South: BLK, Catrat, Catnipper, and Catcarsen. Hope to recruit a couple more later.

This is our year!

BLK
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Welcome to BFT, and thanks for joining in the fun... Got ya on the south.... Sorry about that, but somebody has to be on that team... Later J
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Hey Lynn, got you and the posse' signed up, sure glad to have ya in there keeping things interesting again this year... Hope you get to make the banquet this year to collect your prizes... Later J
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Here's the list so far... Let me know if I've made any mistakes so far... Thanks J

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I may not see as well in my old age, but I did not see me on the list.

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I want to give it another go. Count me in for the south.
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Can we have a team East. 😂. If not I will gladly take to the South.
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Please add this busy cattle rancher to the southern boys team. I may get a late start thanks to the ranch chores, but I went and bought us a little aluminum catfish-slayer extraordinaire boat. So hopefully, we can slip away and chase cats.

I have never heard from the beef-package prize winner from 2017. Still willing to deliver some great ranch raised beef if they want it. And would love to do it again as a prize this year, unless you're all a bunch of vegetarians? Smile
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Team north
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Re: [TubeDude] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Thanks Pat, guess I was trying to sneak ya in on the north side.... Think I got ya on the list correctly now... Sorry about that... J
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Okay added the following:


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Team north please
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Put me down for the south. The South has risen again! Haha. Thanks!
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Okay got you and firefighter added, and welcome to BFT, hope you enjoy the contest... Later J


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Team South for me. Looking forward to a fun year.
Thorny

God grant me the Serenity to accept the size of the fish I catch,
the Courage not to fib about it,
and the Wisdom to know that no one would believe me anyway


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Darrell I got the beef prize to Sharksugar if he lost the contact info he can either PM me or you. Do you have beef in the freezer that痴 ready to go? I was down your way last week and didn稚 think to check in and try some. Sorry I wasn稚 thinking that would have been a treat.

Not on the computer so I値l add you guys later that I致e missed. J
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Please add me to the north team. Thank you
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New Member .... sign me up for the North Please Fish On
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Hey Jeff, the wife decided to register and join the Cat Contest. TinCansMate. Not sure if that was a good idea on my part. She always catches bigger fish than me....Unsure
(This post was edited by Tin-Can on Feb 25, 2018, 6:13 AM)
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Put me in for The South team




"Last one to catch a fish, makes the campfire"
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Jeff, I'm hoping I have more time to get out this year. Mark me down for Team North if you would.
And my son Croutendo is interested in joining this year as well.


... ><(((*>


(This post was edited by lavaman on Feb 25, 2018, 11:19 AM)
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Put me in North.
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Thanks for setting this up again Jeff.

I am seeing a few confused fishermen though. They say to add them to the winning team and pick the bottom half of the state.

Put me in for team North.

Add Josh.Gaardvark to the North as well. He's a youth, 14 y.o., and I have to fish hard to stay ahead of him.
(This post was edited by gaardvark on Feb 25, 2018, 9:37 PM)
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BigfishJr and I would both like to be on team North. Hopefully we'll remember to post this year. We got so busy on other projects we totally spaced the Cat Contest last summer.


"Only dead fish go with the flow."
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Hey J. put me on team north. hopefully I can get on the water this year.
Rod P
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Can I be on team south under youth, Mooseman75 is also my dad. Im 7 so I hope I知 not to young.
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Will you add me for team south under the youth, Mooseman75 is also my papa. I知 14.
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Hope I知 not to young I知 6. If that痴 ok add me to the youth league on team south. Mooseman75 is my daddy. I知 his last kid.
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Put me down for south.
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Re: [Tin-Can] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Hey Forest, got your companion registered... will be more fun that way even if she does out fish ya... My wife does the same to me as well... she just needs to go more often so I could get her in the cat contest too... Later J
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Welcome to BFT and glad you're going to chase some cats with us... Nice choice on the winning team... Later J
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Yes you can be part of the contest and I'm glad your dad is getting the whole family into it... I'll bet you guys will have a great time doing this, this year... Hope so anyway... Good luck... J
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Derek,
Got you and your son added, question is he 16 or younger? If so I'll put him in the youth bracket as well... Good luck this year, hope we both find our 30's this go around... Later J
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Sorry got way behind, so for those not on the list before check here and make sure I got you down correctly... Thanks Jeff


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Please add me to north team.
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Got ya on the list... Have fun with it this year... J
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Hey Jeff...Croutendo is 18 and on his way to becoming a fine fisherman like his dad.

He was with me when I caught my biggest Channel to date; but we're trying for that elusive 30"+ this year and it wouldn't surprise me if he got in to one.

Thanks for all you do with this contest every year.

D


... ><(((*>


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Please add my name to Team South. Hopefully, I can catch something worthy of the contest this year. Is Idaho too far north to count for one of my fishies?Wink


"If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."
- Zane Grey
(This post was edited by kentofnsl on Feb 27, 2018, 7:35 AM)
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Put me down with the southern boys. I should have more time to get out on the muddy puddle this summer.



Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Don't teach a man to fish... and feed yourself. He's a grown man, and fishing is not that hard.
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Derek,
cool deal to have a fishing partner again this year... Hope you two do really well and have a blast together... Hope our cats on Cutler will be back to normal so we can get some better fish this year...

Kent and McFish got you two on the list as well... Thanks all, looks like a great group joining in this year again... Will be a lot of fun... Later J


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Hey Derek, Might see ya out on Benson again. Good luck.
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Im in for the 2018 BFT Catfish Contest, Team North.
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Im in for team north
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Re: [killerhook] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Got ya down, you're number 50 in the contest... But we still have room for more... Thanks for joining.. J
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Thanks buddy! Let's try to fish together one of these times, that would be a blast. There are some big cats in Cutler/Benson with our names on them.


... ><(((*>


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Count me in


Same bad dream. Swallowed giant marshmellow, Pillow missing
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count me in
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I値l be fishing for the South. Should be fun!
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How do you join this contest? Sounds fun!! Lemme know
Take 'Em
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Re: [lavaman] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Sounds like fun Derek let's do it... Hopefully the cats wake up before too much longer... Doubt I'll catch any tomorrow.. Later J
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Greg,
I assume team south by home town, we still kept the poaching one fish from the other side in the rules, so you can still come up and catch a big fish with me... Put you down as team south, let me know if you want me to change that... Later J
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Sign me up for north
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I assumed team north for you since I know you love Willard and points north... If otherwise let me know... Thanks J
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Scotty, got you on the list... Just need to know if you're for team north or south? Fish Utah Lake (South) or Bear River (North).... Thanks J
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Put me down for the south team.
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Re: [Dirty42] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Got ya on the list, thanks for signing up.... Good luck this year... Later J
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The south will rise again lol


Same bad dream. Swallowed giant marshmellow, Pillow missing
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Yup I'm sure you'll rise but will you conquer? That is the question that only the fish can answer. Good luck. J
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Count me in for team south.
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I'll be looking for you . Hopefully the lower part of the river will be good again this year. Good luck TC

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I am excited to do this contest with my dad.

I am 13 so I am a youth.
Please add me to Team South
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This will be my first BFT contest but i am excited to do it with my son.

Please add me to team South.
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Team South for me
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Lets go team south all the way!!!!
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Hey Jeff daughter-in-law wants to play again this year. Cat gal,
south of course.
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Sign me up for team north, please!
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Guys and gals, sorry I got really busy and just getting caught up... So just a general reply to all of you last ones that signed up... Here is the current listing of the last group to sign up... Please make sure I got you down and the right info... To all you new members welcome to BFT and I sure hope you have fun fishing with us and telling stories.. Good to have you here and have fun with the contest... Haven't seen an entry yet, but expect with some sunshine at the end of the week we'll see some soon... Later J


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SkunkedAgain wrote:

Haven't seen an entry yet...

Might be time to get your new eye prescription.Wink

Link


"If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."
- Zane Grey
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I've got 3 entered already

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Thanks Kent, man I do need a new prescription. Sorry work has me so busy lately I don't get a chance to sneak a peak. I'll try to do better. I'll get Johns updates in by the weekend. Nice job Ahi setting the pace again. 28" already is pretty nice. Later J
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Oh shoot I haven't been on in a while can I still sign up?
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I am 16 by the way
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Sign me up too please.
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please sign me up for the south team


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 I would be on the North team
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I want in am under 16 for team south
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Re: [huntfishbird] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Okay got all of this next group updated I think... Check and make sure I did it correctly... Ripn didn't give me a team this year so reverted to last years team... You can change if you'll let me know... Thanks all, and yes sign up is still on-going... scotty needles still don't have a team for you, let me know... Later J


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Re: [Ahi1953] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Hey John,
Got the leader board updated on the contest board, nice start for the year... Later J
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hello i am a new member and i would like to join the north team
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Re: [Mayo1986] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Sorry I didn't see this post before I seen your on the other board, so ignore that comment you are signed up for team north... welcome aboard... J
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Sign me up for team north! I was a little confused though after reading the rules... Where do we post pictures of the fish we catch? To this thread or is there another thread we post to?
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Ok k got you signed up, welcome to BFT.... Are you related to mark? If not we have a markfisher in the contest fishing for the north... Anyway for your questions... On the BFT page there is a list of tabs on the second dark blue line... One of those tabs is state forums or something like that... Click on that and from pop up menu select Utah... From the new page that comes up there is a list of all the Utah forums, go down a ways and there is a Utah Contests one, select it... This will bring up a new menu and you will see lots of posts listed... Pull up one of the catfish posts and look at it and then exit it and create your own post titled 2018 Catfish Contest kfisher or something like everyone else is doing in case I forgot... Then when you catch a fish go to your post and make a reply to that post and enter your info.... Sounds hard at first but it's really pretty simple after your first time... Then on the next entry reply to the same post and make a second entry... This way we keep all your fish together, after I see you made an entry I'll go through and edit the post and let you know the score I was able to verify... That value will go into the main score sheet that i keep up for the contest... Hope that made sense... Later Jeff
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Can you please sign me up for the North team? Thanks
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Re: [SH556] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Hey welcome to BFT, got you all entered and ready to go... Hope you enjoy the forum and make sure you share some of your trips with us on the general board... Thanks for taking part... J
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Now since I am not from Utah, and I really havent fished there much... Whats size cats are we talking here? I know Colorado isnt the best cat state... well, for most lol. We have had exceptional luck the last... 15 years lol. Kinda rare in Colorado to hear of many people catching anything over 20 pounds, but I think as of the last I checked we average about 22 pounds on the big cats and overall were averaging 12 pounds.

Ill see if I can figure out how to post pictures and show some of them off. Let me know if the picture works please?

Also, I noticed there was a club forum, but Im not seeing any current posts... is it just me or??
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Sounds like you have bigger cats than we do. We usually get 32" cats as some of the best each year. Not sure what they weigh probably 12-15lbs. I didn't see the picture so I need to get ya better directions I guess. I'd love to see those photos. J
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Well, theyre not all big guys, but we do pride ourselves in the big ones. When I am able to share links and such Ill just send ya to our website to view the pictures there from what we have caught over the years. 32" fish are some nice fish! Id be happy to have em thats for sure!
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Sign me up for North please, hoping to get out more for cats this year.
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If you're not a commercial website I think you could post the address as long as it doesn't compete with our site or its sponsors. J
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Re: [UTExplorer] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
Will get you signed up when I get on the computer. Thanks for joining in the fun!!!
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Okay, the link to the site is coloradocatfishconnection.com

We are a local group very small in size with 5 members but its more for helping new fishermen find the big ones and different set ups and such. I figured the forums would be a good place to start getting the word out about the site to see if we could get a few more fishing buddies. I dont know how well our idea will work yet, but if nothing else its a good spot for us to brag and share some knowledge at the very least.

If the picture shows up, this is a 20+ pound cat caught last summer
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Hey that's a nice cat. What kind of cat is that one? We just have channels in Utah that get any size to them. I'll check out your website it sounds like fun. Don't know if Colorado is like Utah, but we have seen a big interest in catfishing lately. Not equal to trout, but growing. Wish you well in your efforts. Later J
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Thats a channel cat. Colorado doesnt have many other species. We do have some blues, but my dad has only caught one of those about 18 pounds many years ago. we have bullheads, but I dont classify those as cats... We have a lot of big channel cats in colorado but the thing is a lot of people just dont know how to fish for them.

We have noticed some upward trend in cat fishing, but trout and bass seem to be most popular. I get so tired of trout though we catch them all year long even with out catfish baits and such. Colorado over stocks small fish and its just horrible to go to a lake and catch 60 70 8-10 inch fish. Once you get up into the high country those numbers go down, but you still deal with a lot of stockers out there.

What we have learned is theres a local set of lakes that closes down in the winter, that the fishing is pretty good at when the lakes open in the spring. I mean at least you can catch some nice holdovers then. Those same 10 inch fish will be 16 18 inches by spring so theres a solid supply of scud in the lakes.

These were both caught ten minutes from our house. and both are 15 pounds one is just an inch longer than the other.
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Very nice, looks like you got some good ones. Tried to get into web site today but my firewall wouldn't let me. Try again at home. Later J
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I dont like to toot my own horn but they are pretty nice fish. taste excellent too. course for eating, I like them about two pounds. that way the fillets get crispy lol
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TubeDude has taught us how to smoke the catfish and they are top shelf good stuff. But you're right smaller are better eating. Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
So how exactly do I get signed up for a team? Sorry I知 new to this but now how catch some big kitties
Take 'Em
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You're signed up I just need a team for you? North or south? Fish Utah lake your south, Willard you're north.
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Team south :)) thanks
Take 'Em
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Ok go catch fish. Thanks J
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Sign me up for the north team, I知 ready to catch some cats!
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Caleb I got ya on the list, good luck and let's go get some big ones this year. Later J
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Currently at 74 signed up, two less than last year, but I expect there are quite a few that will still sign up... If you know some of our members that like the contest and haven't signed up yet, let them know it's time to sign up.. Thanks all... Jeff
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i would like to sign up please
Team South!!!

thank you
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I got at least two more people that will sign up in the next couple of days jeff!
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sign me up Jeff, I might get lucky this year. I guess I better be honest and go with the north.

Richard
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Got ya on the list, welcome to the fun... J
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Sounds good Caleb, then you guys need to get out and catch a few... I might even join ya... Later J
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Hey Richard you just helped us tie last years contest entries... Now I hope you pull in some of those monster cats... PS... You can count one fish from the other side of the line, so if you fish south you can count it... Good luck... J
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Sign me up North
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All set, got you on the list... Welcome to BFT... J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] BFT Catfish Contest 2018 Kickoff In reply to
I would like to sign up for team south please.
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Welcome to BFT and I've got ya on the list. Thanks for joining in the fun. J
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Sign me up for team NorthFish On
(This post was edited by 95Realtree on Mar 31, 2018, 4:06 PM)
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Welcome to BFT and I got you on the list as well... Thanks for joining the fun and glad you're on the right side we need some help... Later J
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Update for all to check and make sure you're on the right team and entered... You all know I'm prone to make mistakes so check and make sure I have you listed correctly... Thanks J
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Hoowee! I just checked and I'm on the list.....at 79th place,haha! I'll have to make an effort to change that real quick!

Mike
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I'll bet you change that ranking a bunch knowing your ability. In fact I've just been keeping your spot warm. Good luck when you get out after them. Later J
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I would love to be on the south team, if you'll have a newbie.

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Hey we are glad to have you and welcome to BFT. I'll get ya added. Good luck. J
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Thanks. I've been lurking for quite a while and decided I should join the conversation.

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Okay, I updated my profile to add a profile picture; it displays there but not here. Did I do something wrong? I know I'm ugly, but the fish is real pretty.

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Hehe, thanks Jeff!

When I get around to coming over your way and giving it a go I'm sure it will be for a night excursion. Maybe I can shoot you a PM and see if you want to come out and beat up on the south team with me?

Mike
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Glad to have ya on the light web and out of the shadows, we appreciate your contributions to the site... I'm not sure what's up with your picture, I know they have to be sized to a small size, but not sure if you did that or not... If they aren't in the small size they may be too big and it just doesn't use them... I'll see if Curt can offer a suggestion to help you fix that... Later Jeff
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Hey Mike that sounds great!!! Hopefully i'll have a window where I can join you... I'm hoping after today I can get out again, been going nuts not being able to stretch a string the last few days.... fish are in the spring time pattern and warm days draw them shallow... Just hoping to find me a couple good ones before I lose sight of where they are hanging out... Be fun to join ya.... Let me know... Later J
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Better late than never. I am a Yankee through and through.

"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive, but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope" - John Buchan

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Sign me up for the north! Thank you
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I'll get you two on the list Monday but consider yourselves signed up. Go catch some cats. Good luck. Jeff
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Okay you two are on the list now... J
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hi this paddlingkittys can i still git in for team south
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Hey welcome to BFT and yes you sure can sign up. Welcome to the cat contest. Got a tight race so far this year so get out and help your team out. I'll put you on the list this morning. Good luck J
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Can you help us new guys out by explaining how to check the scores? I don't understand it all yet but I'm catchinon.

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I'll try my best to help out without being too confusing. First at the top of the forum page there are lots of tabs you can choose. Toward the right side is the state forums, click on that and select Utah. A new page with a list of Utah forums should pop up. Scroll down through them to Utah Contests and click on it. This will bring up the contest page. In here is where you post your entries and I also have a post with the Standings. That is the post to check your scores out. You can also look at examples of how to make your entries as well. If I lost you or missed something let me know ill be glad to try again. This link may also work but I'm on my phone and it didn't look right so I may need to try again on the computer to get a good link. Hope this helps, and thanks for asking that question. I forget that not everyone in the contest has been involved for years. Good luck. J

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sign me up for the North team! Thanks
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You are signed up, and welcome to the contest... Good luck... J
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Sign me up for team South please
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You are added and on the list... Go get the big one... Later J
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Sign me up!! I知 a new member, and SO excited for this contest! I am going to be apart of the southern region team! I look forward to this, thanks for putting this together!