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2018 Catfish Challenge ice_sled
Lincoln Beach 3/30/18. Would like to enter 23.5 , 25 , and a 25.5” kitties.

Nice job good for 25.5, 25 and 23.5 points... Way to fill a bracket... Later J
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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Apr 2, 2018, 7:42 AM)
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 Lincoln Beach 4/6/18. 26” and 26”

Wow that one fish is the sickest looking fish I've ever seen... Looks like it already had died... but still good for 26 points and 26 on the other, nice bump up and that should get team south the lead... nice job... J
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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Apr 7, 2018, 1:54 PM)
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Nice goin
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Lincoln Beach 4/26/18. 26” kitty.

Nice job good for 26 Points... J
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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Apr 27, 2018, 7:25 AM)
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Lincoln Beach 5/4/18. 27, 26.5, and 26.5

Wow nice trip... 27, 26.5 and last one just verily did it, I'll give it to you 26.5... Nice outing... J


PS.. tied up north v south numbers...
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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on May 7, 2018, 10:04 AM)
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nice job
think you put the south on top.


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5/18/18, D.M.A D Reservoir, 28” Kitty

Okay not sure what DMAD Res is but the cat is good for 28 points...
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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on May 21, 2018, 10:55 AM)
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Nice catch; we on the South Team have a lot of catching up to do and this helps. I was wondering if Utah Lake was our only option. Is Yuba worth a shot? Anywhere else in the south that's worth a try?

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Yuba has cats. I think phisco caught a 32” cat there a few years ago. Last year I fished at Gunnison Bend several cats were caught but nothing over 25”. Talked to the Biologist for the southern district. He told me that some of the best cats are in deep pools in the Severe River. My previous visit to D.M.A.D. Only small mut cats were caught. The 28”er today was a surprise.
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Yuba has cats. I think phisco caught a 32” cat there a few years ago. Last year I fished at Gunnison Bend several cats were caught but nothing over 25”. Talked to the Biologist for the southern district. He told me that some of the best cats are in deep pools in the Severe River. My previous visit to D.M.A.D. Only small mud cats were caught. The 28”er today was a surprise.
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Used to be Cats at Yuba, just like there used to be nice Walleye. Since the drain for the damn repair, haven't heard of any cats, and no Eyes. Don't mean there aren't any, but not heard of any.
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Nice fish ice_sled!

Just and FYI,

I haven't caught and cats at Yuba, the 32" a few years back was at Utah Lake. I have caught perch and walleye at Yuba, but every time I thought I might catch a cat, it had been golden scales in funny lines down the sidesTongue
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Lincoln Beach, 6/2/18, 32.5, 29, 28.

Wow you were busy weren't you... Good for 28, 29 and 32.5 points that's a beauty, best fish of the year and beats last years best by 1/2".... Nice job!!!
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VERY NICE!!!!! looks like I better get to work . and the 32.5 will surely give the south a boost. great catch Ice

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Now that's what I'm talking 'bout! Knew it was just a matter of time before someone busted a 30+"er for the south team. Good job man. Then a couple of other top tens!
Don't believe I ever had as good a day.

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If you had another man on board to straighten out the kink in that fish i'll bet he would have made 33. Great fish and about time somebody pushed Ahi a little bit. He's been killing us and the monster cats. Time for the biggun's to start showing up in the big pond.

Well done!
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Guess he didn't read all the recent posts about "pinching the tail" when measuring fish...................Sly pretty difficult to do, pinch the tail, hold the body, don't block the measurements at head or tail,..........and oh yea, take the picture all at same time. Shocked
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Lincoln Beach 7/7/18, 29.5”

That's a big boy... good for 29.5 points... nice fish... J
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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Jul 17, 2018, 9:37 AM)
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Nice. That Cat is all head and skinny body.
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I agree. Not enough fillets for a fish sandwich.
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Lincoln Beach 7/26/18. 31.5” The South is rising again!

Very nice Mr. Ice.... Way to go Ben good for 31.5 points and tied for first place.... Congrats... J
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Glad to see losing your boat hasn't kept you from bagging a big one. Wait, what am I saying............? Hate to see anyone lose their boat like you did, but thought it would keep you off the water awhile.........Unsure Oh, well...........nice Cat Fish On
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very nice Ice. Looks like we are tied. Still a lot of time until October. you may take the lead yet I cant find anything over 31 up here in our waters. we still have paddingkittys and Jeff not to far behind,

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Thanks John. I am thinking like Lynn that you will bust A mid thirties fish before the end of the contest. I am going to take a break for a while. Going to Texas next week an try my luck on Blue cats. My daughter in West Virginia caught a 60# Blue a few weeks ago. She has been cat fishing all her life. My personal best was a forty pound Flathead. She blew that record out of the water! Good luck. Tight Lines.
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Safe trip and good luck in Texas. Saw a show on TV awhile back, a Catfish Noodling Contest. Was on a lake they wouldn't identify. Supposedly the only one in Texas where hand fishing for Cats is legal.
Going anywhere near Lake Waco or the Brazos river?
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Going to be fishing Lake Calaveras. South of SanAntinio. There are Blue Cats and some large Redfish. My daughter says the temperature and humidity are unbearable there. But guess I’ll find out when I get there. I was down there in July-Aug. 1972 for basic training in the Air Force and it was pretty bad.
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have fun and good luck down there. Wish we had Flatheads and blues

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I think anything you catch down south there should count in the contest, don't you? Sly

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Too far south Craig! Hopefully we can rally the troops and have an eventful year. Watch out though. Those Northern boys are kind of sneaky. The Bear River does straddle the border with Idaho.Wink
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Cool Wink south east of San Antonio, just off of hwy 181.

I was in basic training at Lackland Jun-Aug 1973. Was a HOT 6 weeks Frown

Have a good trip, good luck with the Blue Cats
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Provo Boat Harbor, 30.5”, 10/09/18
Way to go Ice, good for 30.5 points taking your score to 94.5 points only 2 points behind Ahi... Also brought the team score to within 5.5 points.... Nice job!!!
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looks like that new boat works pretty good.Wink
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Pretty fish, Ben. I knew you could do it. And it's good to know we'll have another 31.5"er in the lake next year Smile.

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