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2018 Catfish Contest catchinon
First cats ever! 5/16/18
Utah Lake
22.5"
11"
Caught on white bass cut bait.
Sorry about no certificate-couldn't find it to save my life! Will have next time.
Ok, added photo with placard.

Nice job getting on the board... good for 22.5 and 11 points...

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on May 17, 2018, 6:31 AM)
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Re: [catchinon] 2018 Catfish Contest catchinon In reply to
I see that you and Ahi have posted really small fish. What's the deal with that? Couldn't find anything in the rules, so just wondering. I wouldn't have included the little one as a serious entry otherwise.

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
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There is a side trophy in the contest for the smallest catfish too.
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Utah Lake
5/16/18
11.5"

Okay, I wasn't going to enter this one but I set a bunch of incremental goals and having three on the board is one of them. Knocks the heck out of my per-fish average, but puts me up a notch or two. Will be replaced soon anyway. I also wanted to try my old cell phone to see if it would be okay.

Guess it would help if I put the photo on. Duh!

Nice got you at 11.5 points and like Bow nut told you we do have a traveling trophy for the smallest catfish caught and entered in the contest... So far I don't think folks are remembering that, so I'll mention in next update... Thanks J

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on May 18, 2018, 9:38 AM)
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Utah Lake
5/26/18
20.5
23.5

Two more goals met: three decent fish on the board and 66 points. Ultimate goal: 100 points! It could happen.

So I need you to post photo's full size so i can zoom in... Really hard to score these from that far away when I can't zoom in to check the measurements... But good for 23.5 and 20.5 points...

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on May 29, 2018, 9:14 AM)
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So I see I've reached another goal: top 20. Upcoming: 70 points, 24" fish, top half, catch 10 fish. Just keeping track for myself.

6/14/18 Update Passed 70 points; 24.5" fish; caught 21 cats now and 11 in one trip; hovering just under top half; #21 of 41; #13 of 28 on South Team.

Goals: 75 points, 26" fish, top half, top 20 overall, top 10 among south team.

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
(This post was edited by catchinon on Jun 14, 2018, 2:42 PM)
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6/8/18
Utah Lake
24.5

Good for 24.5 points... nice job!!!

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
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6/23/18
Utah Lake
Caught on cut white bass
25"
24"

Good for 25 and 24 points... nice addition to the score... J

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Jun 25, 2018, 6:34 AM)
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Utah Lake
7/12/18
26.5"
25"

Nice job, good for 26.5 and 25 points... J

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
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image/jpeg 26.5 fish3.jpg (13.0 MB)
(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Jul 17, 2018, 10:02 AM)
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They keep getting better, keep it up!
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Thanks, I will.

Yeah, I plotted it out and extended the trend line. Looks like I won't get a 30 until September and end up with a 32 in October Wink. Okay, I know that the line curves and flattens, but it's fun to pretend. Anyway, I'll just keep on catchinon.

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
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Re: [catchinon] 2018 Catfish Contest catchinon In reply to
Utah Lake
7/20/18
26.5"
Caught on shrimp/worm.

No, this is not the 26.5 that I caught before, though it was within 5 feet of where I caught that one. This one was a lot more torn up.

Nice job on the fish, and great that you included the second shot, first photo I'd only given you 26, but the second photo shows the 26.5 so that's the score you earned... Nice job!!! J

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Jul 23, 2018, 9:06 AM)
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Nice ugly fish. Maybe we should petition Jeff to add a category to the contest next year -- biggest, smallest, and ugliest. We'd whup those norther guys with ease. I have never seen a northern fish that could match a southern fish for ugliness.

Keep 'em coming... purty or ugly.

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Might even have a separate category for ugly fisherman. Too many likely candidates though. And who would do the judging?

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Utah Lake
8/8/18
26"
carplet

Nice job getting another one on the board, good for 26 points... J

Looks like this one got run over by a boat.Shocked

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One does not hunt [fish] in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
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(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Aug 9, 2018, 6:58 AM)

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