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« on: November 30, 2023, 02:42:07 PM »

https://www.bayjournal.com/news/fisheries/blue-catfish-stomachs-reveal-ecological-toll-of-their-appetite/article_da05e218-88a2-11ee-bbdc-cfb20831fcc3.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2023, 08:22:18 AM »

I knew they were eating the fish and I suspected they were eating crabs as well. I just had a friend catch an 80 lb bluecat in the Marshyhope last week.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2023, 09:56:49 AM »

They showed up in Holdens Creek about 4 years ago.  I fish for them almost every day.  What I have found is that the little ones eat everything up to about 20 inches.  Bigger than 20 inches I catch them excursively on live fish and cut bait. Honestly, I would rather catch big Blue catfish then Rockfish.  The Blues don't go "crazy fighting" like a rock does but they are plenty strong.  We like the Blues better than rock for eating.

I have noticed a drop in the number of common catfish but that's ok with me.

This one was about 12lbs.  My biggest so far.  They are getting bigger each years. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2023, 10:38:18 PM »

Saul Berenson holding a catfish.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2024, 10:11:19 AM »

interesting video by Steve Kamboris, his videos are on YouTube under Kambotrout, he is big in the Snakehead fisheries.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2024, 01:10:39 PM »

Hey Jack do you Noodle?  laugh
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2024, 03:27:34 PM »

Hey Jack do you Noodle?  laugh
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