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    what's that water they're fishing?
    it looks like a small river
    is that what it is or is it just the shot?
    is it in Nebraska, never been to that neck of the woods

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    Good golly MB!!!! Those are monsters of the
    deep!! Are those Blues?? Platte river??

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    Holy Cats!

    We catch `em around here but we call `em hornpout and they're only about a foot long though I've caught them up to two feet long. Fight like the dickens...

    Do they catch them on lines or wrestle them?
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    >what's that water they're fishing?
    it looks like a small river
    is that what it is or is it just the shot?
    is it in Nebraska, never been to that neck of the woods

    It's in Nebraska Rivers. He doesn't say exactly. Fishermen don't like to give away their favorite spots.

    >Good golly MB!!!! Those are monsters of the
    deep!! Are those Blues?? Platte river??

    He catches Blues and Flatheads mostly. Those are Blues. Some are from the Platte. Some from the Missouri.

    >Do they catch them on lines or wrestle them?

    On a line. But you still have to get them out of the water. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    My wife and I are going to take a camping trip out in your neck of the woods this summer. I guess I'll have to be sure to bring along my fishing gear and try some of the local waters. Catching just one of those monsters would make the trip worthwhile.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Now I guess I'll have to plan a little more time in Nebraska during our trip.
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    Do those boys look like their dad?
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    >Do those boys look like their dad?

    Without a beard, yes.

    >I guess I'll have to be sure to bring along my fishing gear and try some of the local waters. Catching just one of those monsters would make the trip worthwhile.

    My son is fond of pointing out that lots of people probably do get those sized fish on the line. They just never land them. He has a tuna rod and a bait casting reel and 50 pound line and a hook that's about three inches long...

    If you want to catch big fish you need big tackle and big bait.
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    "If you want to catch big fish you need big tackle and big bait."

    You been listening to Taj Mahal again? Check out the Taj Mahal fishing tournament. Take those boys with you.


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    My biggest is a 42 lbs blue and those look to be in that range by looking at the pictures, I have a friend that lives catfishing who has a 73 pounder he caught one time. I'm still waiting to see a picture of their dad.

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    Several of those are around fifty pounds. The biggest one is 83 pounds.
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    If you want to catch big fish you need big tackle and big bait.
    I've got an 8 foot graphite noodle rod that I use for steelhead and salmon in Lake Erie that I think might be capable of handling something in that size range. I figured 30 lb test line might be enough with the proper drag setting and a little bit of luck.

    BTW Michael, does Nebraska offer a short term (say 3 day or 7 day) fishing license? Would chicken liver be a good bait in Nebraska as it is here in Pa?
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    *** Book has a new home! Thanks to everyone who was interested. ***

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    I have a friend that fishing the Red River and
    does well. He swears by live bait, big live
    bait. He chums with dry dog food. (I know, he
    needs therapy).

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    MB........ Do your boys "Noodle" for cats???

    I've seen it on video and it's pretty dog gone
    wild!! (or is that cat gone wild)

    http://www.cabelas.com/information/c...n-Fishing.html

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    Looking at those pics... yum. For a Wisconsin fishin' kid who grew up on the Mississippi, Colorado can be kinda tough. Lots of leeeeetle trouties, and you even throw back the big ones . Cool learning flyfishing and the art and all that, but I do miss feeding the family out of a day's fishing. Still, bad day fishing beats a good day working!
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    A lot of biguns are taken by noodeling. Very dangerour if you aren't careful.

    A buddy of mine and I were noodeling in the Little Rkansas river one day pulling out cats, looking at them and releasing them. When we came out of the water the warden was waiting for us. He gave us a warning and told us that even if we wern't keeping them it was still illegal.

    You need to be very careful that you don't bring your hand above the water inside the hole, you could be bitten by an animal. Second, don't stick your hand inside the mouth of the fish, reach into the gill and grab the tail with the other. If you reach inside the mouth they will spin and rip your skin, or worse twist off your fingers or hand. I met an old timer that lost his arm at the elbow that way.
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    >Do those boys look like their dad?

    They are MUCH better lookin than their dad.

    I didn't see any poles, they looked like noodlers to me.
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    >I figured 30 lb test line might be enough with the proper drag setting and a little bit of luck.

    The problem is that they instantly head straight for the snags. You could probably land them on 20 lb test in open water, but you don't catch them in open water.

    >BTW Michael, does Nebraska offer a short term (say 3 day or 7 day) fishing license?

    I'm not the fisherman. I think they do.

    >Would chicken liver be a good bait in Nebraska as it is here in Pa?

    For little fish, sure.

    >MB........ Do your boys "Noodle" for cats???

    They are more sane than that. I had a friend back in Illinois who used to do that. He got his hand in a big cat who swallowed his arm and took him under. He barely survived and lost all the skin on his arm. What happens when you accidentally noodle a snapper?

    >I didn't see any poles, they looked like noodlers to me.

    They are easier to lift from water at waist level than the ground, and they stay cleaner for the picture and they get less stressed.
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    So how do you chum for catfish? I mean I know how to chum, but how does it help you catch them? I think of chumming as an ocean thing (maybe it's just Jaws).
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