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This Is One Seriously Big Catfish

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Chee-to, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This Is One Seriously Big Wels Catfish
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    Lydia Ramsey 2 hrs ago

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    Fishermen are known for their tall tales of big catches. Turns out, this one has a lot of truth to it: Italian fisherman Dino Ferrari caught this monstrous 280-pound catfish on the Po River.

    Catfishes range in size from a few inches to a few feet. The one Ferrari caught is reportedly a wels catfish, which can get up to 15 feet long, making this 8.75-foot long catfish barely above average. We're seeing reports that the biggest wels could be anywhere from more than 300 pounds up to 660.

    Still, it’s not every week you see such big creatures or hear a cool fish tale. CNN reports that (after a flurry of photos to prove it was real) Ferrari released the fish back into the water. The wels catfish can live for decades, though, so maybe we’ll see the same one resurface at a record-breaking size.

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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    :eek:
     
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  3. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Bet he wasn't noodlin when he caught that thing.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    He would have been if he was from Texas! :D
     
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  5. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I have seen those guys noodling and no way are they going to stick there arm into a hole big enough for that thing to hide in :D Heck they would fall into it.....That thing is huge....
     
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  6. FZRider

    FZRider Lacey, Wa Active Member

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    A 15 foot 660# catfish?!? That would be one hell of a sight!
     
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  7. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Uhhhhhh with his body ???
    That thing could swallow a man.......................................... DAMN !
     
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  8. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    And the story would have read

    "Man eaten by catfish as a snack."
     
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  9. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ehh....Bet it tastes like mud.
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    And the follow up story three days latter would have been,

    "Texas man eats his way out of giant catfish after three days in the fish's belly! Coincidently, The man's name was Jonah."

    :D
     
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