Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Whiskers

Mr. Whiskers lives in my backyard pond. I caught him last May and we had our 2nd date this week. I was tossing size 12 pheasant tail nymphs for the resident grass carp and hooked up with this old friend. It's nice to feel a strong fish again. Prior to hooking the cat I had a grass carp hooked and peeling line on my 5wt. The grassie bolted to the opposite side of the pond before the hook popped. While both fish are strong, the grass carp has speed and strength. The catfish lacks speed but makes up for it with brute strength. 

5 comments:

  1. Catfish are bulldog fighters. I usually know I have one on when I can't horse the fish up to the surface. In the summer when it's hot they are ferocious.

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  2. Nice catch! I haven't caught a catfish in a few years. Forgot what they feel like on the other end of the line. I bet that was fun! I really dig that 2nd picture.

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  3. Love the catfish! My few grass carp have been dogs, easy to bring in. Hope the next one a million years from now is like yours. #12 PT eh, I'll keep that in mind.

    Gregg

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  4. Awesome catch, John! That 2nd photo is exceptionally SWEET!! :)

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