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646-lb Thai Catfish netted--record freshwater

idsman75idsman75 Member Posts: 14,524
edited June 2005 in General Discussion
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8404622/?GT1=6657

This is absolutely crazy. I didn't know catfish could get this big!!!

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  • BOBBYWINSBOBBYWINS Member Posts: 7,810
    edited November -1
    I bet it tasted muddy.[:D]

    BW(whose havin' a bit of time believin' it as well.)

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  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 62,979 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I am not cleaning it..
  • beantownshootahbeantownshootah Member Posts: 12,772 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
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    Holy Mackerel!! [:D]

    Wonder what that thing eats. . .(probably people!).
  • BOBBYWINSBOBBYWINS Member Posts: 7,810
    edited November -1
    If that thing weighs 646lbs.,why is it so stiff lookin'[?]

    I mean,a catfish that size would be layin' there,belly all flattened out,lookin' like a beached whale,right[?]

    BW

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  • Jimmy BossJimmy Boss Member Posts: 1,857 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
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  • BOBBYWINSBOBBYWINS Member Posts: 7,810
    edited November -1
    Damned,Jimbo.
    That's a nice lookin' pizza box.

    [:D]
    BW

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  • ginmartiniginmartini Member Posts: 250 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sorry, but it just looks like another Photoshop fish story.
  • headzilla97headzilla97 Member Posts: 6,445
    edited November -1
    thats just a little guy

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  • BeeramidBeeramid Member, Moderator Posts: 7,238 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by beantownshootah
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    Holy Mackerel!! [:D]

    Wonder what that thing eats. . .(probably people!).




    More like Holy Catfish! The pic dosen't look very convincing to me, for a cat that size it's belly should be sread out on the ground. If it is real I wonder what they used for bait?







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  • ghotie_thumperghotie_thumper Member Posts: 1,561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It very well could be real. This from a 2003 National Geographic article.

    "Called Pla Buek in Thai, the giant catfish can weigh as much as 650 pounds (300 kilograms) and measure up to 10 feet (3 meters) in length. They are the largest scaleless freshwater fish in the world."

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/05/0515_030515_giantcatfish.html

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  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 19,211 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    These catfish do exist have them in my fish lexicons. I think the fish was frozen and I'll bet the skin would make nice leather.
  • fugawefugawe Member Posts: 1,530 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    These fish may well exist but I don't think this is one of them. Like BW said, if you laid one that big out its belly would be spread out big time. The tail would not support itself like that. I think it is fake.

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  • RadCatRadCat Member Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It looks like a "mounted" fish.

    As you know the "mounted" fishes are but a fiberglass replica from the original, from which a mold was made.

    If you look at that fish (upside up) it has the typical shape of a mounted/stuffed fish.

    Those fish taxidermists can get very "creative" sometimes with your catch. Can you trust it? Possibly not.

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  • emeraldsgunsemeraldsguns Member Posts: 56 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    they could have used a garder snake for bait!

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  • beaglebeagle Member Posts: 188 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    In-Fisherman catfish guide 2005, available at you local Wal-Mart, has an article on the Mekong catfish. Its ugly, but it would be a heck of a fight I bet.
  • fugawefugawe Member Posts: 1,530 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    "We need a bigger boat..." Roy Scheider in 'Jaws'.

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  • beaglebeagle Member Posts: 188 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Oh, and it is probably dead and stiff. Thats why it looks mounted.
  • p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    Add 300 pounds of coleslaw, 700 pounds of French fries, 225 pounds of hushpuppies, and 400 gallons of sweet tea.
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