646-lb. catfish, may be world's largest

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  1. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I hooked one like this one time, but it got away :eek:

    Story on SI.com is linked here

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    "Officials at the nearby nuclear waste processing facility were unavailable for comment."
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I've caught a big catfish before, but this makes mine look like a guppy. I wonder what bait they used?
     
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    When wildlife officials caught wind of the catch they urged the villagers to release the adult male so that it could spawn, but it later died and was eaten, the groups said. They did not say when the massive fish was caught.

    How long can that fish live out of water? By the time anyone "caught wind" of this thing is was already in a dozen pieces :)
     
  6. MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

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    The article says that they ate it.
    Wonder if they had fries, hushpuppies and cole slaw with it?

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  7. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    From my experience it depends on the species. Bluegill can't last long out of the water. However with catfish, they usually can go a while out of the water.

    I caught a bluegill, unhooked it, then threw it back in the water and saw it floating dead soon after :( But with catfish I've caught, we brought them home and they were still alive. And that was a few hours later.
     
  8. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    can you imagine if that thing was flopping around on land! That thing could take out a Buick! :p
     
  9. MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

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    Had a salt water catfish stick in my leg by its side fin as a boy. My uncle caught two on one line (separate hooks), and my dad slammed it down on the pier to get it off the hook. It bounced up and stuck in my leg. I was hopping around yelling. Had to go to the hospital. Ah, vacation memories! :p

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  10. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Holy hell! The fin on that fish could kill someone :eek:

    Or a few people
     
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    Holy moly!

    Even Tim Burton would be impressed.
     
  13. iJon macrumors 604

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    I was just in Bangkok and that is one thing I noticed. The catfish were huge. Tons of them too. I wouldn't have even needed a fishing pole, just a net. I took some pictures of them , I'll post them when ever I post back at my computer.

    jon
     
  14. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    mmmmmmmmmm dinner


    for 3 years i hope they have a whopping big freezer
     
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    Not just bait, but how did they net it, without a net breaking, and then pull it up? Unless they were using a crane for mass fishing... That thing is huge!
     
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    Don't you mean, "I wonder who they used for bait"? :p
     
  17. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    what would you do if you were swimming and you saw that behemoth...i would prob need a new bathing suit ;) :eek:
    Their going to need a lot of press n seal (anyone see the commercial with the guy ice fishing and he catches the big fish...)
     
  18. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Just goes to show, we Asians will eat anything :D
     
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    Goes to show how good Nuclear Power is for lesser developed countries. Cheap Watts and bountiful ecosystems. :)
     
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    They used a net, but still, that couldn't have been easy to get on the ship or to shore....damn.

    And I don't know if I'd want to eat any of that - its got to be a bit tough, but I imagine it could have fed the whole village and more :D

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  21. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Catfish meat is dirty. Catfish eat the sh*t from the bottom of lakes and rivers.
     
  22. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Well, by that logic pork is dirty too.
     
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    Yeah, it probably wasn't a catfish, just a beached whale with a mustache. :p
     
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    JUst think if it was captured by noodling....

    (if you don't know what that is google it)

    that happens alot in my neck of the woods....

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