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Catfish Caught by Eric with Mepps in Tennessee

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Fish Information

Fish: Catfish, Blue

Size: 64 lb 1 oz, 49 inches long

Lure Information

Lure: #3 XD, silver

Size: #3

Color: Silver

Angler Information

Angler: Eric Maurer

From: Cleveland

Country: United States

My Story

Fishing the downriver side of a steep drop (29 to 51 feet) in heavy current, I was using a #3 XD in silver tipped with a large shiner minnow. I like to use the spinner to add flash and I jig this along the drop, touching the bottom and raising it slightly. The lure suddenly got heavy and I set the hook on what was obviously a very big fish. It took about 20 minutes to get the fish to the boat and nearly everything I had to lift this 64 lb 1 oz monster into the boat. After weighing, measuring, and photographing her, I released her and hope she will continue spawing for years to come. Luckily, there was another boat nearby and a very nice fisherman took the picture for me.

Catch Information

Caught at: Chickamauga, Tennessee River

State: Tennessee

Country: United States

Caught On: Friday February 3, 2006

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