Blind Betty.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Size: 
33 inches

First ever channel cat and she was a tank, I estimated either 25 to 27 pounds, I called her blind betty because she was almost completely blind. When she bit I was walking back to the car because it was cold and windy then all I could hear was the baitrunner screaming, so I quickly ran over and started to fight her and eventually get her in. I couldn't have done it without by buddy UpperMi roughangler netting it and the lucky bag of Uncle Rays potato chips.

Comments

FishNerd's picture

25 pounds is impossibly heavy for a 33 incher ( no offense but I'd put it at most 18). In any case it's indeed a very nice channel cat, especially for your first one

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Greater Redhorse (x), Lake Trout (), Lake Whitefish (x), Chinook Salmon (x), Coho Salmon (x)

andy's picture

And thanks for the tip on uncle Ray's. 

uconn fishhead's picture

Google "Channel catfish Length/Weight" and you'll find all kinds of conversion formulae.  If you feel this was a very fat fish, go ahead and add a pound or two.  Any way you slice it, this is a great fish.

uconn fishhead's picture

Google "Channel catfish Length/Weight" and you'll find all kinds of conversion formulae.  If you feel this was a very fat fish, go ahead and add a pound or two.  Any way you slice it, this is a great fish.

Graceclaw's picture

Wow, what a great first Channel! At 33" it tops my PB after over 4 years of roughfishing. I agree with Fishhead - 25 is really high, but that doesn't detract from the fact it is a true beast of a fish and you should be proud and elated about it.