Big One

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Duster, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Local paper has a photo and article on a 106 pound 4 1/2 foot long Asian Silver Carp caught on Lake Barkley. Fish was caught by a 84 year old Paducah resident. Hooked in Kentucky lake but pulled his 20 ft long bass boat thru the canal for near 3 miles ending up in Barkley after a one hour 45 minute battle.
  2. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    It'd take a #50 poke of salt to cure the hams on one that big!
  3. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Trying to scan and post a picture of this beast. Old guy was alone when he fowl hooked this thing. Got lucky when another fisherman that was catfishing seen him and got into the old guys boat and help land it. Then he left and went back to fishing himself. The full article said he had drawn quite a crowd watching the battle as he went thru the canal.

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  4. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    I think there's some liberties being taken with the weight of it. That guy makes lifting 106 lbs look awfully easy.
  5. jfiscus

    jfiscus 6 pointer

    Nov 19, 2013
    Kenton County
    I caught a 48" standard carp when I was younger fishing at a lake in Ohio. I took it up to the boat dock thinking it would be a record for the lake, but they didn't want anything to do with a carp. We routinely caught large grass carp back then, but they are larger fish and since they're invasive (and weren't the target species) I've never counted them. The 48" carp I caught took about 45 min of fighting from shore and then I had to climb into the lake to pick it up and get it out. I'd say it was more like 70 lbs, still a heck of a fish for a 12 year old, lol.
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  6. nock

    nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    butler co
  7. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Must have been nothing in the article except it was caught on a Tuesday and our local paper comes out once a week on Tuesday.
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  8. bondhu

    bondhu 10 pointer

    Jul 3, 2015
    Battle Run
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  9. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    Now that's plenty of good eatin' right there! :eek:

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