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09-03-2005 It truly amazes me that this started over a year ago, and after all this time it is still being passed around as a "new" item. Lucas - this really is an awesome catch, My husband loves to take our two children fishing here in GA - to them a 5lb trout might as well be 100lbs! - Their Faces are just as ecstatic regardless of how big it is. That being said - I can only imagine the look and overall excitement on YOUR face when you brought this big cat in - after all - aren't we all just big kids? GREAT JOB!! cr8zy.gir
08-03-2005 All I can say is WOW! Living in SA I have seen some cat fish which I thought was big! But nothing compared to waht I just saw on here. I came accross this article via http://www.urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_slideshow45a.htm - at 1st I didnt beleive it... but all I can say, this is one fish story I believe! wolfie
22-02-2005 Lucas says he practices catch and release. Since that fish is about average for the Harpeth River near Nashville, Tenn. I don't blame him for putting it back. I'd be ashamed to talk about it, too. donald.dozier
22-02-2005 Hi, Lucas this time around I want to correct my first comment. I meant to say if folks respond negatively, I would not respond. So Lucas when are you going to take your trip this year? I would love to meet you, see that part of the world and try to hook one of those wels cats. If you ever get into texas make it known on your site, and I'll tell you where to go to catch some big ole blues! baldheadedbilly
19-02-2005 http://xvella.free.fr/fiction/fiction-eng.php webmaster
17-02-2005 Are those wels catfish any good to eat? Have they been stocked anywhere in the USA? deeplaker60
08-02-2005 ;-) Dear DRSHERW and others... Why not just follow the link here below "See all photos of LUCAS VAN DER GEEST (photo-eng.php?sub=42&name=LUCAS.VAN.DER.GEEST)... and find out ? webmaster
08-02-2005 Lucas? Are you the gentleman on the left or the right? Thank you. Curious lady from Virginia! drsherw
04-02-2005 see our new video section: http://xvella.free.fr/videos/videos-eng.php webmaster
03-02-2005 Hello world. I grew up in south Louisiana, "geaux tigers"! and now live in Texas. I love to fish and target big lake cats. I had the pleasure of meeting a true urban hero. His name is Cody Mullenix, he caught splash, the world record blue cat caught on rod and reel. I saw the wonderfull creature with my own eyes, took some pictures of her and took one with the man himself. He is a quiet regular guy and is very humble. If you want to see splash, you can go to http://www.procats.com and there is a very good write up on the truth of this catch. The fish is amazing and the story is too. I walked up to Cody and said, "hi hero!". He just kinda grinned and said "man I'm just a guy that caught a big fish." I said you are a hero to the catch and release world, and you are surely a hero to splash. I agree that this website is one of sharing a passion not one to argue, so if you respond to any of these friendly guys or gals on this site, dont even think for a moment that i will even consider responding. You guys across the world from us here, more power to you and thank you for sharing your stories and pictures. I love learning about the different species of cats world wide. I've seen 80 pounders before, but splash was the biggest. God bless the world, and yourself.!!! baldheadedbilly
27-01-2005 I have only one question... Why in the world would you ever kill and eat that fish, he was a monument, a "god of fish" of sorts.. he should have been kept alive and shown off! but none the less, congrats on the catch. d-mama
26-01-2005 How did you catch that fish? It seems as if it would be wiggling and writhing to get free. How do you get it to stay still to hold it? There are some amazing forms of life on this planet! Fisherpeople included. ml
22-01-2005 Frank, I love catchin 26 LB. blues, but I pray I never do it on one of my 12 Ft. crappie rods LOL! Lucas, very nice fish by the way, I am curious about what method you use for fish of that magnitude. Is a truot line the method of choice or a throw line, stump hook? Here in North Texas I've taken several nice cats in the 60# range with a short line in conjunction with a 2 Ft. rubber section (to avoid break offs) tied to a stump near the river channel. Usualy anywhere you have a depth of around 12 Ft. close to deeper water (25-35 Ft.) Bait of choice is usually Carp or small Pearch. Also I would like to add that I live about 35 miles south of Lake Texoma and the state record 121.5 lb. "Texoma High Fin Blue" was caught on a light rod and reel with 20 Lb. line. Pretty amazing I thought! But anyway next time you fishermen of the world are in the NE Texas area around the Sulpher River in January stop and get yourself some Crappie jigs and spend the day jerkin out 16 inch Crappie as fast as you can get em in the boat lol! Now thats Big fun in Texas L8r tig! tig
19-01-2005 Nice fish, Lucas. What did you use for bait, a baby?; ) We have a saying here in Texas... Eat... Sleep... Go Fishing" Words to live by. mrmyke709
21-12-2004 Lucas, You're an animal. Great fish! I caught a 26 pound blue last spring with 8# test and a light spinning rig while fishing for crappie. Took about 20 minutes to land that one so yours had to be a hoot! Great job from Houston. frank
13-12-2004 Back in '91, I was part of canoe trip that went the distance of the Danube... To the person that enquired about Danube catfish - well we didn't do any fishing but we did see a couple of local fisherman (in Serbia, then Yugoslavia) with a couple of 50 plus pound Cats (net caught) and then farther down the river (just past Belgrade) we cruised up on a big, big cat who was cruising topside. We startled it, it scared the crap out of us. It wasn't as big as this latest photo but it was still a very big fish. Ya, your Grandpappy was telling you the truth- big, big Cats in the Danube. fat.gordie
19-11-2004 Firstly congrats to the captors of the fish, i am from south of India. I myself have caught a catfish or two, but i must say i have never seen a catfish larger than 2 feet (at my place) so i am curoius to know if there are such kind of monstrous catfish in indian rivers, cud anyone enlighten me to this quirey of mine. manjunath
22-10-2004 All I have to say is "WOW" to the taller guy on the right in the pic. What a hottie. I also noticed, while looking at other pics of guys with their big fish, that it must be a pre-requisite that you be a hot guy to catch the big fish. Throw me a line!! Congrats Lucas on the big fish. lynn
22-10-2004 Hey folks, Please stop with the illiterate typos. To recognize any type of catfish look at its body parts. Anyone with half a brain can see that a wels has an anal fin more like a giant eel than other catfish. Also some wels in the black sea, if I am correct may have measured around 16 feet long and very likely licked their chops when a fisherman came into view. As was mentioned before he is in the genus Silurus which is different than our american cats. So. Since that is the case, not to worry, he is in a different weight class like us powerlifters and don't need to compete. All in all, anything that really yanks your pole and gives you pleasure is really great! pete
19-10-2004 I've only caught 2 fish in my life no matter how many times I've gone fishing. One was too small and one was a perch. My ass is jealous down to the tips of my toes!!!! fishing4trouble
19-10-2004 I believe that this a huge azz catfish! But the fact that it was caught in TX?? That is just a flat out lie!!! I do believe that the catfish was caught on an eel, one of my friends caught an 80 lb catfish in a 30 acre lake on an eel. I have read many different stories and this is the only one i believe. CONGRATS. duckhuntr44
17-10-2004 Super catfish. Our Texas record blue cat is quite a bit smaller, but still a nice fish. I can't believe all the idiots that have written in claiming your pic is a fake. Never heard of the Wels species, but you sure have taken some nice cats out of Italy. Congratulations on a beautiful fish. matt
09-10-2004 to REBALGIRL25, sorry to say this, but your papa's co-worker is mythomaniac ... webmaster
09-10-2004 My father works at the post office and one of his co-workers said that this pic was his family members who caught this in oklahoma! So I got on the computer to find this pic so he can post this on his co-workers locker. Great Job!! rebalgirl25
08-10-2004 When the photo first appeared and it was stated that it was caught in North America, I was suspicious. Take a good look at the anal fin and the caudal fin, continuous. Big cats still are isolated from one another. Take a look at the picture of the real state record taken from Lake Texoma, 121 1/2 lb. lug
20-09-2004 What a fish! When I first saw this pic I knew there was no way that sucker was pulled out of Lake Texoma! An old member of the Bassmasters Association, and the daughter of a frequent fisherman, that cat just didn't look anything like the fish I saw pulled out of Texoma. I grew up in and around Oklahoma lakes, and the largest catfish (or any other fish for that matter) that I ever saw fished out of the water was as long as I was (I was about 9 years old), though I don't know how heavy. Okie Noodling-style a huge catfish which I saw, still struggling to breathe, laid out on the tail of his pick-up truck, reaching from end to end. I refused to venture into the murky red waters of the local lake it was pulled from for the rest of the summer! jennifrog
08-09-2004 size: 256 cm / 7.80 ft weight: 110Kg / 242.5 lbs http://xvella.free.fr/photos/photo-eng.php?sub=21&idx=109 webmaster
04-09-2004 http://xvella.online.fr/photos/photos-eng.php?sub=21&idx=782 How hard do these fish fight? A 200+lbs cat caught in a float tube must be a hell of an adventure! I studied amazon fish in Brasil for several years and was fortunate to catch a few 500lbs giants (including one that tore the bow off my boat), but never on a float tube-the thought of piranhas and huge cats lurking below will probably keep me from trying that. Anyone know good links for learning more about these giant european cats? By the way Lucas, congrats on catching the record catfish in Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina... ky
28-08-2004 Lucas, Great catch ! i live in Tennessee and the biggest catfish i ever caught was only 14 lbs hahaha altho, i seen pics of one a guy from a fishin chat here on aol caught in bama weighin 111 lbs. i thought his was a biggun till i seen yours ! so which guy are u in this pic ? i wished i could catch me one that big, by the way ? what did u use for bait to catch that monster ? u can write me back at mailto:KarenSilin@aol.com i been curious about this pic its been all over the net and i thought it was a phony, but if ur for real then thats awesome ! Have a great day and tight lines ! karen
19-08-2004 If CATMAN_033 really was a fish biologist, therefore educated, I don't think he would have so many spelling errors. Additionally, he would probably refer to himself as a marine biologist. tx_ag
16-08-2004 I have been fishing for flatheads and blues my hole life. I am also a fish biologist, and I must say, I wish I could have studied this fish. Becouse I didnt and from what I have learned over 40 years in my studies leads me to believe this is a hokes. Although I wont I wont go in to detail. There is also no records of this fish ever being caught. The world record was broken by your catch but you didnt turn it in. That makes no sence!! Well if it is true congrats on the catch. catman_033
25-07-2004 Nice catch! Congratulations! I got here looking for the origin of the picture. I bet Lucas never imagined his picture was going to be used as a joke around the world. I saw it at an outdoors website here in Mexico. ferminator
15-07-2004 Wow, you guys rock - someday I want to catch a big fish like that - the only things I've caught are little mountain trout (6-8 inches) in Yosemite and one inedible fish about 10 inches in the aforementioned Lake Texoma (visiting relatives). No bass, but a whole mess of good perch for dinner: ) {moderated}: Please use our link page for link exhanges... cyrano76
14-07-2004 Nice fish indeed. I am curious if most or all of the persons targeting these fish practice catch and release. It would be a shame to keep a fish which is larger than the fisherman. bankfisher
10-07-2004 it looks the same (and same place too)... webmaster
08-07-2004 to TINY: http://www.hunt101.com/showphoto.php?photo=193794&sort=7&thecat=998 webmaster
06-07-2004 Hi R_H19 ! thank you for your comment. the webpage you have found seems to be out of date. the webmaster has put right information in this page: http://www.greenapple.com/~jorp/amzanim/rten.htm webmaster
06-07-2004 I am a beginning catfisher and this is inspiring. Maybe one day I will get one like this. FYI - Here is a link with the your photo attached to the wrong name: http://www.greenapple.com/~jorp/amzanim/newspecphoto.htm r_h19
06-07-2004 Silucas, I want to congratulate you on catching the State record catfish of about 20 of the 50 United states. This is a mighty fine fish. It seems that someone has copied your photo and sent it to a lot of the newspapers here in the U.S., stating that it is the new state record. This is real funny because we do not even have this species of catfish in North America. I can not stop laughing the stories are so funny. This fish has made a mockery of the newspapers, and has proved just how gullible people really are. Once again I congratulate you on a fine catch. river.rat
03-07-2004 People are still passing that photo around as an american catfish record ... just recently as yesterday someone asked me if I'd ever caught one that big and I said nope and that ain't a US catfish or something like that and pointed um here to show where the picture originated ... you might be interested to know that one of them redneck boys edited the photo and put a nuclear power plant in the background on the most recent one I seen at http://www.hunt101.com/img/191136.jpg hahaha I guess the story isn't big enough for them so they have to blow it up even bigger tiny
02-07-2004 As I young boy, my father and I caught catfish in the shallow marsh waters along the Southwest Pass of the Mississipi utilizing trot lines. These river cats were in excess of 5 ft. long and move into the shallow waters in spring to spawn. Unfortunately this was prior to catch and release fishing and there was not the glamour of claiming records. On numerous occasions the catfish were so large that we could only carry one at a time in the piroque. I no longer live in Louisiana, but have taught my son the advantage of catch and release fishing, although we still take selected fish home for the cookpot. rio.frio
01-07-2004 That is one Big Cat. My wife and I would really love to catch one of that size. We've caught some that we considered monster cats. 50-70lbs. But, this one makes them look like babies. We caught ours in South Texas and Southern Louisiana. cajungator
01-07-2004 What I want to know is who is that burning hunk of manhood helping you hold that fish, Lucas?! Suddenly I want to leave my things behind and become a fisherwoman in Italy... Okay - so can you eat these things? The fish not your friend :) I know you practice catch and release, but have you ever heard of or actually tasted one? Does it taste the same as the smaller varieties? bigtime
27-06-2004 I would like to give credit where its do for the 121 in a half pound 60 inch blue catfish caught in lake texahoma jan.16,2004 to CODY MULLENIX. Way to go. It really makes an angler smile to know that you would release such a monster. Thats a true sportsman. I once invited a fellow named Harlen Jordan to go deer hunting with me. All the guy wanted to bring was his camera. He told me that if he took a picture as close as an marksman can take a shot, who would argue with letting the trophy deer live. P.S. thanx texas aggie for stating that not all texans think alike. There are a few that need to enjoy our tourists most famous, I35 north. hehehe pondslapper
10-06-2004 I received the above picture in an email quoting it was a 140 lb cat caught on Lake Texoma here in Texas. In amazement and slight disbelief I searched the web and found the truth.I then edited the forward and sent it back out with the real texas and U.S. record blue cat: 121 lbs caught on a rod and reel on Lake Texoma this past January. I'm sure there are bigger there, but bass fishing is huge in Texas, more popular than catfishing. BUT I may start catfishing if I could catch some lunkers, WOW! Congrats on the huuge fish Lucas. Also, I apologize for any of my ignorant brethren's comments. I can attest that most people in Texas are not like that. Now let's go catch some fish! texas.aggie
06-06-2004 Awesome fish! I am a catfisher here in Texas and we see Blue and Flathead catfish in the 100 lbs. range quite often. The new state record is a 121 lb. Blue cat. Nothing close to the size of your Wels cats. oldtownag
25-05-2004 I guess the fact that Lucas caught the cat and not the other way around means humans are more or less still at (or near) the top of the food chain but HOLY COW that is one scary looking critter (sharks not withstanding)!!!! nix
25-05-2004 Very nice... We catch bull reds in salt water up to 40lbs from shore, but nothing like this.. Congrats on your catch.. When may I come to Italy and have you as a guide?.. Again.. VERY NICE.. jeff.from.georgia
24-05-2004 I'm a lady from Louisiana who loves to fish. A 5# blue cat on a crappie jig and pole is pretty awesome. Enjoyed the pics and the website. I may have to make a trip to Italy one day. Keep fishing... grumpy
23-05-2004 What a marvelous fish. Congratulations to Lucas. Great web site, too; entertaining, informative and an international community. P.S. As Italy is south of Europe, Texas is south of the U.S. and north of Mexico. :-) tr

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