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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 Who are we rating? The guy or the fish? fishing4trouble
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
13-10-2004 Hello, MICHAEL. The spirit of this website is "no kill" and "catch & release". I was the photograph for this one, and I can promise you; I saw these big fish getting safely back in to the river. webmaster
13-10-2004 Perhaps I am missing something, but I fail to see the point of killing these creatures. The large specimens must be very old and part of the spawning stock. It is distressing to see the pleasure in the faces of those responsible for this gratuitous destruction. michael
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
22-09-2004 What kind of worms can catch those monsters??? pik3
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
17-09-2004 Hello JORGE, I'm affraid that there is a little mistake somewhere: - this photo was taken in Mequinenza (in Spain, in Europe)... and not somewhere between Monterrey Mexixo and Austin Texas. - this catfish species do not exist in North America. - the used fishing method is not "noodling" or any other hand or mano fishing. Best regards, Markku (webmaster) webmaster
17-09-2004 Hello David, I live between Monterrey Mexico and Austin Texas and was wondering if you know about someone in the area that knows about "noodling"... and places to get these big fishes? Where are you from? Where are you living presently? Congratulations for your success pitures. Jorge jorge
16-09-2004 You keep the line in your hand untill you hook the fish. The strike of the fish for the bait (and the hook) can be very violent and surprise you. After hooking you continue the fight with the rod. When you lift-up the fish in your boat you must also pay attention to not hurt yourself with the big hook in the fish mouth. webmaster
16-09-2004 Hello Keith, just contact with the fish, line in the hand and after the fight with the rod NB/ Sorry for my english xavier
12-09-2004 Hello Andreas & Peter and welcome to Silurus Glanis. I think this is the first photo we have from your country. We hope to have other ones too from you and any catfish fisherman in our neighbour country Germany. Tight lines, Markku webmaster
11-09-2004 Buongiorno a tutti i nostri amici italiani del GSI e grazie per la vostra accoglienza, amicizia e buono umore. webmaster
08-09-2004 size: 256 cm / 7.80 ft weight: 110Kg / 242.5 lbs webmaster
07-09-2004 Dog-eating Catfish: webmaster
07-09-2004 you say the fish hit so hard it allmost got a finger. let me get this rigth you didnt have a fishin-pole? keith
04-09-2004 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
04-09-2004 Herald Sun & The Sunday Telegraph:,5478,10597003^401,00.html webmaster
04-09-2004 ... as every well informed people do know, the wels catfish do EAT: - cats - dogs - birds - human babies But the food they prefer the most is fishermen !!! ;-D Tight lines ! webmaster
04-09-2004 From correspondents in Berlin August 29, 2004 Catfish eats dog A GIANT catfish is suspected of having eaten a dog in a German lake near the Polish border. The estimated 1.5m catfish has been making waves in the small lake near Gueldendorf for several years, according to the Berliner Kurier newspaper. Catfish are scavengers that feed on plants and animals on the beds of lakes and rivers. They can, on rare occasions, grow up to 4.5m and weigh as much as 300kg. But the giant fish has developed other tastes and is emptying the lake of all the other fish. Now a small dachshund is believed to have been pulled underwater and eaten, the report said. Attempts to net the catfish have failed.,4057,10597003%255E13762,00.html ...MODERATED...
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 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
11-08-2004 can you tell me the best rivers to fish in andalucia widdles
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: 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: 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: 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 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
13-06-2004 that sure aint no kitten! courtz
13-06-2004 Normally all photos in this web site should be "Catch & Release" or "No Kill"... webmaster
13-06-2004 Wow! What an amazing fish. I don't really fish a lot I just find the wels catfish interesting. You guys do release them, right? lynne
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
08-06-2004 Gee guys!! That's stupid BIG!!!! What kind of line (strength) did you use? Where in ITALY??? stoney.and.girlfriend.ruthy
08-06-2004 Absolutely fantastic! It amazes me what lies at the depths of earths waters. will
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
05-06-2004 ! That's a big mouth, and obviously, a big fish! That could probably kill a human being. Man I'm starting to become a little scared of all these big bastards! neil

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