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Here Kitty Kitty, Potomac River 04/06

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Fished the Potomac River just (and I mean 15 yards) north of Reagan Nat'l Airport, amazing how you can get almost to the edge of the runway.  Anyway, slow rolled spinnerbaits looking for some bass or schoolie stripers chasing shad.  Caught a small bass around a lb, then had a 5 lb channel cat almost take the rod out of my hands.   Then some of what looked like small stripers started busting shad so I threw the spinnerbait past the school and rolled it through...WHAM...literally took the rod out of my hands for a second (I caught it by the very butt).  After a 30 minute fight, I had a 46", i'm guessing 45+ lb BLUE CAT. Probably my biggest fish to date.  It was on 8 lb fireline crystal, a Shimano Sedona, and a 6'6" ML BPS Tourney Special.

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Second pic

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Nice catfish, but a baby when compared to the ones at the Pony Pasture in Richmond's James River Park.

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Thanks for the info,  I thought as much.  Those are the only pics I have as I was by myslef, and those are on my cell phone.  i'm not really into citations or records anyway.

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Wow, what a big cat. My dad used to take me out to fish in that area, we'd catch lots of big cats, but nothing like that monster!  :D Nice job!

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Sweet cat. I've always heard that there are some huge cats in the Potomac. I've never hooked into anything larger than ~15 pounds though.

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