Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
bass109

king of all catfish Mekong Catfish

Recommended Posts

Just exactly what kind of setup would you use for something like that?  Good lord...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I watched a show on the National Geographic Channel where they caught one of these.  They stretch a heavy duty net completely across the river and wait until one hangs up in it.  Getting it to the bank is the hard part.  I think the one on the show was 9 feet.  (Maybe it was this one in your picture.)  They have a big long wooden contraption that they have built and they tie each end of the fish to the contraption and then they pull it out of the water.  It took quite a few people standing chest deep in the water to do this and the show stated that the possibility of injury was great with a giant 9 foot fish thrashing its tail and body.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are strong fighters. I was in Thailand in October and landed a few. The biggest was at 52lbs.

They were two other gentlemen from England that landed two that were big. 88lbs and 90lbs.

If you get on them you will be left tried and sore at the end of the day. Good feeling :)

P.S. The gentlemen that Cindy Garrison fished with is a friend of mine and probably one of the best

in Southeast Asia.

post-6965-130162968845_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...