Master Angler Colorado Lake (Loveland) Monster Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Neil Hilfers Loveland Colorado Hoping to get into the magazine with one of these monster channel cats I have been fortunate enough to tangle with here in the Rocky Mountains.Throughout the year I catch many channels that easily surpass 30″, last year my largest cat was 36″. However the fish of this entry was a mile-stone for me as this fish reached the 40″ mark, and I believe this to be the second or at least in the top 3 channel cats I have ever landed here in CO. This evening was typical of most cat outings: a small box of tackle; a few options of hooks (primarily Gamakatsu Octopus Circle), lead weights, beads, the 40 lb. mono cat rods, a chair, a Couple of Coors Banquets, and of course a fresh frozen bag of recently caught and chunked baitfish. Rod bent over within about 15 minutes of fishing and this guy was the end result…no idea on the weight but as you can see from my face in the picture it was all I could do to hold him in front of the tri-pod to get some proof as like in most cases I had to be my own camera man. Lastly, like I do with all my big cats; catch-photo-release unharmed. Thanks Species: Channel Catfish Date Caught: 04/07/2013 Kept / Released: Released Region of Catch: Region 3 Length: 40″ Weight: Lure / Bait used: Bait | Cut Sucker (White) Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from In-Fisherman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More master-angler Show More Get the In-Fisherman Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. Best Fishing Times: Solunar CalendarRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 8 issues for the low price of just $8! Subscribe!