Got 'em by a whisker!

Got 'em by a whisker!
Red River Channel Cat

Billy Brazier

Moorhead Minnesota

I was out fishing a new spot by myself. The bites had been pretty aggressive, but they were short biting the bait. Well, this big female got just enough. When I got her close to shore I could see she was hooked at the base of her large whisker. Without a net and being by myself, I was sure she was a goner. Luckily, I was able to get her to belly up. That's when I was able to get a grab her bottom lip and pull her ashore.

Species: Channel Catfish

Date Caught: 06/11/2013

Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 34.00

Weight: 16

Lure / Bait used: Bait | Cut Sucker

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