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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mike caught this 80 pound, 53 inches long, 33 inches wide catfish today 8-19-10 on the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau. WOW!! Great catch Mike!!

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Awesome fish!

-- Posted by Responder1 on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 9:12 AM

My lord... I wonder how long it took him to pull that thing in

-- Posted by Producer1 on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 11:01 AM

Amazing Catch. I would like to have read that you released back into the river but judgeing by the picture I guess you're gonna keep it and mount it. Can't say I blame you.. one heck of a trophy but it still would have been a great move to release it. Congrats reguardless!

-- Posted by Get-real on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 11:04 AM

C'mon now that is a big one, good job Mike

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 4:03 PM

wow.. that fish could go down the slides @ cape splash! lol

-- Posted by longsuzana on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 7:57 PM

Wow thats a huge fish! Congratulations!

PS - If he wanted to get it mounted he could just take a length measurement on it and then release it, as 90% of catfish mounts are fiberglass reproductions. I'd put that one on the wall!

-- Posted by Codi on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 8:07 AM

The fish most likely wouldn't have lived anyway, had he released it.

It's a lot of trauma to the fish, battling for 30 minutes to an hour.

-- Posted by Red Devil on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 8:42 AM

all I can say is ...WOW !

-- Posted by grammy on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 12:10 AM

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