Tim was using 6 lb line and a spinning rod when this giant catfish bit! The fight lasted over an hour with so many drag screaming runs we lost track. Come along and watch the entire fight play out! The fish has been submitted for the Channel Catfish All-Tackle Length Record and is currently pending.
One of the most exciting aspects of fishing is that you never know what's going to bite. Tim was throwing a Neko Rig for bass on light tackle. He was searching for smallmouth when the big cat surprised him.
Quality tackle made all the difference in this fight! There is no doubt that lesser gear would have failed under the strain of the battle. Below is a breakdown of the gear Tim was using when he subdued this monster.
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852S JWR: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv
Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV
Line- 12 lb Sunline Braid: http://bit.ly/2tn8EzQ
Leader- 6 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Lure- 5" Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Weight- Swagger Tackle Tungsten Pagoda: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW
Keeper- G7 Protect Tubes: http://bit.ly/2PWEkUs
Hook- Owner Mosquito Light 1/0: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3
Camera Used: http://bit.ly/2RsLpjB
Scale Used: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
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