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#494719 - 08/10/18 11:05 AM I've got the Blues....
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Throwing these videos out here to document the growth experience I've had with blue catfish. I can't remember my stocking rates for sure, but I believe it was about 150 8-10" fish in the fall of 2015, another 100 in the fall of 2016 and then another 300 in the fall of 2017. I've been catching quite a few of the 16 and 17 stockers in the seine. They seem to be averaging about 20" and 15" in size respectively. But so far I have been unable to catch any of the fall 2015 stockers. Due to water clarity improvement my kids got video of a few of them coming in to feed. (I feed about 150lbs of trout guts per week from commercial trout farm) They appear to be 4-6lbs now and EXTREMELY thick compared to the channel cats. Keep in mind 70% of the catfish feeding in this video are channels, some of them up to 15lbs in size. And I also pre apologize as I'm going to double post these videos in a thread I've used to document the renovation of my pond. Anyway I thought they were fun videos.......



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#494721 - 08/10/18 11:24 AM Re: I've got the Blues.... [Re: NEDOC]
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TOO very cool! I kept waiting for one to come up and get you by the arm which would be a bummer for you, but would make a startling great video!...

Kinda like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Dnbh4ZpvU
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#494724 - 08/10/18 12:06 PM Re: I've got the Blues.... [Re: NEDOC]
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They usually come up and grab it fairly aggressively, but with my water clarity improving they seem a bit skittish. Or they just think I'm ugly now that they can see me.
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#494754 - 08/11/18 06:55 AM Re: I've got the Blues.... [Re: NEDOC]
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WOW! Thatís neat
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#494756 - 08/11/18 09:27 AM Re: I've got the Blues.... [Re: NEDOC]
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Originally Posted By: NEDOC
They usually come up and grab it fairly aggressively, but with my water clarity improving they seem a bit skittish. Or they just think I'm ugly now that they can see me.


They are camera shy.
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