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Record Cat on Barbie Rod

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Beat me too it. grin I was just going to post this. Here's the pic from the story.

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haha! awesome!!

I never look down on those kids rods, with the "snoopy" rod being the most classic for me.

Back when I was 9 or 10, I was in cub scouts on a camping trip out on some property our scoutmaster owned in Louisiana somewhere. There was a pond we were fishing one day, and our Scoutmaster happened to be using his kid's snoopy rod cuz the kid wanted to use a "real" rod. The scoutmaster ended up catching a 30+ pound carp on it, took forever to get the darn thing landed!

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I think I need to take the sponge bob rods out of the garage for league night tonight. Put like 40 pound powerpro on 'em and give 'er the onion.

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I was up in Alaska this summer, in Anchorage I saw some kids fishing for silver salmon (up to 15 lbs) on those dinky kids rods. I imagine they must just put some high lb test on them

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Hey NTW - Was that you in the pontoon all day and night last night in Mankato?

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Nope, the pontoon is kept on leech lake...used primarily for drinking and napping between the morning and evening fish outings.

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Didn't know there are carp in hiniker pond. Just thought it was panfish and bullheads.

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i thought it had some eyes, pike, and bass too

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To be honest with you, I have no idea what is living in that cesspool. The carp was caught 15+ years ago...

I did notice that there were like 7 people fishing in there this Spring when I drove by one evening. Must be something in there???

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That's a nice cat on the kiddie rod. Is it just me, or does it look like Dad's got some gas? laugh

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7 or 8 years ago when I lived in Mankato, we caught several different species in Hiniker. Carp, Bass, Northerns, panfish, etc.

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7 or 8 years ago when I lived in Mankato, we caught several different species in Hiniker. Carp, Bass, Northerns, panfish, etc.

Wow, that is crazy. I saw the DNR reports for it and it only shows they found black crappies, bluegills, sunfish, redhorse, and white crappie. But, it does say they have stocked adult northerns and walleyes in it almost every year.

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Originally Posted By: The J-Man!
7 or 8 years ago when I lived in Mankato, we caught several different species in Hiniker. Carp, Bass, Northerns, panfish, etc.

Wow, that is crazy. I saw the DNR reports for it and it only shows they found black crappies, bluegills, sunfish, redhorse, and white crappie. But, it does say they have stocked adult northerns and walleyes in it almost every year.

We used to watch schools of carp swim the shorelines all the time. They didn't always want to eat, but they were surely there. People used to fish that pond constantly when I lived down there.

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Amazing story for sure, That must have been a really fat Channel Cat though...It weighed 21lbs, but was only 32" inches long! WOW, that fish must have had a belly on it.

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