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Old 01-06-2010, 02:32 AM
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Default Abnormally huge catfish spotted at dam

Is it just me or has any one else heard the story of crazy big cat fish? Here's the story, supposedly divers went down to do a routine check of integrity of the dam and they returned to the surface so terrified they vowed never to go back down. Seems as though these divers encountered CATFISH THE SIZE OF VOLKSWAGONS. I have heard this same exact story all across the the US.
If anyone else has heard this too I'd like to know. Also just how much would a cat the size of a vw bug weigh.
Guess I've just been fishing in all the wrong spots!!
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:41 AM
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I have heard the same thing for 30 years about Allatoona and Lanier. I am sure there are some huge fish down there but they all seem to be 600lbs when the story is told. It is funny that now that divers have cameras we have no new stories
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:32 AM
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Yep I've heard it about Talquin dam down near Tallahassee Florida.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:15 AM
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I caught one. I threw it back because I didn't want to hassle with it.

Zebco 33 with stinkbait.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:18 AM
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urban legend, like the other guy said surely some big fish down there just not the size of volkswagens
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I caught one. I threw it back because I didn't want to hassle with it.

Zebco 33 with stinkbait.
I ran over one crossing the road in Oconee County......
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:57 AM
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I heard that story on jackson about 25 years ago, so i took my trusty BB BOOM to where they saw them and caught one that went 459 lbs. but i forgot my camera, so i threw him back!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:01 AM
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Yeah, that story is old as the hills. I've been hearing that all my life. It not happening, people just love to spread stories about things that make you go UM!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:02 AM
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I first heard this 40 years ago when I was a teenager about Lanier.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:02 AM
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If there's a dam there's this story.....don't much matter what dam you're referring to.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:07 AM
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Heard the samething down here under the Altamha River bridge in Baxley. Been hearin' since I was a lil' boy.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:15 AM
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Those true giants always end up at the dam!
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:25 AM
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I grew up on the Arkansas River in Arkansas on the lower end of the river at the infamous Lock and Dam #2
that story was told there aleast 21 years ago. The same story.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:13 AM
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that story actually started at silver springs florida. when looking through the glass bottom boats , catfish app. 40- 60 feet down , their size actually was magnified and they looked the size of small cars
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:26 AM
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Heard the same thing about Clark's Hill dam about 20 years ago.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:43 AM
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I found a Picture so it must be true.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:42 PM
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Me and Bigfoot was fishing the dam at Jackson a couple years ago. I caught one using a black panther as bait.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:10 PM
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I had a buddy who was an international student staying with us when I was back in school. We took him down to Jackson by the dam and was doing some fishing. He said he wanted to swim and we told him it wasn't safe.

This pic is the last we ever saw of him. I sent it to Nat Geo so they could warn others.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:13 PM
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Boy let me tell ya them biggins some sho nuff good eatin. I was swimin back behind Hartwell dam one day and the next thing I knew someone had done went turned the dagblasted lights off. It wasn't to long before I saw this big bright light and here came my couzin crashing down on top of me. I'z about ready to knock his lights out but cents he looked like he dun went and saw a ghost I let him talk first and couldn't belive what he went on to say. I was like and he was like and said man I aint liein and he went on to say he was looking my way when all of a sudden something twice the size Billy Bob's momma, and I was like and cuz I's to young to die, came up out nowhere and swallowed me whole and bfore he could get to the bank it got him to. It didn't take long for us to decide that if that sucka can eat us alive the we can eat him alive to and the next thing we know we were swimin out that sucks belly about 60' deep. I sho wish it woulda been shallow what so we coulda pulled that sucka out of the water and taken our pics with him cause everybody's been lafin at the two of us cents the first time we told our story!
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:14 PM
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I will find him for you Money Man
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He answered to Buwano but sometimes we called him Budiman.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:56 PM
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On the other end of the spectrum, did anyone see the show on the Discovery channel about the tiny catfish that swam up some poor guy's urine stream and a surgeon had to remove it?

I think I'd rather be eaten alive by one of those VWs.
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One of the lakes we live by in South Carolina (Lake Jocasse) you here stories like this all the time. They have people from all over the U.S. train to dive on this lake so divers are frequently out there. Now I will say this lake is 320ft. deep by the dam. I am pretty sure there is not a catfish the size of a volkswagon but I bet there are some record size catfish down there.
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I heard the story about the Susquehanna Dam on the MD/PA line when I was a kid
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He answered to Buwano but sometimes we called him Budiman.
Sinclair. Happen to see at 1310 reel down there that i lost?
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