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GullGuide

Yo Ed,
Since you da man when it comes to catfish, Can you come up with a point system for channel cats for our tourney circuit?
we need a minimum which would be 1 point, and other lengths for 2,3,4,5, and 8 pointers. We're talking lake channel cats here, so there's not too many big piggies out there, thinking an 8lber would be a 8 pointer, but I have no idea on how to determine a point system based on length for kitties.
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Depending on the particular lake system if the channel cats do not often exceed 10 lbs. I would just rate them much as you would a walleye, with a 8 going to a 10 lb class fish.

Bambie spots indicate a juvenile channel cat so I would reserve the top two point awards for cats that exceed that size designation. Channel cats that exceed 4-5 lbs. would qualify for adult statues and extra points.

Each lake system would have a different growth rate so length would effect that considerably, just go with weight with 5-8 points going to cats that exceed 5 and 10 lbs. respectively.

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Thanks Ed,
Maybe we will give out like 1 point for every 2 lbs...that means I'll have to find a scale of some kind. I'd prefer that everything is released, so we'll have to think of something that would not be hard on the fish.
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