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(KCTV5 Kansas City)   Anyone on the hunt for a giant pet fish? Woman looks to find home to 84-lb. catfish she caught   (kctv5.com) divider line 57
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2012-10-09 11:48:09 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-09 12:06:36 PM
Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?
 
2012-10-09 12:28:13 PM
It might do well coated in corn meal and swimming in hot oil.
 
2012-10-09 01:35:26 PM
Long John Silver's?
 
2012-10-09 01:39:18 PM
Yeah, I got a home right here
 
2012-10-09 01:40:52 PM
She's not going to save that thing's life.
 
2012-10-09 01:41:37 PM
Done in 2.
 
2012-10-09 01:43:03 PM

Krymson Tyde: Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?


This.
 
2012-10-09 01:43:10 PM
I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.
 
2012-10-09 01:43:16 PM
Released would be best, but I bet it's in the tank at a Bass Pro Shop by nightfall.
 
2012-10-09 01:44:54 PM

hugram: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x243]


Well done.
 
2012-10-09 01:45:25 PM
i1253.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-09 01:49:08 PM

Fish in a Barrel: Krymson Tyde: Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?

This.


That.
 
2012-10-09 01:49:57 PM

pottie: I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.


All jokes aside, I bet a large catfish like this tastes like shiat.
 
2012-10-09 01:53:13 PM
I think I can find a place for him, next to the corn and lemon.
www.tigersandstrawberries.com
 
2012-10-09 01:53:27 PM
The only thing rare about this fish is it hasn't been cooked yet.They are not as common as yellow cats and channel cats but better tasting.
 
Sio
2012-10-09 01:54:29 PM

Darkrover2: Released would be best, but I bet it's in the tank at a Bass Pro Shop by nightfall.


came in here to say this....

our Bass Pro has a MASSIVE blue, likely the size of the one in TFA, if not bigger.
 
2012-10-09 01:55:03 PM
and now they are trying to find it a home sell it.

river don't pay...
 
2012-10-09 01:58:05 PM
It's probably for the best; the really big ones don't taste good anyway.
 
2012-10-09 02:00:24 PM
Unfortunately, John Gustafson, Grampa Gustafson, and Max Goldman aren't around to take it off her hands :(
 
2012-10-09 02:00:49 PM
Apparently she has failed to understand the 'release' part of "catch and release"
 
2012-10-09 02:08:39 PM
"She is keeping the monster of a fish alive in a 9' by 9' by 5' swimming pool at a friend's house"

And here she is leading a cow to feed the monster fish:

deskofbrian.com
 
2012-10-09 02:12:26 PM
that 'he' is most likely a 'she' and she is a big fine breeder and the river would be better off if she could go home

/the river home
//not the biblical one
 
2012-10-09 02:17:12 PM

Krymson Tyde: Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?


It's almost certain that when she says, "looking for a home," she means, "looking for someone who will pay a lot of money."

She's not keeping the fish alive out of altruism, she's just greedy.
 
2012-10-09 02:17:43 PM

sweet-daddy-2: The only thing rare about this fish is it hasn't been cooked yet.They are not as common as yellow cats and channel cats but better tasting.


I was gonna ask what was so rare about it.
 
2012-10-09 02:26:42 PM

Shmeat: "She is keeping the monster of a fish alive in a 9' by 9' by 5' swimming pool at a friend's house"

And here she is leading a cow to feed the monster fish:

[deskofbrian.com image 475x351]


Betty White not only looks good at 90, she still gets her chores done on time.
 
2012-10-09 02:31:09 PM
Blue cats are not that rare and the big ones taste like shiat. Would be better off being released to breed.
 
2012-10-09 02:36:54 PM
Don't they have enough freezer space?
 
2012-10-09 02:39:33 PM

89 Stick-Up Kid: pottie: I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.

All jokes aside, I bet a large catfish like this tastes like shiat.


Truman Capote once said that the only difference between the rich and the poor is that the rich eat young things. Think about it, veal, baby carrots, etc. So you are essentially right, something that old would be better off released to breed and harvest the young ones to eat.
 
2012-10-09 02:41:49 PM

Krymson Tyde: Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?


Farking THIS! Just set it free.
 
2012-10-09 02:45:36 PM

89 Stick-Up Kid: pottie: I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.

All jokes aside, I bet a large catfish like this tastes like shiat.


Literally. Bottom feeders.

Take the farker back to the river and let him go.

/Catfisher-person
/Lives in Leavenworth
 
2012-10-09 02:52:49 PM
i did something like this when I was three or so -- didn't realize the fish was dead. The next door neighbors played along and promised to take good care of him.

Yeah, I was dumb.
 
2012-10-09 03:02:28 PM

WalMartian: 89 Stick-Up Kid: pottie: I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.

All jokes aside, I bet a large catfish like this tastes like shiat.

Literally. Bottom feeders.

Take the farker back to the river and let him go.

/Catfisher-person
/Lives in Leavenworth


are you in prison, or is Leavenworth mentioned because it is a well known catfish area, rich in catfish lore and catfish history?
 
2012-10-09 03:10:39 PM
Poor fish. I hope she at least filled that swimming pool with de-chlorinated water.
 
2012-10-09 03:13:37 PM

keypusher: i did something like this when I was three or so -- didn't realize the fish was dead. The next door neighbors played along and promised to take good care of him.

Yeah, I was dumb.


No, you were three and had a bit of a heart about you. but most parents get their kid a gold fish to teach lessens about mortality. or.. if they are pricks, so they don't have to get you a puppy, like... " What about that goldfish we got you? you didn't take care of it and IT DIED!"


but, back to the article. I'm also sure the old lady wants to get someone to pay her for it. If their is a local wlidlife exhibit nearby they MIGHT take it, as a donation. if they have tank space. We got a couple of monster like that at the wildlife center at Maymont park.

but no. they are not good for eating...
A) yes, litteraly bottom feeding, and living in muck fish. the fish has had many, MANY years to absorb what ever is in that muck.around here that would be heavy metals, PCB's, Kepone.etc.
B) large fish like that has tougher fishier tasting muddy meat

Ideally you want small, young catfish, usually no more than five pounds.

I love wild catfish, I kinda like the "dirty" taste it can have sometimes, but for general safety, stick with farm raised.

in fact... I had country fried cube steak and catfish last night with a country pepper gravy with shallots and oyster mushroom with cheese grits and creamed spinach.
 
2012-10-09 03:15:59 PM
So many morans in this thread. You don't eat giant fish like that, they taste horrible, and since they've probably lived a very long time they've absorbed more toxic chemicals then anyone should eat.
 
2012-10-09 03:23:32 PM

MayContainHorseGluten: So many morans in this thread. You don't eat giant fish like that, they taste horrible, and since they've probably lived a very long time they've absorbed more toxic chemicals then anyone should eat.


look one post over yours..

in any case, Its looking to me like the common sense people are outnumbering the idiots that want to eat it.


but, same thing with huge Lobsters.. not really good for eating, meat is too tough, no flavor to it, and the creature would better be served as part of the breeding cycle.
 
2012-10-09 03:23:34 PM
cdn.omg-facts.com 

Jeremy Wade is not impressed.
 
2012-10-09 03:43:32 PM

Krymson Tyde: Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?


Bingo!
 
2012-10-09 03:47:24 PM

Cerebral Knievel: A) yes, litteraly bottom feeding, and living in muck fish. the fish has had many, MANY years to absorb what ever is in that muck.around here that would be heavy metals, PCB's, Kepone.etc.



WalMartian: Literally. Bottom feeders.


Blue catfish are actually opportunistic feeders. They prefer live fish, but will eat off bottom if they have to
 
2012-10-09 03:58:24 PM

greggm59: [cdn.omg-facts.com image 466x700] 

Jeremy Wade is not impressed.


Is that a real picture?

If so, WTF is that ?!?!
 
2012-10-09 04:04:53 PM

WalMartian: 89 Stick-Up Kid: pottie: I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.

All jokes aside, I bet a large catfish like this tastes like shiat.

Literally. Bottom feeders.

Take the farker back to the river and let him go.

/Catfisher-person
/Lives in Leavenworth


I'll be in Leavenworth for Oktoberfest this weekend! Are you going to be out drinking?
 
2012-10-09 04:13:53 PM

Beerguy: greggm59: [cdn.omg-facts.com image 466x700] 

Jeremy Wade is not impressed.

Is that a real picture?

If so, WTF is that ?!?!


It's a tiger fish. Seriously.
 
2012-10-09 04:22:43 PM
Adding my voice to "If you're not going to eat the farking thing, put it back in the river"--to be very blunt, very few places have the facilities to keep a catfish that big, most of those are called "major aquariums and MAYBE a Cabela's or Bass Pro Shops--and you're even stretching the capacity of THOSE two with an 83-pounder catfish", and even the Underwater Zoos will only have space for a catfish that big if they have a BIG "native river life" exhibit.

And yes, a catfish that damn big needs something a hell of a lot bigger than a 9' x 9' x 5' swimming pool--especially blue catfish.

/also agrees with those who emphasize "put the farking thing back in the river"--between its age and Gods-only-knows-how-many-PCBs it's concentrated, you'll not only be risking making yourself ill but causing any offspring to be born with a farking foot in their forehead and what doesn't get eaten might well be classifiable as hazmat
//would like it to live so it can make moar blue catfish of a size more appropriate for nommage with some corn and mustard greens on the side
 
2012-10-09 04:33:34 PM
She caught it with a trot line? Pffffft. It's no wonder she didnt let it go.
 
2012-10-09 04:36:04 PM

machoprogrammer: Cerebral Knievel: A) yes, litteraly bottom feeding, and living in muck fish. the fish has had many, MANY years to absorb what ever is in that muck.around here that would be heavy metals, PCB's, Kepone.etc.


WalMartian: Literally. Bottom feeders.

Blue catfish are actually opportunistic feeders. They prefer live fish, but will eat off bottom if they have to


thank you for clearing that up. but still a fish that big and old has usually gone lazy and is living in a hole waiting for something to come by at that point. but because of what you pointed out, the blues are usually safer to eat than other breeds. but I also believe that most cat fish breeds are generally opportunists to begin with, as in, they'll usually eat anything that gets close enough to fit in thier mouth, and even then, they'll still try.

but still people.. young's around five pounds max, three pounds min, farm raised is preferable.

Great Porn Dragon: your voice is duly noted.

I've been to a bass pro shop a couple of times... and even this old southern boy found the experience...

interesting..
I liked the shooting arcade though.. that was fun. OH! and the cooking sections were pretty neat
 
2012-10-09 04:39:14 PM
I wonder if she steals cats from their current owners and tries to find new "homes" for them too?
The fish had a nice home already, thank you very much. At the bottom of the river you yanked it from.
 
2012-10-09 04:39:25 PM
Why was I not surprised that she is missing teeth?

It should be put back in the river but based on how much handling of it and stress they have caused it thus far, it'll probably die of unnatural causes in the next day or so.
 
2012-10-09 04:55:01 PM
How 'bout you put it back where you found it? Seems it was doing fine for many years before you pulled it out of its home.

/dnrtfa
 
2012-10-09 05:18:02 PM

89 Stick-Up Kid: WalMartian: 89 Stick-Up Kid: pottie: I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.

All jokes aside, I bet a large catfish like this tastes like shiat.

Literally. Bottom feeders.

Take the farker back to the river and let him go.

/Catfisher-person
/Lives in Leavenworth

I'll be in Leavenworth for Oktoberfest this weekend! Are you going to be out drinking?


We're having Oktoberfest? I'm shocked.

And no, I'm not in prison. There are actual people in Leavenworth that are not behind bars.
 
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