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May 20, 2024 09:27:39   #
Geonjules03 Loc: Indiana
 
Caught this 12 lb channel cat at a local pond in Hammond Indiana, up north.
Kind of a dumb question, but is it safe to lip a big channel catfish? I've caught a lot of bullhead cats and I know they have a heck of a clamp on my needle nose pliers. I do see channels getting lipped all the time though but I'm still a little worried.



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May 20, 2024 10:36:07   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Geonjules03 wrote:
Caught this 12 lb channel cat at a local pond in Hammond Indiana, up north.
Kind of a dumb question, but is it safe to lip a big channel catfish? I've caught a lot of bullhead cats and I know they have a heck of a clamp on my needle nose pliers. I do see channels getting lipped all the time though but I'm still a little worried.


You can do it but it might be easier if you had a glove on that hand.
They have small teeth that are more like sharp, rough sandpaper.
Plus if it's a big enough cat and grips your thumb and then starts twistin it could kinda hurt if your barehanded.
Nice cat by the way. πŸ€ πŸ‘

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May 20, 2024 12:09:18   #
Geonjules03 Loc: Indiana
 
Sounds good. Just wanting to make sure it wasn't like that bullhead that felt like it was a snapping turtle. I've had to pry the bullhead's mouth open to get the hook out with the pliers.

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May 20, 2024 14:36:25   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
Geonjules03 wrote:
Caught this 12 lb channel cat at a local pond in Hammond Indiana, up north.
Kind of a dumb question, but is it safe to lip a big channel catfish? I've caught a lot of bullhead cats and I know they have a heck of a clamp on my needle nose pliers. I do see channels getting lipped all the time though but I'm still a little worried.


That's a nice cat Geno. I lip the big one for pics and they do scrape the skin sometimes.

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May 20, 2024 23:37:16   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
Geonjules03 wrote:
Caught this 12 lb channel cat at a local pond in Hammond Indiana, up north.
Kind of a dumb question, but is it safe to lip a big channel catfish? I've caught a lot of bullhead cats and I know they have a heck of a clamp on my needle nose pliers. I do see channels getting lipped all the time though but I'm still a little worried.


Nice cat Geo.
My biggest channel was 30" 12.4 lb

I always slide my hand up behind the fins.
If Lipping I'd wear a good glove πŸ‘πŸŽ£

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May 21, 2024 00:16:38   #
NJ219bands Loc: New Jersey
 
Nice πŸ‘ I got a lot of cuts while lipping catfish. It’s best to wear a glove.

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May 21, 2024 07:37:07   #
Geonjules03 Loc: Indiana
 
Thank you everyone for your input and compliments

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May 21, 2024 07:43:25   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
Geonjules03 wrote:
Thank you everyone for your input and compliments


Good luck Geo πŸ‘ 🎣

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May 21, 2024 09:45:38   #
Jarheadfishnfool Loc: Woodlake/Tulare ,Ca.
 
Geonjules03 wrote:
Caught this 12 lb channel cat at a local pond in Hammond Indiana, up north.
Kind of a dumb question, but is it safe to lip a big channel catfish? I've caught a lot of bullhead cats and I know they have a heck of a clamp on my needle nose pliers. I do see channels getting lipped all the time though but I'm still a little worried.


Very nice Catfish Geonjules03 ! Use a glove or grips πŸ‘ Thanks for sharing !πŸ€™

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May 21, 2024 18:51:46   #
holford24 Loc: central Indiana (elwood)
 
I've lip them they have strong jaws rough mouth put fingers inside thumb outside wear glove

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May 21, 2024 18:52:05   #
holford24 Loc: central Indiana (elwood)
 
Nice cat good job

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May 22, 2024 10:17:54   #
Geonjules03 Loc: Indiana
 
Thanks again to you all for the compliments.

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May 22, 2024 18:16:50   #
Lazy Loc: ASHLAND, WI
 
Geonjules03 wrote:
Caught this 12 lb channel cat at a local pond in Hammond Indiana, up north.
Kind of a dumb question, but is it safe to lip a big channel catfish? I've caught a lot of bullhead cats and I know they have a heck of a clamp on my needle nose pliers. I do see channels getting lipped all the time though but I'm still a little worried.


Local pond Hammond? Harrison Park? Where I learned to fish as a kid? Just don't know of any other ponds in Hammond.

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May 22, 2024 21:04:29   #
Geonjules03 Loc: Indiana
 
Sorry, it's a little place that I like to keep quiet. Hope you understand

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