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Posted on November 13, 2012 | Permalink

The Great Election Day Catfish Caper

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

No photo this week. Between Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter. I caught the outgoing tide in the Potomac on Monday, Nov. 5, to catch 14 blue catfish on cut alewives. No channel cats, 100% invasive alien predator good tasting blue cats were removed from the Maryland eco-system.

However, while distributing the smaller cats on Election Day, my 68 quart marine Coleman cooler was stolen from the back of my '83 Chevy S-15 with three cats 20, 25, and 35 lbs. that were last to be cut. Photos had not been taken yet.

There is a very strict penalty in Southern Maryland for stealing someone's catfish and cooler. I am doing my own investigation as the Sheriff's Dept. has bigger fish to fry.

If you spot a well used marine 68 qt. white Coleman cooler with only one wooden handle and a black and white bungee cord holding down the lid which has broken hinges or someone offers you a good deal on big catfish in Lexington Park, please report to The reward for information leading to arrest of the catfish thieves (I assume there was more than one culprit. That cooler weighed over 80 lbs.) is a year's subscription to the CHESAPEAKE magazine which is Southern Maryland's only monthly tabloid dedicated to fun, fishing, and nonsense.

I look forward to next week's adventures in pursuit of these monstrous invasive alien predators that bite all winter long (the Blue Cats not the thieves). Also, I'm practicing with my modified bowfishing outfit to nail big snakeheads this spring and early summer. Though, I might make a run south to shoot Atlantic Stingrays (windsurfers hate them and the wings are edible) off Merritt Island in Florida when the Big Chill hits. By then, I hope to put the catfish crooks in the County cooler. Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. In Lexington Park, lock your fish in the trunk. Larry Jarboe

Tags: blue catfish