Boys catch Red-tailed catfish in Florida pond!

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Two 12-year-old boys were stunned when they caught a Red tail catfish while fishing in a pond in Oakleaf, Clay County.

Ethan Lloyd and Christian Scheibe recognised the fish — a native of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Essequibo river basins of South America — from footage they had seen on the Animal Planet series 'River Monsters'.

"It was fairly big, and whenever we pulled it up, most catfish kinda grunt, well he growled and huffed," they told WJXT Jacksonville.

Lloyd recalled, "Me and Christian watch Jeremy Wade all the time...and we were like, 'Is that a Red-Tailed catfish?'"

"Aubrey was like, 'There's no way.' He came out here and picked it up, and it was a Red-tailed catfish. Red-tailed catfish have a red line down the middle and red on the bottom and top, it has a signature look. We never thought we'd catch anything like that," Lloyd said.

The boys put the tankbusting fish back into the pond, where it had probably been released in the first place by a fishkeeper when it had outgrown its tank.

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ehall67 replied the topic: Boys catch Red-tailed catfish in Florida pond!

LMAO how fun would that be!

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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Boys catch Red-tailed catfish in Florida pond!

They mention an Exotic Pet Amnesty program at the end of the video. Seems to be a Florida thing. Anyone know of similar programs around the country? Seems like a good idea for the idiots that buy fish they can't handle.

myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/amnesty-program/

Can't believe that pet stores even sell red tailed cat fish. So many LFS in Philly do. Really a shame. Also saddened to see that Jeff Rapps sells arapaima. No private owner short of a multimillionaire with space and money to burn should own one of those.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Boys catch Red-tailed catfish in Florida pond!

My son would absolutely lose his mind if he caught one. The other night he was casting his fish pole in the living room while watching river monsters....wife blamed me lol
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Tandanman replied the topic: Re:Boys catch Red-tailed catfish in Florida pond!

daddadoo7 wrote: My son would absolutely lose his mind if he caught one. The other night he was casting his fish pole in the living room while watching river monsters....wife blamed me lol

Sounds like me lol. I have to be holding my fishing rod while watching River Monsters. In fact I currently have two episodes paused on different tabs on my laptop.
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