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    Quote Originally Posted by nswef View Post
    Tradd, I am so pleased you found something you love, especially when you were so concerned about safety, breathing etc. This guy gave you a gift and that's terrific. Too bad for him he doesn't want to dive. Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post

    Now I just have to get over my catfish fear!
    Have you seen some big ones? There's always stories about catfish at the bottom of lakes that can swallow a person whole. I've thankfully never seen one that big from my kayaks! Or is it their whiskers that bug you? Catfish creep me out and I don't really like the taste of them either.
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    The biggest I've seen are 3-4 ft long ones. It's just the look of them, especially when I see them head-on. I saw one on Sunday, as it was on the platform, put its whiskers down and start feeling for food. It was kind of neat to watch in a gross way. LOL.

    Dive buddy on Sunday and I had a good laugh when one came really close to me and I went a few feet up on the buoy line. I'd told him I really hated catfish as this was my first time diving with him, but he really got it when he looked up and saw me upnthere with catfish below me. I agree it's very silly, but I'll have to get over it. I can laugh at it, though.

    I like catfish dead! Thin sliced, breaded and deep fried with Cajun spices. Yum.

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    On the conquering fears thing, at the beginning of April, going down to 45ft was scary. Now going 85 ft down to a wreck on the bottom of Lake Huron is nothing! I mean, it's serious being a deeper dive, but it doesn't create undue stress in me.

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