1000th blue cat of 2007!

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  1. EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    Eric Maurer
    I've been keeping records all year, and I realized I was within 7 fish of catching 1000 blue cats on rod and reel in 2007! We are having extremely warm weather (ending tonight), so I thought I'd take advantage of the approaching front and find some nice cats. Wrong! They were scattered all over and were really hard to find, and the big fish were gone. I took a friend for ballast, and between us we caught 15 small cats today, the largest being 10 pounds, and a number of them were under 1 pound! Luckily, I managed 8 fish, so I reached 1000 blue cats for 2007, although #1000 was a tiny little blue. Geez, 1000 blue catfish in a year! Who'd have thought it???!!
     

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  2. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    That sure was a big cat to be #1000.glad you have had good luck this year.
     

  3. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Wow,
    That is quite the achievement. Congratulations on counting to 1000.:smile2: Just kidding around.

    Seriously, congrats on catching and keeping record of 1000 + fish in one year. Big or small they all are fun in my book.
    Thanks for sharing,
    David
     
  4. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Eric you old sidewinder that is the same fish you put in my back pocket:smile2:

    Way to go and kinda neat keeping track of how many you have caught this year. Looking forward to getting back on the water with you again.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on # 1000 blues this year. Mayabe not a keeper but definitely a counter. Thanks.
     
  6. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Very impressive stats my friend.
     
  7. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Guys I want you to understand the meaning when I say this guy ain't no ordinary fisherman. He eats and lives fishing. I am talking he even fishes for spots and crappie also. One amazing fisherman. I saw him set on the front of my pontoon and catch fish when the rest of us wasn't getting nothing but a cold. This guy is great to fish with and will readily share his insight at a single spoken word of a hint for the knowledge.
    Eric My hat is off to you big man. Also watch him he's a practical joker to.:big_smile:
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Thats quite an achivement,Eric thanks for postin ,makes me wonder just how many I could get ,No where that many ,cause I aint got that much time but I might try for 100 :smile2:
     
  9. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    congrats on the 1000th cat caught, and the one that set the record that weighed 1000th. of an ounce!! lmao! rollo
     
  10. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations Eric!!! Man 1000 Blues that SURE beats the Hell out of the 9 Blues I put in the boat. Well there is Only one thing that will make Me feel better now,And that is I'll have to go Buy Me another New Rod and Reel!!! I bet that will Help Don't Ya Think? Only problem is I'll have to Sneak it in the house,cause the Little Wife thinks I have to many already.Silly Women.LOL J.D.
     
  11. tomflatcat

    tomflatcat New Member

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    That's a pretty good achievement. Hope you catch 2000 next year. I hope I catch 10 next year. :0a17:
     
  12. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Eric, Nice job on the jumbos along the way. Real nice fish man. Congratulations!!
     
  13. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Good gravy Eric, I knew you had caught a bunch but man 1,000 is fantastic. Do you ever go home?LOL Congratulations buddy.
     
  14. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Now THAT is truly a great feat. Keep after em Eric. Nice work in 2007 and best wishes to you in 2008.
     
  15. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    That is one heck of a year of fishing (at least it to me). It looks like I need to get out more often!
     
  16. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    One thousand Blue Cats in one year! :crazy: Wow, that is awesome! Eric you the man! :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
     
  17. scout

    scout Active Member

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    Congrats on your 1000th cat.:006:
     
  18. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    Congrats Eric! It's good to know that we (as fishermen) have folks out there that "love and respect" our sport like you!:wink:
     
  19. gonecatn

    gonecatn New Member

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    Wow! I don't think I even catch 1000 fish in a year. And that includes the bait! LOL
    Speaking of bait, what do you use to catch that many blues?
     
  20. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Pat Chaney
    Congratulations, Eric - that's quite an accomplishment. Gives the rest of us something to shoot for :big_smile: