20 minutes later, I went in after it.

Discussion in 'Catfishing Videos' started by Rapptorman, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Rapptorman

    Rapptorman New Member

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    Fishing from a friend's dock, after a long day of planting trees on crp land, and a few brews, I caught a nice channel cat.
    http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q265/longj33/CIMG8231.jpg
    And released it.
    http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q265/longj33/CIMG8234-1.jpg
    Then when we were watching the college world series a fish picked up and went under our dock. It had gone completely under it, then around two or three pillars. After feeling a fish, and knowing I was snagged up, I decided to go in after the thing. Thought it was alot bigger since it was all tied up and felt heavy, but it was still a fish I'm glad I got the better of. I think?
     
  2. LONE STAR

    LONE STAR New Member

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    Great story, I've done something similar when I had a cat tangle up in some under brush at the end of my bud's dock and yes I went in after it. Thanks again for sharing..
     

  3. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Great story. Sounds like a chapter right out of the famed jimmyjonny's book! :) Reps to ya. Always rep the folks who "go in after 'em" when snagged or hung :)
    BB in SC
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is dedicated, congrats on a good fishing story that didn't end "he got away"
     
  5. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Bill I'm starting to like the phrase, " Doin a JimmyJonny". LOL

    LOL, nice job man !!

    I did that not long ago but with a #50 plus blue cat. I got er in..what a rush !!!

    Lovin the story, thanks for sharing.

    -Jim-
     
  6. Rapptorman

    Rapptorman New Member

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    Here's a picture of the fish, my fault on the link mistakes.
    http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q265/longj33/CIMG8237.jpg
    I wish I could say it was a 50 pound fish, I thought it was about 15 when I went in after it, just based on the fish being tied up a few times. Unfortunately I did this twice this night. After I landed the first fish, I thought I'd get the second one too. Not so lucky, I ended up reelin in a empty hook when I got out on the other side of the dock. Never intentionally break a line if you know there's still a fish on the other end. What's the point of that?
     
  7. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    A few weeks ago the River was dropping about a foot a day. I went fishing and found a nice sized catfish decaying on the rocks attached to a line that had a spark plug hung in the rocks. The river I fish though is well known to drown folks with it's nasty current so I definitely don't blame'm for not going swimming. Too bad though, nobody won that battle.
     
  8. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    That's dedication. Says a lot about ya...Great story though!