5 fish, 227 pound sack blue cats

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by EricM, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    Eric Maurer
    Jimmy Oliver of London, KY wanted to give his dad Robert a special 78th birthday gift, so he asked me to guide them on a trip for big blues here on Chickamauga near Chattanooga, TN. What a birthday present it was! The sun, moon, and stars must have all aligned perfectly for us because it turned out to be the trip of a lifetime. 30 fish boated with a total weight that had to be approaching 500 pounds, the largest 5 weighed an incredible 227 pounds, They were 70, 65, 40, 28, and 24 pounds. The smallest 8 fish went into the livewell and still went close to 60 pounds and filled up their cooler. For the longest time Jimmy couldn't stick a fish and lost a lot of hits, he just couldn't get the hang of those circle hooks, so I put a big kahle on so he could set the hook hard and that solved the problem. Meanwhile, his dad was hilarious and kept offering to let Jimmy reel in some of his fish. We had several doubles and even a triple of nice fish - you should have seen that riot! When the dust settled, Jimmy had a 40 and the 70, his dad had a 28 and a pile of fish 14 to 17, and I had the 65. They couldn't stand it and so we stopped at the superstore and transferred the pics to disk and printed them all out. They are talking about having the pic of the 70 that they are holding together blown up to 20 x 30 for the office (they have a boat dealership). I agree. I wish I had a pic like that of me and my father. I can't remember seeing a father/son team happier! It sure made my day!!!!!!!!
     

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  2. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    nice family picture you look like you guys had a great time nice blues good job:smile2:
     

  3. mrwhiskr

    mrwhiskr New Member

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    What a great trip and to think you released the biggun's too. Memories like this deserve to be preserved. Thank you .

    Keep your lines wet and let them biggun's grow
     
  4. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Great job again Eric, everytime I see you post it is another biggen. Congratulations and keep it up, I enjoy reading your reports and thanks for all of the pics.:worship::worship::worship::worship:
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations to you all, definately a trip of a life time to remember. Thanks for posting the story and pics.
     
  6. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    You came through again 'DAD'.:smile2:

    I don't care what mom says I want to be a chip off the 'ole block!
     
  7. russ

    russ New Member

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    wow what a great trip. cograds on a asome day of fishing.
     
  8. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Congratulations on another awesome trip Eric, numbers and size, that's hard to beat.
     
  9. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    NIce pic great job. THem some real nice fish like alway :smile2: Look like u made there day
     
  10. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Thats one way to say Happy Birthday(Wooooooow).
    Way to make a mans day. Congrats.:crazy::big_smile:
     
  11. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Those are some HOGS! A day to never be forgotten.
     
  12. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Goooood graaaavy Eric, what a bunch of fantastic fish. Man ya'll tore em up out there today. You sure know how to make dreams come true, the pictures say it all. Congratulations to all of ya'll. Thanks for the report buddy.
     
  13. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is truly a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing this great story.
     
  14. fishing bum

    fishing bum New Member

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    :eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh::dribble: wow what a mess of hogs. Great bithday gift. Keep on fishing
     
  15. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    You sure made thier day a special one Eric . Glad to have folks like you here among us. Thanks for that great story and pics.
     
  16. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    WoW!!! What a creel of fish. Im sure that was a blast. Thanks for sharing the pictures. rspd507
     
  17. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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  18. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    WOW!


    Nice Eric!
     
  19. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    Nice job buddy, great pics also!!!!Keep up the good work
     
  20. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    Eric very nice fish:dribble:, way to put them on the cats!!Way to go!!