71 lb. TN River blue, 03-09-08

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  1. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    I went to Nickajack Lake on the TN River on Sunday 03-09-08 and only caught 3 fish. All 3 were nice, but one was a hawg. I wasn't even paying attention and all the sudden I heard my drag buzzin'. After about 20-30 mins. I finally got this 71 lber in the boat, and it wasn't easy by myself. I caught it on a big chunk of cut carp fillet and the water temp was about 51 degrees. I want to thank Mr. Jay Martin who was passing by in another boat and stopped and took some pics for me.
     

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  2. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Nice catch you there.
     

  3. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Congrats on your hog. Thanks for sharing the events of the day and the great picture of the fish. rspd507
     
  4. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    thats one huge cat, congrats on a fine day, thanks for sharing
     
  5. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    WOW, Bumper nice job man! That must have been crazy solo. Congratulations!
     
  6. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    nice fish , it makes ur avatar look like a beast though!!! sure thats only an 80lber????
     
  7. skawez

    skawez Member

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    CONGRATS on the HAWG!!!!!!
     
  8. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Oh I am so jelous:big_smile:Nicely done ....thats a real nice fish thanx fer sharing.
     
  9. Tubby Catfishin

    Tubby Catfishin New Member

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    Kenny took the words right outta my mouth!!! CONGRATS
     
  10. Arkie55

    Arkie55 New Member

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    Congratulations on the that awsome fish!!!! Isn't it a blast to hook into a fish like that.
     
  11. huls1

    huls1 New Member

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    nice cat, the tenn river has some monsters in it
     
  12. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Thats an awesome fish where ever your fishing you got the spot for the blues. What water temp do you like best for catching the big blues because Im doing something wrong. I went out today using skipjack fishing a very deep hole that holds big fish and nothing just some little bites. Ive been having this problem basically all winter. Ive caught two cats over 20# in the last couple months. its colder here the water temp was 39.5-40 degrees today. This whole week were supposed to warm up so maybe that will bring me some luck. The river is on the rise and not supposed to crest until friday.
     
  13. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Great catch, David... I'll bet the river level dropped noticeably when he came out of the water...:cool2:
     
  14. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    Nice catch David.........I need to get back up that way soon.....I love it up there.
     
  15. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Heck yhea, thats what i'm lookin for. Congrats, nice fish.
     
  16. Philiagorillia

    Philiagorillia New Member

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    Wow, i know i'll never catch one like that, how did it feel latching onto that monster?
     
  17. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Way to go David, congratulations on that hog buddy. Were you drift fishing at the dam when you hung that bad boy?
     
  18. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    Nice catch thats a biggin, congrats on boating it .
     
  19. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    My gosh that is a hog.:big_smile:
     
  20. russ

    russ New Member

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    AWSOME blue , congrads on that pig, thanks for sharing