77 pound Blue Catfish! New PB!

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  1. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    My wife and I went camping and fishing on the Tennessee River this weekend. Saturday, the wind started to give us problems so we decided to just get some mexican food and build a nice fire at camp. It was a cold night! Everything was frozen in the morning... good for the skipjack I guess :roll_eyes:.

    Today started off very pleasant, very little wind and a good current. We anchored up on some good structure and started the usually routine... fighting over a skipjack head :smile2: We had just finished getting our lines out when one of my reels started ripping drag like crazy :crazy: The fish was heavy and made several powerful runs before digging deep to use the current to its advantage. Finally, I saw the line begin to rise and I told Tricia, "it's coming up"! The fish surfaced, still a long ways out, and then dove back down for the final bout! After a little chaos with the net we had the fish in the boat, undoubtedly my new PB. What a trip!

    Here are some pictures of the fish. As you can see the fish was in great condition upon release and gave us a much needed shower!

    Oh, and yes, the fish hit the skipjack head :smile2: Sorry honey :eek:oooh: :smile2:
     

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  2. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Congrats on the PB Marc:crazy:. Thats a good lookin blue.:wink:
     

  3. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!! Know you are thrilled! Reps out to you!

    Bill in SC
     
  4. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Nice fish. congrats !
     
  5. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Holy Moly! Awesome fish Marc. Congrats and Rep your way!
     
  6. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    LOL , whata fish man, congrats . Love the CPR too ; ) Reps to ya for sure.

    -Jim-
     
  7. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Very nice fish!
     
  8. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    ........nice fish stumpjumper........that's a biggun!......:003:
     
  9. petersoutcats

    petersoutcats New Member

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    "Good Golly Miss Molly" what a fish!
    Congrats Marc on your PB well done.
     
  10. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Reps to ya Marc, ya'll havin a heck of a winter over there. Congrats on a dandy .
     
  11. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    who are you trying to fool Marc? I know Tricia caught that.. I can see her now yellin at ya to get the net.. LOL:smile2::smile2: Way to go man!!!! Thats a beauty of a BLUE!!!!!!
     
  12. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    great fish, congrats on the new PB
     
  13. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Congrats on a great winter blue. Thanks for the cpr.

    Tom
     
  14. TNVOLCAT

    TNVOLCAT New Member

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    Congrats on another bigun and new PB!
     
  15. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Nice fish. congrats
     
  16. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Out freekin standin!!!!!! I'm happy for ya.:cool2:
     
  17. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    WOW Marc what a great looking fish!!!! Now what kinda price did you have to pay for not letting the wife use the perfered bait that day skipjack head ?:smile2:
     
  18. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Way to go Marc on your new personal best! Very well deserved bro!!!
     
  19. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Wow, congrats Marc! Are you out in the dog house now? Reps your way bro.
     
  20. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    Congrats Marc!!!