86lb. Blue on the Ohio River

Discussion in 'KENTUCKY RIVERS TALK' started by Catfishhunter, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Catfishhunter

    Catfishhunter New Member

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    Whistler coached me on how to post a pic,hope I did it right.
    I was Fishing the Cannelton pool on New years day, he was in about 22ft. of water and I was using skipjack gut pocket, water temp was 40 deg. There was pretty good current so I thought I would try to find slacker water with structure. Got alot of bites all day but, no takers. I found what look to be good structure and just the right current and thought I would give it a try. I was talking
    to Doc on the phone telling him I haven't caught s**t all day long when the
    outside rod went down. I grabed it and looked over and the inside rod went
    down. Told Doc I would have to call him back. Grab the other rod to see which fish was pulling the most and put the other rod in the rod holder. Reeled in big boy, rolled him into the floor, put the net down and reeled the other fish in. I still didn't know just how big he was, got him in the dip net to way him and the scale went to 90lbs. I liked to have S**T!!! weighed the net and it weighed 4lbs. CPR'd and let him go. Grabed the other fish and he weighed 27lbs.
    I just released him, what was the point in a pic.LOL Anyway It made my New
    Year, hope this is a omen....
     

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  2. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    You started out your new year with a bang. LOL Congrats.
     

  3. Mr. Catfish

    Mr. Catfish Member

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  4. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I was with Doc when he called you right as your rod went down. I didnt realize you were a BOC mbr, I posted about your catch in the Blue Cat forum. I tell you what, I have never heard such an excited person as yourself when you called Doc back. I had goosebumps just hearing how excitied you were. Congrats on one heck of a catch. Doc sure was happy for you.
     
  5. Cyclops01

    Cyclops01 New Member

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    James,

    NICE CATCH!!!

    Mike
     
  6. Chuckb

    Chuckb New Member

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    Great job James!! What a way to start the new year off. One of these days I hope to get a chance to fish with you.
     
  7. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Now that is a biggg cat , way to go!!
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    way to go on a very nice catfish!
     
  9. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    Good Job on that nice fish!!!! :)
     
  10. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :eek:

    <><Baitkiller><>
     
  11. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Awesome fish! I would have pooped my pants :D :worship:
     
  12. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Great catch Jim!! Congrats. I know that made you a happy catfisherman. LOL
     
  13. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    I bet my boat is following your boat at the fish and camp.LOL
    That is one nice fish.
    Now to top that in Feb on the cumberland..
    PEte
     
  14. Catfishhunter

    Catfishhunter New Member

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    H2O, I've been a member since the old board. I just don't get to get on the board as much as I used to. For now I have access at work which alows me to get on more. I'll tell you what! You can't beat ol' Doc! He's a great catman and a Great friend. "Good as Gold"...Thanks
     
  15. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    That's a fatty James!! Nice catch!! Keep it up man, that had to be close to a state record or within 20 pounds or so! I bet that was one heck of a fight! When are we going fishing?lol ;)
     
  16. Catfishhunter

    Catfishhunter New Member

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    Chuck and Pete, Yall both can go with me at the fish and camp as long as yall supply the beer and bait my hooks and take my pics. It is hard to hit the timer on the camera and get to the back of the boat and pick up a Bigun before the camera takes your pic."LOL,LOL" :D
     
  17. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That's a freaking hog!!!!! Way to go man!
     
  18. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    That is an AWESOME fish, I LOVE to get get one like that
     
  19. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Great fish!!!! Think you'll catch a bigger one this year LOL?!?!?