A big loss

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by tomcat85, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    so me and my buddy went out fishing tonite. we went to this hole that is under a bridge. we always fish around the poles that come down. so anyways i put some chicken liver on my hook and cast into the hole. after a few minutes my line starts to bounce and my heart starts beating and i get a grin on my face and WHAM! the catfish takes the bait. my drag starts screaming and i fight it for about a minute and then all of a sudden it spit out my bait. i cant wait to go back to catch him. at first i was dissapointed now im so psyched to get back there lol :big_smile:
     
  2. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Sounds like a good time.... Keep that line tight and bring'em in... let us know how it goes... Good luck....
     

  3. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Tom, have you tried using circle hooks? Might be something to think about. That used to happen to me a lot till i started using circle hooks. Thier is a lot of good info on them in here. Good luck brother!!
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Better luck next time landing him brother, sounds like he is a big un.
     
  5. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Just gives you more incentive to go back and get'im :eek:oooh: :smile2:
     
  6. Sentry Dog Man

    Sentry Dog Man New Member

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    Hope you get him and a few more, the next time you go.
     
  7. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Go back am get em bro! Good luck and take pics!
     
  8. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    as soon as i get em ill have pics posted !
     
  9. TNBigCat

    TNBigCat New Member

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    I'm sure your heart was beating pretty fast when you were reeling him in and I'm probably alomost positive that because your heart was beating so fast that when you didn't feel him anymore you wanted to have a heart attack! Better luck next time and don't give up... He will come to you! Nick
     
  10. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Better luck next time.
     
  11. amatuer cat catcher

    amatuer cat catcher New Member

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    when i hook a good size or what i think is a big one i freak out and set the hook like 4 time LMAO
     
  12. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    same here i think it actually helps haha!
     
  13. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    Man, I know that feeling.

    I've hooked a few good ones, and they just spit out the hook.
    But, I know they are there and it gets me excited about going back and catching them again, and hopefully keeping them hooked the next time.

    I had a nice one hooked a few weeks ago.
    I stood there and fought him for a few minutes and finally got him to where I could see him, and he was pretty good size.
    The place we were fishing was about 10 - 15 feet above the water and I knew there was no way my line was going to hold to bring it up.
    I didn't have my net with me, even if I did it would be too short.
    I decided to try and bring it up and I got it a couple feet above the water and the line snapped. Made me sick for a little while, but now I know he is there and it gives me something to try for the next time.

    Now, if my poles are in the car, so is my net, with an extra 8 foot handle.

    Ken
     
  14. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Go get him man ,he's yours.
     
  15. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    sorry about the bad luck. maybe, you will get him next time.