A Good day on the Kansas River.

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by brad kilpatrick, May 10, 2006.

  1. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    Last Sunday afternoon My Friend Mike and I decided to go Down to the Kansas River and do a little fishing. We arrived at about 3:30 launched the boat and went to catch bait. Bait came pretty easy and before too long We had plenty of Shad and Goldeye to last the trip.

    When We get to the fishing spot, and Anchor off at the head of a nice looking hole. We each bait up our circle hooks with 1 shad and 1 Goldeye each and pitch them down into the hole. pretty soon I get a run and reel in a small 3-4 lb channel cat. Not exactly what we're after but at least it chased away the skunk. Shortly after I released My fish, Mike's rod Got a BIG clicker run......He engaged the spool and the fish instantly doubled over the St. Croix Classic Cat rod He was using. After A good battle I netted His catch, a nice Healthy 25 lb Blue cat. Easily His personal best.

    We CPRed the fish and got back to buisness. At this point the fish seemed to Be wanting goldeye, and pretty soon all four rods were Baited up with it. 15- 20 minutes after Mikes fish My Abu 10000's clicker started Screaming. I reach over and engage the spool and This custom Made cat rod of mine doubles over in the rod holder!!!! Amazing MY Big Boy rod is a 50lb line class rod Makes a heavy action Quantam Big cat look whimpy. And this thing is Doubled over!!!!! I grab it out of the holder, and got to feel the power of the fish and then nothing.....only had it hooked for about 20 seconds or so, I knew I missed a HUGE fish.

    After that the action seemed to die down so We moved upstream and checked a couple other spots and nothing was happening. Well We had to go Back downstream to get to the ramp so We Decided to give That first hole 10-15 more minutes cause We wanted to hit another spot on the way back to the ramp. As were getting Baited back up We are really getting low on Goldeye so I decide to bait My big rod up with This Big shads head. We throw out and almost instantly start getting runs But We miss Three in a row. Right as it got Dark My 10000 on My big rod Started screaming Again. I click over the spool and hook up this time. As soon As I got the rod out of the holder, I knew I had a big Blue on. An Epic Battle insued, We definatly went toe to toe, I'd reel in line She would pull it back out. After Twenty minutes We finaly got it in the Net. Personal Best rod and reel fish a 66 lb Blue cat.CPR She's a pig check her out!!!!!
     

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  2. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Boy brad K. she sure is a pig Congrats!!! I was feeling perty good about the nice channel I cought tonight tell I saw the picture of yours. Way to GO. Bigcatman0816.
     

  3. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    thats a monster brad k. i bet it was a mean fight to land. congrats.
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Great story and a great fish. I have'nt forgotten your sticker. Just gotta get there to get it. Don't get up to Trenton much. LOL!
     
  5. cook

    cook New Member

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    Holy crap!!:eek:oooh:

    Well,on second thought,maybe I won't enter the new BOC fish-off.:sad2:

    Congrats on 2 PB's
     
  6. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Great fish! Makes me jealous. I've got to head to the Kaw this weekend and check it out. Have never been on that stretch. What's the depth like upstream from the Missouri? I've heard there are some sunken barges up there. Should make good cover for the giants. Looking on Google Earth it looks like there is a bunch of shallow water in that stretch. Probably great areas for the spawn. I would think it would be a good refuge away from the current of the Missouri.
     
  7. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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    Great fish Brad! Thanks so much for the detailed story and pic. She is beautiful!
     
  8. chubbahead

    chubbahead Member

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    Congrats on the great day Brad!
     
  9. solomon

    solomon New Member

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    Congrats on the hog Brad!!
     
  10. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Awesome fish Brad, I am happy for you!
     
  11. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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  12. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    here's one i got from the kansas river this month also
     
  13. Arkie55

    Arkie55 New Member

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    Great fish Brad. I really enjoyed the story as well. Heck, it almost made me feel like I was sitting in the boat.

    Tom that's a nice one you have as well.
     
  14. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Tremendous Catch, Bet The Fight Was The REAL fun!!
    Congrats.:big_smile: Elliot
     
  15. SunburntAgain

    SunburntAgain New Member

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    Excellent job man, thats a beautiful blue you landed. I hope you break her recored before the year is up.
     
  16. Rootwad

    Rootwad New Member

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    Brad you had one heck of an outing! I'd say you were living right that day. Thanks for sharing the picture. Is that Kansas City in the background of your picture?
     
  17. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    That is one more pig!!! That doubles the weight of my biggest blue!!!