A night of personal bests!!!

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by RIVER-RAT, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Went out last night and took three people that have never fished the big rivers. I've been doing really well here the last few weeks and felt confident enough that I figured I could get them into some good fish.

    We went to the Melvin Price Dam and fished for some skippies and goldeyes for a couple hours, that fishing was pretty slow and to be honest with ya, it had me a little worried that the cats would be a little slow that night. Anyway we finally anchored in around 9:30 and by 9:50 my guest's pole took a dive for the water!! I tell you what, you would have thought he was in a tug of war with a semi truck!! About 20 minutes later the beast surfaced and showed it's face...then he was safely in my net!! A FORTY THREE POUNDER!!!! His first catfish EVER and he already beat my personal best!!

    About 25 minutes after the 43lber was in the boat, my other guest landed his personal best catfish, a 14 pounder!!

    After the 14lber, I landed MY NEW PERSONAL BEST, A FORTY POUND GODDESS!!!!

    We then fished another few hours and caught several other fish ranging in weight from 12-20 pounds!!

    At the end of the night, we told ourselves, "25 minutes and we'll call it a night" with five minutes remaining, my girlfriend landed her new personal best catfish! Weighing in at a staggering 11 pounds!!!

    Needless to say last night will be a night I'll remember along time. I was really glad to get a few more people interested in this spectacular sport! I'm also proud to say that ALL fish were CPR'd and some pictures of the nights catches are attached.

    All fish were caught on goldeye filets and cut skippies, fishing below the dam!
     

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  2. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    Those are some nice blues.
     

  3. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    Congrats Bill, It feel good dosen't it?:big_smile: I'm still trying to break the 36lb mark for the year.:wink:
     
  4. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    You're Damn right it does!!! I couldn't fall asleep last night!
     
  5. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    I could only imagine.. a little adrenalin rush will keep you up all night! now..after you get some sleep, there's only one thing left to do...Get back out there and get on another one!!:wink:
     
  6. shania

    shania New Member

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    :crazy: "Man"!!!!!!!!

    :worship: "Those are some nice one, Good Job Bill"! I know that you guys had a good time last night - (it's sure look like it)!
    :wink:

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shania:0010:

    :worship::0a23:
    Bert & "Deltalover"
     
  7. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Thanks for sharin', Bill... I don't think my ol' ticker could take the excitement...:smile2:
     
  8. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Nice Catches! Thanks for the CPR!

    Branden
     
  9. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Great Job Bill and awesome fish!

    Tell us where you found the skippies and we won't have to send Guido and Julio out to visit.

    We were there last night and didn't fare so well. Using Carp Fillets and cut shad.
     
  10. bpalmer1951

    bpalmer1951 New Member

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    Great looking Blues and Congratulations on a fine evening and you are certainly a true sportsman.
     
  11. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    WOW those are some pigs, I would love to get into some fish like that.
     
  12. jeffjbeard

    jeffjbeard New Member

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    Gongrats on the trip and I know you have some new fishing partners. The picture of your girlfreind reminds me of the looks on my wifes face when i have her hold a fish for a pic
     
  13. cpalombo

    cpalombo New Member

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    Great job man. Sounds like one fun night.

    CP
     
  14. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Congrats Bill, on your New PB Blue,And your other fishing partners as well.
     
  15. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Way to go Bill! Congrats on a bunch of new PB's...
    Nights like that will ruin a guy, good thing your not married yet.:wink:
    Keep em coming bro.
     
  16. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    You gotta love it when you get big fish with people that have never seen them before. Now they will want to go with you all the time. Congrats on all the personal bests broke that night.
     
  17. catfish77

    catfish77 New Member

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    Its days like that that make all the bad days worth it. Hours with no bites, re rigging my lines, but with a couple good fish, it well worth it. I still can't break 12 lbs. Good Job:big_smile:
     
  18. whiskerlover

    whiskerlover New Member

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    Nice job Bill. Nothing like beating your former pb.
     
  19. Bigbluefisherman

    Bigbluefisherman New Member

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    How deep of water were you fishing? What kind of bait? Where on the river were you fishing?
     
  20. Bigbluefisherman

    Bigbluefisherman New Member

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    Congrats to you and your buddies for all of there new PBs!