An Amazing Night- Wife's New PB Blue Catfish

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  1. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    My wife and I had a fantastic night on the river this past weekend. Since it had been three weeks since we've had the opportunity to fish, we were really ready to go! Well, things started off grim, to say the least. After launching the boat, I noticed that the wheel on my trailer was about to fall off; the bearing buddy and wheel bearings were completely gone. This really freaked me out because on the final stretch of road leading to the launch I had been going 65 mph. We finally decided to call Jason Bridges for some advice on where we could get the hub fixed, as we did not have the parts or tools. Jason actually bought the parts, drove to the launch and replaced the entire hub for us. We were both incredibly thankful for his time and generosity.

    Later that afternoon Tricia and I set out for a fantastic, worry-free night on the river. We started with our largest haul of big catfish from a single location ever! We had a total weight of 220 pounds in just four catfish! It was both amazing and chaotic. My wife ended up catching a 69 pound Blue, which beat her last PB by 2 pounds. The four big fish from this spot were 69, 59, 47 and 45; our best haul ever from a single spot. We had another big fish that got off at the boat. It was crazy. The bite was still good as we moved spots, but we didn’t catch anything over 25 pounds. What a night, but it wasn’t over yet...

    As the temperature dropped into the low 40s an eerie, patchy fog moved in. It was cold and now wet, so we decided to start heading back to the launch before things got worse. Within five minutes the fog was so bad there was near zero visibility. It was easy to get completely disoriented, but we were good because we had the current to guide us. As we slowly made our way back, there was suddenly a hideous crashing sound at the bow-BAM! The visibility was so bad that we had hit a channel buoy! It was starboard in case you were wondering and the bow of my boat is now green. :smile2:

    We made it back to the launch safe early the next morning. The next day the weather was completely different after the fog burned off; sunny and warm. The bite had slowed down and the biggest fish we caught was around 20 pounds. It was still a beautiful day on the river.
     

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  2. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    i thought killer whales were black and white :crazy:
     

  3. fmb

    fmb New Member

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    wow nice catch.....:big_smile:
     
  4. katmax

    katmax New Member

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    nice fish...glad yall are ok from hitting the bouy...:big_smile:
     
  5. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    they made a movie about them fish,i think it was called "JAWS".congrats great trip.
     
  6. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    Wow! Congrats to Tricia on the hoss-blue! Reps to Mr. Bridges for "brother-helping-brother". Incredible haul from one spot! Nice work.
     
  7. SHE-CAT

    SHE-CAT New Member

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    It was great to finally beat my old PB Blue! It was a trip to remember and we are both very thankful for Jason's help with the trailer. This trip could have been completely different!
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Marc thanks for sharing your awesome trip. Enjoyed the pics. Congrats to your wife on the new PB. WOW!!!!!!
     
  9. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Man what a great trip. You all are the masters of that river! congrats and good luck in the future.
     
  10. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Thats one hellova night man! Congrats to Tricia, and yourself on the awesome outting! rollo
     
  11. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Congratulations Marc and Tricia, That's awesome! Glad your boat and trailer are okay, and it all worked out so y'all could catch some hawgs.

    Looks like the fish off just got more interesting :wink::big_smile:.
     
  12. countryboy79

    countryboy79 New Member

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    VERY NICE FISH!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. goshawk

    goshawk New Member

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    Which river?

    Pat
     
  14. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on a good night and the new PB.
     
  15. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Amazing story! Congrats! Reps sent! That's why I like the gps as it has a line to follow back in zero visibility.

    Bill in SC
     
  16. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    Great catch...I am glad that I was able to help and that ya'll got on some good fish....:wink::wink::wink::wink:
     
  17. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Great job guys,,
    You done awsome:wink:
    How was the bait situation down there??
    Puddle
     
  18. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Awesome looking fish there. Congrats on a new PB. Thank you for sharing.

    Ray
     
  19. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking fish bro! I wish I could get into some fish of that caliber.:cool2:
     
  20. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Congrats again, ya'll sure have caught some nice fish this year. That fog gets spooky and dangerous too.