Another Brother's First Catfish-and a biggun!

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by rednecksportsman511, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    Last night I took two of my three brothers fishin, Mark and Sam. Sam had never caught a catfish. He had one play with his bait all night long, but we never could get it, he was real upset. So, I promised to take him today.

    We went out today and about 30-40 minutes in, he wanted to go home, cuz nuthin was bitin. I explained how patience pays off with fishin, esp. catfishin. He decided to stay. Bout 5 minutes later, I looked over at my rod, and thought it had slipped off the bush I set it on (i asked fer pole holders for Xmas.) But then I noticed the line was taught. I ran over and picked it up, sure enough, FISH ON!!! I called over to Sam, handed him my rod, and told him to crank, crank, crank!!! Well, he caught his sleeve in the bail of the reel, then nearly took the handle off, I quickly fixed both, yankin his sleeve out and tightening the handle, and after almost a minute of fighting, we had him.

    Meanwhile, Mom and my other two brothers Mark and Gus rand down from the house with a camera. We still had the fish in the shallows. I wasn't about to grab it by the mouth barehanded, and didnt wanna gill grab it cuz it was gonna be released and i couldnt get a good grip. Solution-Marks shirt, i wrapped it around my hand and grabbed him. I let mark wear my jacket. I'm really proud of Sam and I know it's sumthin he won't ever forget.
     

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  2. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    Nice catch, and great teamwork. That's what brothers do for each other. Hope you guys get plenty more big cats. Merry Christmas.
     

  3. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Way to go, looks like you have a nice honey hole. Good luck w/ more of them!
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Thats a very nice fish, glad to see two brothers sharing the outdoors!
     
  5. SSG Johnson

    SSG Johnson New Member

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    Thats an awsome story and something he will remember the rest of his life. Tell him congrates from all of us..
     
  6. okiecop

    okiecop New Member

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    Great story and also a great fish. You may have a fishing buddy for life now.
     
  7. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    Nothing pleases Me more then seeing Younger anglers having some good luck. Way to go guys, thats one real nice fish.
     
  8. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Yes you can bet your little brother will always remember that fish. And you for letting him have the fun of reeling it in..
    Way to go.'
    Pete
     
  9. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I need a fish like that for my avatar Im jealous
     
  10. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    A great catch and a great story! That is what it's all about, learning, sharing, and teamwork! May the New Year bring many more days like that!
     
  11. shania

    shania New Member

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    :eek:
    "Great Catch Guys" & just think it's going to get better! (think about it :rolleyes: ) :0a23:

    Take It Easy Guys,
    Bert :cool:
     
  12. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Thats a heck of a first fish. You may never hear the end of it. lol
     
  13. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Nice fish bro! Looks like a channel cat too.....and that would be one heck of a channel cat.....A trophy Channel Cat I believe....... :)

    Take it easy, Zakk :)
     
  14. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    nice catch there little brother keep up the good work and i bet your little brother is hooked now you wont be able to keep him at home
     
  15. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Good Job Guys ! Keep it up Bro.
     
  16. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Gary, come fishing with me this spring and we will get you a nice fish for your avitar!
     
  17. catfishkiller35

    catfishkiller35 New Member

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    Thats a nice first way to go
     
  18. Okccatman

    Okccatman New Member

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    That is awsome. I bet he is hooked for life. I really like the pic where he is giving it the kiss. Did you guys get a weight on the fish? It looks pretty big.
    Congrats again to your lil' bro.
    David Frantz
     
  19. Leakyboat

    Leakyboat New Member

    Great fish,Great memories,way to go guys!
    Ernie
     
  20. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Man, I wish I had a pond/lake like that out my backdoor! :)