Another personal best

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by Malichi1970, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    Well, got out on the river for a few hours tonight took Deb and a friend of ours named Wendy with us. Wendy had never fished before so this was her first trip out on the Mississippi. Bait was hard to come by which made the trip start off a little slow, it took over 2 hours to catch one Asian.....:eek:oooh: Anyway we set up on our first hole got 2 poles baited and wham one starts bobbing up and down. Wendy grabbed the pole and proceeded to catch an 8lbs. Flathead. We got the rest of the poles baited up and Deb grabs the next one and it's about 1.5lbs. flathead. Well things got a little slow after that and we rebaited. The girls said the next fish was mine, but I was enjoying playing guide and baiting poles and taking fish off so when my outside pole started bending over pretty hard I told Wendy to go ahead and take it. She had trouble getting it out of the holder and then couldn't get the fish to move so she handed the pole to me. I proceeded to start cranking in a fish that I could tell was pretty good as he started stripping off line. He swam right up under the boat and I started pulling him straight up. When he finally surfaced I think both girls about jumped out of the boat. When I reached over and pulled him in he was a beautiful 48lbs. blue cat. Heres some pics....

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  2. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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  3. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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  4. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Thats one heck of a fish. Congrats. Andrew
     
  5. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Way to go Mike. Sooo, what does Deb think of Wendy being your new good luck charm?:crazy::wink:
     
  6. Mr Okie

    Mr Okie New Member

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    Great job Mike. I bet there was a little excitement in the boat..:wink: :wink:
     
  7. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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  8. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Congratulations Mike! That is a great looking fish. I could tell you were pretty jacked up when you called. I still can't believe that both of your net persons ran from the fish instead of helping you get it in the boat though.:smile2::smile2:
     
  9. Mr Okie

    Mr Okie New Member

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    What!!!!!come on Mike tell the rest of the story....:wink: :wink:
     
  10. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    good job Mike. Congratulations.
     
  11. DWB

    DWB Member

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    Good on you, Mike. Sounds like a great night on the river by all accounts.
     
  12. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    Them cattin' shorts are certainly doing the trick. Nice fish, too.
     
  13. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Its them dang flowerly shorts.....lol Just kiddin Mike... Nice fish bro, where did you put in? Are you fishin this saturday?
     
  14. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Great Fish, and even better pictures!!!! Awesome. Congratulations!! I knew it was only a matter of time. woohoo No Skunkmaster award for the reigning champion lol :smile2:
     
  15. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Dang nice fish Mike! Looks like you're starting to figure this stuff out a little bit! Good Job!!
     
  16. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    Congratualtions, Mike!!!:wink: Glad to see you bounce back from the skunk title last year!! Sounds like yall had a hoot. :cool2:
    Congrats again, on the new PB, you earned it!:wink:
     
  17. wvcatfisherman

    wvcatfisherman Active Member

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  18. slider

    slider New Member

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    congrats on a very nice fish

    and sounds like yall had a good outing

    later
    slider
     
  19. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    Good going mike. I am glad someone is catching them.
     
  20. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    Congrats on that beautiful fish!