Back to back MONSTERS in east TN

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by drc3, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. drc3

    drc3 New Member

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    Wade and I hit the river at 9 this morning looking for big blues. It was a perfect day to say the least... cool water and air temps, strong current and little to no wind. We set up on a skimmer wall in 47ft of water, threw out five lines baited with fresh skipjack and the action started. We caught about 10 cats between 15-25lbs, lost a few big ones (I had one that snaped my 50lb mono leader on the initial run like it was sowing thread). About mid-way through the day Wade's rod doubled over hard and started peeling line. While he was playing with that cat I landed another 20lber, I had just put the "little" cat back in the water and my other rod folded over and started screaming. At this point Wade and I are both fighting the biggest cats we have ever tangled with, Wade's fish came up first... I put my rod back in the holder, netted his fish and grabbed my rod back up. As soon as he got his out of the net he got mine in it. I honestly don't know exactly what these fish weighed (I only have 50lb scales), but they were the biggest cats that have ever been in my boat. Iv'e had a few 50lbers and a 60 and 70lb fish in my boat before and these two were a good bit bigger, if I had to guess i would say high 70's to low 80's. Either way it was incredible and I'll remember this day for the rest of my life.
     

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  2. drc3

    drc3 New Member

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  3. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Holy cow man, what a day! Congrats to y'all on some VERY nice fish!
     
  4. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    Congratulations on the great fish! And thanks for the pictures.
     
  5. catfishrus

    catfishrus New Member

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    them some nice ones! congrates on a great day.
     
  6. chrisblue

    chrisblue New Member

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    Thats one awsome day right there.Who says the big blues dont feed during the full moon.
     
  7. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Way to go guys.Those are some nice cats.thx for posting.
     
  8. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    HOLY COW!!! THose dudes were huge! Thanks for sharing!:big_smile:
     
  9. I_try

    I_try New Member

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    Wow, that makes me never want to swim in a river again :big_smile:. awesome catch
     
  10. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Amazing! Outstanding! Showoff! I want to catch just one that size and you have two at the same time :cool2: just kidding, great catch!
     
  11. Vonroc

    Vonroc New Member

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    Nice fish ! Thanks for sharing. Looks like you're going to need a crane installed on your boat to help lift those fish. Those are monsters.
     
  12. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz Active Member

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    What an awesome trip! Congrats to you both on some great catching.

    That is a trip to be remembered for y'all and one to dream of for me. :smile2:

    Thanks for sharing!

    Barb
     
  13. catcatcher311

    catcatcher311 New Member

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    All I have to say is I want one the biggest one I have ever caught has been 1/3 of that.
     
  14. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Dang!! Those are some huge fish. Wish I coulda had some of that luck today.
     
  15. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    One word, WOW :eek:oooh:
     
  16. crusinman2002

    crusinman2002 New Member

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    nice catch to the both of you
     
  17. drc3

    drc3 New Member

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    Thanks guy's! It was an amazing catch.... I have always thought the really BIG blues were loners, but now I'm thinking different. These fish were hooked within 5 minutes of each other directly under the boat. We fished a hundred yard stretch of water all day and there were big cats everywhere.
    My goal is to hook and land a 100+lb blue... and I'm very fortunate to live near such a great fishery. Chickamauga lake usually gives up a couple of 100+lbers each year, a few would have broke the current world record if they had been caught on R&R. It's just a matter of time, I'll be after them again tomorrow.
     
  18. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Congrats, on a great day guys. Vern
     
  19. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    really nice fish daniel
     
  20. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    congrats sounds [and looks ]like icing on the cake for an allready fantastic day keep it up!!!!!!