Big Bad Blue Saves the Day, 12-30-06

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by rsimms, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. rsimms

    rsimms New Member

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    Put in a long, hard day Saturday on Chickamauga Lake in Chattanooga, TN with Rick Dutton from Soddy Daisy and his sons, Corey and Ryan. They're troopers... this mid-winter catfish bite is tough. We missed four finicky fish in about 3 hours early and then relocated. First drift in the new location Rick tagged the fish that saved the day. 43 inches long, 42 pounds! It was the biggest fish of Rick's life, including saltwater. That sure took some pressure off the guide... who up until then had been crying the "blues" (pun intended). A little pressure remained however because Corey is from Montana and he wanted some Tennessee River catfish for dinner on New Year's Day... I guess they would go good with black-eyed peas [Smile] Obviously the 42 lber. went back in the water to fight again another day. They toughed it out long enough for Corey and Ryan to each tag fish in that 8-10 lb. class. ... so, as we said, they got two for the table and one for the wall (a picture and a Tennessee Angler Recognition Certificate anyway)!
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  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Wow, sounds kind of like the day I had, good job putting him on that Trophy.
     

  3. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    nice fish richard , wtg putting them on some good fish
     
  4. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Richard - Great fish and great picture! Thanks for sharing!:smile2:
     
  5. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Huge Beast,wonderful picture,thanks for sharing!:smile2:
     
  6. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    That is a nice catch indeed.
     
  7. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    You sent them home with a great memory. mission accomplished.