Catfish Fever to the rescue

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by mandingo, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    well,last weekend my girlfriend and i decided to bare the scorching heat and go camping at milford.we got there on friday and by sunday she was ready to leave and i ended up staying there another night to do some more night fishin.i caught some decent cats3-7lb range friday and saturday nights drifting.sunday night i ended up hooking up with Jim Leonard(Catfish Fever) and Jerald Jenson(Catfish Quiver) to do some drifting down on the north end of the lake.the night was going fine.the night was going fine.the wind was not blowing too hard,the fish were biting and the beer was going down smooth.:smile2: we were drifting about a couple hundred yards away from each other and i had a couple channel and a blue in the livewell on my first drift.during my second drift,Jim and Jerald pull up to tell me that gerald just landed a 30+blue!that got my blood pumpin.i can only imagine how gerald felt.they ended up making another drift and about a half hour later i reel in my poles to do the same.the wind has picked up a little to about 15-20mph so i take off full blast towards the middle when my motor boggs out and starts making a knocking noise and then dies and will not start again.now here i am at 1 in the morning stranded in the middle of milford about 7 miles away from the state park where my truck and trailer was with only 1 beer left.:angry: i could see jim and gerald off in the distance and had no other choice but to call jim to tow me to a boat ramp.jim ended up giving me a ride to my truck while jerald stayed at the ramp with our boats.i got my boat back on my trailer and everything was all good.although it was a shi**y way to meet jim and jerald for the first time but i was glad to know that they were stand up guys and would not leave a fellow catfisherman out to dry.if anyone else ever has the opritunity to meet this duo,do so.they know that lake like the back of their hands and are willing to share some info.(just be sure to bring lots of old milwaukee)my thanks and appreciation goes out to jim and jerald for helping me out big time!thanks guys-caleb
     
  2. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Caleb, you're more than welcome, I'm just glad we were still there to get you back in, enjoyed meeting you and your company on the way to your truck, and HEY, that was not Old Milwaukee I gave you, Keystone light, :lol:
    Did you find out what was wrong with your motor yet? Let me know if you'll be back next Saturday, if you will, bring a 128mb SD card and I'll load the lake features on it for you.
     

  3. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    That is what its all about. Helping each other. Thanks from me as I have been stranded before on a large lake.
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Those are 2 great members that you got to fish with right there brother. Congrats on meeting some of the BOC's finest. Glad ya got to catch some fish.
     
  5. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    hey jim get ready to laugh...the fuel line came unplugged:lol: got lucky on that one!my mechanic also said when the BRO pump stops getting fuel,it will make a loud knocking sound so that explains that.and yes i am still planning to come back out saturday.i will give you a call for directions.oh yeah,im sorry for degrading your beer,i thought that was the best old milwaukee i ever had.that keystone is not too bad:big_smile: .
     
  6. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Jim is a Gem, thats for sure.
     
  7. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Leonard, Matt and Chris, thank you.
     
  8. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Caleb, I'll be waiting to hear from you, next weekend's not looking to bad weather wise, but the lake's still falling, more that a foot below conservation, that 2 feet it's dropped in less than a week, hope it don't mess up your fishing. Don't forget your SD card, I've got the info(Milford Lake features) on my PC, all I'll have to do it put it on the card. We'll try my card in your GPS first though, make sure it works, don't know why it shouldn't though.
     
  9. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Finally got to meet up with Kyle (Breadboy) today, in person. Jerald and I returned from our CCH meeting and went down to the boatramp, as usual, and lo and behold, there was Kyle and his Dad, they were loading up their fishing rig, and a great looking one it is. Here's a pic of Kyle, he was kind of stunned when I said, is your name Kyle?:eek:oooh: , then told him who we were.
     

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  10. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Here's a pic of Caleb (Mandingo) on the lake in his rig that fateful evening, another one I couldn't post. He thinks he fooled us, but he didn't, I know he was just trying to conserve his fuel supply for next weeks fishing tournament.:big_smile_2: ahhh, you know I'm just Kidding. Did you ever find out what that nut and bolt was from, Or was that the connection? Glad to hear it wasn't anything serious though. See you saturday.
     

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  11. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    LOL.ive gotta save all the gas i can with these prices:lol: the mechanic said whoever worked on it before probably dropped it and couldnt reach it so he replaced it.there was no connection to what happened.now that broken plastic piece on the other hand went to the carb which explained the idle.but all in all,the boat is up and running and will see ya saturday
     
  12. Catfish Quiver

    Catfish Quiver Member

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    Its good to hear you are back in action without any major repairs. Good luck in the tourny.
     
  13. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    thanks Jerald,i was totally expecting an outrageous repair bill.im hopin to fill the boat with some blues like in your pic.:smile2:
     
  14. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    nothing bigger than the BOC family one brother helping out another.
     
  15. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    ive got to fish with a few boc member myself catsalot and bigkat ,teamcatter to name a few and i have to say i injoyed fishing with all of them good bunch of people
     
  16. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Caleb, glad every thing worked out good for you and no major expenses involved. You might catch two BlueCats up there now, check the next post.
     
  17. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Jerald did me in again tonight. We drifted about 4 hours, had to little nabbles, then he pulled in another good'un, it was ONLY 28lbs this time though:lol: I'll have some pictures up later today if he doesn't beat me to it. Yep, CPR'd, and tagged too.
     
  18. 600lbs

    600lbs New Member

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    what kind of rods do u use?
     
  19. Catfish Quiver

    Catfish Quiver Member

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    Christopher I use 8ft water eagles (eagle claw) with penn reels. They have performed ok for me.
     
  20. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Reckon I missed this, But what little I know about Jim, He is definately a Stand Up Guy............