Catfishing with Family-Blues, Flats & Skips!

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  1. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Despite the forecast for severe weather, we loaded up the camping gear and went catfishing on the TN river this past weekend. But, this time we had my father-in-law and sister-in-law visiting from Michigan. They had never caught any descent cats before. We had a blast; caught fish right away Friday evening. It was awesome to watch them battle their first Blues. After dinner and everyone crashed, I fished solo the rest of the night. I caught several nice fish and got some more practice on my solo photography. The thunderstorms hit around 7am and lasted until 12pm. Just enough time to get some sleep. We were back on the water shortly afterwards and got into some good numbers. My father-in-law was unhooking a 24# Blue when the 43#er freight-trained one of the transom rods! Thought I had a new entry for the Spring Fish Off, but this fish was only 1# larger than my last entry :angry:

    In total we had around 18 Blues with the two largest being 31# and 43#. We also caught 5 Flatheads (5-12#).

    Sunday after some pre-dawn fishing, I thought that our guests would really love to catch some big Skips. So we broke down camp and trailered over to Chick dam. I controlled the boat and Tricia unhooked the Skips. Needless to say, they had a blast! It took Sarah forever to actually get one in the boat. It became a joke, which is why she is making the crazy face in the picture :smile2:

    Time well spent with family! I have several pictures to share.
     

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  2. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Just a few more to share.
     

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  3. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Great report Marc, sounds like everyone had a blast!
     
  4. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Congrats on another great trip Marc. Looks like everyone had a great time. Looking at the background on some of those pics kind of makes me feel a little deja vu :wink::big_smile:.
     
  5. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Congrats on your trip! Nothin' like havin' a good trip with family members!
    Bill in SC
     
  6. flo

    flo Member

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    nice work looks like every one had fun . grate fish :smile2:
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    OH YEA!!!! Thanx for sharein the trip.:cool2:
     
  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats and Thanks for sharing!!!:wink::big_smile:
     
  9. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    it always fun with the familey what ever you may be doing,thanks for sharing with us , great pic's and nict fish
     
  10. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on nice Blues, Marc. Looks like you had a nice time.
     
  11. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is what fishing is all about. Sounds like a great time congrats on the catch and for getting the family together.
     
  12. Mo.Hick

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    No more fun than catching good fish with the family. Thanks for sharing.

    Tom
     
  13. adam1886

    adam1886 New Member

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    looks like you all had a great time.them are some nice blues
     
  14. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Marc for another outstanding report and super photos! :cool2:
     
  15. radish

    radish Member

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    Thanks, Looks like a good time was had by all.
     
  16. bigfish08

    bigfish08 New Member

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    those are some awesome pics, im not usually all about the scenery but that background is beautiful! looks like an awesome trip!