Caught a couple over the weekend

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by dcaruthers, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    My wife and I went to Lay Lake, Al this weekend. We tossed a cast net from 1830 til about 1730 and then fished until about 0200. Caught several blues and a few channels. The largest blues were 19 and 27 pounders. The rest ranged from 3 to 15 pounds. We had out six rods from a boat anchored in 50' average water around dead tree stick ups. 3 rods were set up with slip floats (set at 40', 30, 10') and 3 were set up for bottom fishing. Used 7/0 Circle hooks and 30# Big Cat line on all rods. Also, had a mix of fresh cut shad and bream. Bream caught the two largest, but shad caught the most. Slip floats caught most of the fish also with the depths pretty sporadic.

    Bonus: I caught a large Paddlefish. I hooked it in the gill slit while trying to set the hook on something that kept messing with my cut shad. Not sure if it was the paddlefish or not. Unfortunately, the fish was too badly injured and I don't think it survived. Man those are beuatiful fish. That is the second one I've caught this year and the only two I've ever caught. I wanted to CPR it and try to save it so I didn't weight, but it felt about 40 lbs or so.
     
  2. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    man...i'm fishing with you at the gathering....lol
     

  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on the catch!!!
     
  4. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Here are some pics...I was using a disposable camera so please excuse the quality.
     

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  5. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    A few more pics:
     

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  6. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    It would be an honor Chris.
     
  7. BamaCats

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    Nice mess of cats David, wish teh state would let us keep them paddlefish. them things taste so good and they put up such a good fight, Cant wait till our gathering you gonna have to show me how you catch them bad boys.
     
  8. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Honestly man, I couldn't catch one if I wanted too. Both of mine were pure luck.
     
  9. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Nice day out...good catch
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish brother, thanks for sharing.

    I'm fishing with you at the gathering too....................so I can throw you in the water for picking on me. LMAO
     
  11. Georgiajack

    Georgiajack New Member

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    Sounds like you had fun, and a great trip. Good fishin', Jack.
     
  12. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    David, way to go looks like you had fun. Vern
     
  13. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    Good catch David, Next time I might have to drive sown and join you guys. It's gotten really slow up here, so slow that I didn't even get out this weekend.
     
  14. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Nice haul their, hope the paddle fish made it.
     
  15. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    That was a great trip, David! Congratulations :smile2:
     
  16. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    You keep losing weight and you may need help lol. It would be an honor to fish along side you also tea. At least we will catch some conversation.
     
  17. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    You and the Mrs. come on down. My door is always open.
     
  18. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    congrats on a outstanding catch, thanks for sharing
     
  19. santeecat12

    santeecat12 New Member

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    congrats on the fish
     
  20. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations Looks like you had a good night thanks for sharing