Chickamauga Catfish 3/7/09 400 + lbs of catfish

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by foodsaver, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. foodsaver

    foodsaver New Member

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    Today was a great day even though I lost my sunglasses, Sam broke a rod and someone busted the tail lights out on the right side of the trailer. 8up had been wanting to come over here and experience the fishery we have here in Chattanooga so we met up at my house this morning at 7:00 and got on the water by 8 or so. He told me his personal best was 12 lbs so I thought we had a pretty good chance at getting him a new personal best today. We started out at the super secret spot with absolutely nothing to show for it. I thought this may be a tough day, but we moved down to another super secret hole and proceeded to pick up a 17 lber for Ron WOOHOO new personal best. About 15 minutes after that 5 of the seven rods we had out got bit in rapid succession I pulled up a 24 and a fish around 10 or 12 and Ron had his 47 in the boat so we had broken his PB 2 times by 9:30. We finally got all the rods back out and the boat situated and about 10:15 one of the rods goes down and I fight in my 46 lber. Shortly there after Ron catches a 20 something. We caught small fish pretty steadily after that until the sun broke through the clouds and the temperature shot up. Sam called about 1 or so to see if we were doing any good and I told him how we had done. We talked for a minute and he asked if he could come join us, I said bring something to eat and come on. Sam got there and we continued to catch dinks until about 5:30 when the bigger fish started to cooperate again. Sam caught his 43 lber in the evening along with numerous fish in the 20 lb range. Ron caught a 35 lber around 6:15 and I caught a 32 around 6:30. We packed it in right at dark and managed to find our way back to Skull Island to find my trailer minus the tail lights on the right hand side. It was a great day with friends new and old.
    Here are the totals of the bigger fish
    Ron- 17, 24, 35, 47

    Craig-21, 24, 32, 46

    Sam-18, 20, 24, 43

    Like Richard says life is good and getting better every day!

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  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    sounds like a dream day on the water. Congrats
     

  3. Barry Nelson

    Barry Nelson New Member

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    Some great fish, way to go
     
  4. Suthrngntlmn

    Suthrngntlmn New Member

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    Super day on the water, Dreams can come true. Nice catches.
     
  5. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Dang!! What a great day on the water!! :smile2:
     
  6. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Sound like a great day on the water and sounds like you all have a fine fishery down there I bet them big cats was fun and I bet your friend had the time of his life.
     
  7. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    It don't get much better than that, congrats to you all!
     
  8. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    What a great day of fishing!
     
  9. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Wow Craig, that is an awesome report. Thanks:wink:
     
  10. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Wow Craig! Congratulations on an amazing trip and multiple PBs. Great pictures, thanks!
     
  11. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    That would be a blast
     
  12. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Outstanding day on the water. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the story and the great photos. Awesome!
     
  13. shadguts

    shadguts New Member

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    That is an absolutely great day of fishing. Congrats to you all. When can I go?
     
  14. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Now that's what I call fishing!!!
     
  15. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Congrats on a great day on the water!
     
  16. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    That is one awesome day on the water! :cool2: Thanks Craig for posting all the super pics! :big_smile:
     
  17. westvirginiacatfish

    westvirginiacatfish New Member

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    Those are some great looking cats :crazy: thanks for sharing the pics. Glad to see you had a good day fishing.:cool2:
     
  18. tnvol

    tnvol New Member

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    Sounds like you guys had a killer time! Nice fish!
     
  19. foodsaver

    foodsaver New Member

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    glad yall liked the pictures. Hope some of you make the trek over here sometime!
     
  20. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    I have been waiting all winter to here a good story of a trip that was top knotch.:wink: Thanks for sharin the pics. and letting all see the end of winter is near. Great job Brothers.:wink:

    Later,
    Chris