Early Morning Fishin' Trip...

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Stumpknocker2, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    Left out this morning around 4:30, an arrived at the Chatawhatchee River at 5:00. Bait was fresh cut blue gill, and live blue gill once I caught a few. First fish on was a Gar, about three pounds. He in turn became cut bait. Those things have some heavy armor, I just peeled the meat from the skin. As I sit waitin for a bite it started to get first light, a boat passed going on down river, and no sooner the clicker went off. Alright this is gotta be a cat, but to may dismay it was a bout a 30 lb. soft shell turtle. The hooks I was using worked good though, hooked him right thru the top of his skull, lost the hook though, I decided to let the big rascal have it, so I cut the line at the knot. I stayed til 1:00 pm and considered myself whipped again by the Chatawhatchee River. By the way I was fishin from the bank, on bottom. It was still fun, just to be able to sit there that long enjoying nature.
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Good story,at least you caught something.I went yesterday evening and only managed 1 little bluegill which I used for bait.Thanks for sharing!
     

  3. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Youll get the cats the next time around
     
  4. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    enjoying nature is what it's alll about better luck next time
     
  5. charliep

    charliep New Member

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    That's why we keep going back. We are always gonna git em next time!!!!
     
  6. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    I have decided that next time I am taking my boat. I want to get out there and read the depths of the areas I am fishin and see if I cant find the deep holes for after it turns daylight. The nights are starting to get cooler and I am thinking they are going to go into a feeding frenzy before too much longer. The river needs to come on up some, that would help a bunch. Our flood stage is 12 ' but the river hit an all time low.5' and has come up to 1.5', really good fishing is around 4-6'.
     
  7. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    youve got to put in yer time i say , a guy that fishes occasionaly wont catch the fish as often as the guy that goes every chance . i try to fish 3 or 4 times a week after all im a PARRISH brother one of two on here and every body knows we catch fish alot of fish , we do this by going as much as possible . i would suggest trying our method but be careful dont let it interfere as i have in your work habits or youll find yourself going broke as i am. good luck and happy fishing , soon youl be catching
     
  8. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    That's The Joy Of Fishing, Whether You Catch Fish Or Not,just Being Out In The Out Of Doors Is Great
     
  9. bigcatJoe

    bigcatJoe New Member

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    Your get them next time.
     
  10. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    Sounds like you had a nice time anyway, bet that turtle had you going for a bit didn't he! That's a good sized soft shell. Next time !!!!
     
  11. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Nice story... Maybe next time you can hook into a flatty... but it sounded like a good time
     
  12. cropdusterdave

    cropdusterdave New Member

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    I always feel good about not catching. That just means that next time I'm due to kill ''em!