Eric comes through again!

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by BKS72, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    We took Saturday night off (flat out beat from fishing Friday night and then Saturday with the Skipeye family :big_smile:) so Eric and I decided to give 'er a try last night.

    Night got off to a bad start when I missed the turn to Cooley from talking on the phone. Instead of trying to find a place to turn around we said the heck with it and just kept going to La Benite.

    Got set up and hit a small channel fairly early which Eric brought in like a champ. I was kind of bummed to have dink channels at this spot so I asked big E what he wanted to do. He said "move", so I hauled anchor and we went to the next spot.

    Got set up and got our sleeping bags out and just as I was dreaming of a big steaming plate of fried Asian carp and a cold Natty Lite one of the clickers starts going nuts. Turned out to be a 45# blue. P and R'ed him (without a drop of slime on our sleeping bags, by the way :wink:) and went back to sawing logs.

    Alarm went off this morning and as Eric and I were debating the merits of sleeping another half an hour or going home (I was for sleeping, he wanted to watch cartoons) the outside rod takes a bump. I told Eric to get it and then the fish got serious and headed for Alton at a high rate of speed, taking a bunch of line with him. Eric decided I could have him after seeing that so after quite a tussle we got him in. Eric handled first mate duties with his usual skill and made it MUCH easier to get him in the boat. Turned out to be a 75# blue out for a morning snack.

    All in all a good night - best night I've had out on the big MO in awhile.

    Moral of the story - when the 10 year old says change spots, ya might want to listen:smile2:
     

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  2. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Branden that is what fishing is all about an yes your right just never know when it's time to move on. Congrats you two on a awesome catch!
     

  3. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Dang, a monster 75 AND a 45 :crazy: Good job Branden and Eric! You guys are on quite a roll down there.
     
  4. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I owe it all the the good folks that make Li'l Smokies and Ballpark franks:smile2:
     
  5. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Can I take Eric fishing sometime?:big_smile:
     
  6. Bigbluefisherman

    Bigbluefisherman New Member

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    You are on em here lately. Congrats!
     
  7. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    You have had a good weekend. I am trying to believe ya on the Li'l Smokies and Ballpark franks. Not calling BS, just hard to swallow. LOL :smile2:

    Good job Branden
     
  8. MO RIVER MAN

    MO RIVER MAN New Member

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    I'm still trying to break 30 this year.
     
  9. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Great fish Branden!! Story sounds about right.:smile2:
    Tell the wife and kids we say Hi!!
     
  10. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    Congrats on the catches :wink:
     
  11. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    WTG Eric and Dad... Me thinks Eric will be the future Bill Dance of Catfishing.........:wink: Nice fish guys
     
  12. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    You da man and on a roll. Congrats to you both!!
     
  13. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    You are on a roll brother. Send some of that luck down river for poor old me. :smile2: Congrats on the bruiser.
     
  14. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Not that I would steal your idea :smile2:, but is that the barbecue little smokies, or just the regular ones?
     
  15. flat fighter

    flat fighter New Member

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    congratulations on the nice catches!!:big_smile:
     
  16. duckalot

    duckalot Well-Known Member

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    Way to go Branden and Eric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I had a little story to tell from the weekend, But after reading your last few post mine are not worth talking about.
    :embarassed:


    Congrats on some good fishing!!!!
     
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  17. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Heard thru the grapevine it was sweet pickles!! LOL
     
  18. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Congrats man! Keep it up. REPS.
     
  19. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    :big_smile: awsome catch for you and your son !!!!!!!!!!! congrats !!!!!!!!!!

    wowie cool pic with its mouth open ...

    way to go father and son thats special bro :big_smile::wink: !!!!
     
  20. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Way to go Branden and Eric! Eric knows best!