Finally got back on the river

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  1. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    It's been nearly 2 months since my last trip to the TN River, and I finally made it back up there yesterday. My Dad and Brother both bailed on me, but I decided to make the solo trip for some needed R & R, and I'm glad I did. No huge fish this time, but it was still a good trip. I spent about 14 hours fishin', from about 6 Saturday evening until about 8 this morning. I only caught 6 fish the first 8 hours, but I caught 10 fish the last 6 hours, when I was tryin' to get a little sleep (didn't get much sleep :big_smile:). In all it was 16 fish, 14 blues and 2 channels, and the biggest was a 27 lb. blue. Almost all were quality fish though, only the 2 channels were under 10 lbs. Total weight was approx. 240 lbs. of cats. The fish still seem to be in a summertime pattern, and the water temps are still in the mid 70's. Most of the fish were caught in 20 ft. of water or less and all were caught on cut bream. My 81 yr. old Grandmother (Mawmaw) wanted some fish, so I kept 4 of the smaller blues to fillet (kept a couple for myself too :wink:), which was still a lot of catfish. So, I got some relaxing peaceful alone time with an interruption every once in a while by a nice catfish and some fresh fillets too. I can't wait to do it again. Here are some pics of a couple of the biggest fish.
     

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  2. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    that is some nice fish David, good job
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Great Job David. Congrats. Thanks for the report!
     
  4. raybait1

    raybait1 New Member

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    Awesome report brother. Make sure Mawmaw has all the fish she can eat.
     
  5. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Congrats on the great outing!! Very nice mess of fish. rspd507
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Thanx for the ride and way to nail em. I never fish alone. I argue to much. LOL!
     
  7. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Bumper, you still topped us! We actually did not get home until 1 am Monday; caught several more Flatheads though. I had a monster that wrapped me on something sharp and cut the line :angry:

    Anyway, glad you had an action packed night! Thanks for the photos.
     
  8. cassk

    cassk New Member

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    Nice fish David, and a great story. TY for sharing it with us. Glad you got back out on the river, and had a safe trip.

    Cassk
     
  9. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    That's great David! I love getting out on the river at night by myself. Nice fish!
     
  10. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Marc, I can't believe you're letting the "fall small cats" get a jump on you. Better get busy! :big_smile:
     
  11. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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  12. tacraft61

    tacraft61 New Member

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    very nice catch.thanks for sharing
     
  13. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a nice one David.
     
  14. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    congrats on a great trip, thanks for sharing
     
  15. seaark

    seaark New Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Not a bad night on the river!
     
  16. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is a super nice trip. Those solo trips (that are successful) are the best. Nothing but piece and quiet and the occasional exciting moment. I am looking forward to some nights on the river this winter. I know that it will be a nice change of pace for me.

    Congrats and good luck in the future
     
  17. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats David! :cool2: I always enjoy your reports and photos! :big_smile: