Finally !!!

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by RetiredToFish, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    With no boat I have felt like I have been hamstrung when it comes to fishing ... after several occassion with no cats ..... FINALLY .... today I got my first Ohio Channel Cat .... Weighed in at 9 pounds 12 ounces ... caught it on a strip of Bluegill ... Had several other hits and one good run ... none of which produced any fish ... Caught the fish at Dillon in less than 3 feet of water. Went by myself so had to hang fish on a tree for photo ... arms aren't long enough. Garry- :cool2:
     

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  2. RIVERRUNT

    RIVERRUNT New Member

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    Nice channel !!!!!!!! Great for first fish of the year.
     

  3. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    way to go gary,let me know when you head down that way again,if I am feeling ok,I might run down and bs a bit with you and show you some good bank spots
     
  4. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Will do Tony .... I was heading some where else today and changed my mind in midstream ... Garry- :cool2:
     
  5. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    Keith
    nice channelcat
     
  6. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    there you go bro. nice fish and a bet it relieved some of that stress from the broken down boat.? Is his lips still intact after the hook set and retrieval ? lol...:big_smile: rollo
     
  7. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Real nice channel Garry. When I was a kid that was the only way we fished. Cought a lot of nice cats that way. No matter weather or not you have a boat fishing is a blast. Keep catching them buddy.

    Tom
     
  8. Tubby Catfishin

    Tubby Catfishin New Member

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    Congrats on the nice catch. Hope ya get a bunch more and 10 times that size!!
     
  9. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    Great going Garry! I'm still waiting on my first catfish, I've been out just about every day with no takers.
     
  10. adam1886

    adam1886 New Member

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    not bad for your first ohio cat. great job
     
  11. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Sorry to hear about the broken boat Gary:sad2:. But you may have just started the year with a little dink if you were in it:eek:oooh:. Congrats!
     
  12. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    That's a very nice channel. Remember Garry. Confucius say; it is better to be hamstrung from the bank than anchor strung from a boat! lol:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  13. cats gone wild

    cats gone wild Member

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    Great job Garry, thank's for sharing.
     
  14. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Good job Gary and congrats on the channel that looks like a good eating size channel there keep up the good work.
     
  15. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    It made two very nice fillets .... I owed a friend some fish for a favor ... so now can pay him back .... :big_smile:... Garry-
     
  16. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations Gary!! That's a dandy channel cat:cool2:. Theres a lot more fish in that 1 to 3 ft. water than most people think.
     
  17. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    Thats great ..What did you catch it on anyway?
     
  18. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Awesome fish Garry! Congrats on your first Ohio channel! If you'd like to go out in my boat with me and drift, give me a shout.:wink:
     
  19. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Hey DJ ... I caught it on a bluegill fillet strip ....... Garry-
     
  20. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    I may take you up on that Johnny ....... Thanks for the offer ...... Garry-