Fished Sunday 1/27 - New PB!!!

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by JPritch, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Came down for a little fishing action Sunday. Got to the river late again, around 10:30am, and didn't drop my first line until nearly noon. I had trouble marking any fish, but found 'em again in the same 100 yard stretch of river I found them last week and pulled my 32lber from.

    The action started off pretty quick, I think I got 6 fish in the first 30 minutes, but they were all under 10lbs. Then the bite shut down. I sat there for a while and told myself 5 more minutes until I take the rods up and move to another spot. Well good thing I gave myself 5 more minutes, because after about 4 minutes, one of my rods goes down. I could tell right away it was a solid fish, definitely 30 or above. He gave some nice tugs, then made it easy for me by swimming straight to my boat, I just had to keep up. Then that's where the fun began! When he got under the boat, he pulled my Tiger rod tip into the water twice! Never had that happen to me before. I knew this was going to be a special fish for me. I got him netted and into the boat. He came in at 45.8 lbs and was 44" long. That's a new PB for me! Two trips in '08 have yielded me two citations. Let's just say that 2007 wasn't even close. I'd like to think I'm finally getting the hang of this catfishing thing, but it could just as well be dumb luck.:smile2:

    I had taken today off from work and was gonna do a two day trip, but I got my fix with this fish and was content enough to come home same day and save $100 on a hotel room.

    Looking forward to my next trip in a few weeks. Hope you all enjoy the pics!
     

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  2. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Nice fish man, congrats on the new PB
     

  3. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations on the new PB Blue!! Thats a HAWG!
     
  4. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Joshua on the new PB Blue Cat! :cool2: Great report and pics! Your off to a great start in 2008! :big_smile:
     
  5. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations...reps to you! :0a23:
     
  6. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    Glad you got on em. I noticed it was kind of windy yesterday afternoon while outside. Was it bad on the river yesterday?
     
  7. Powhatan

    Powhatan New Member

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    Nice fish...wish I was there. Congrats!
     
  8. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    I was protected from the wind where I was fishing. On my way back to the ramp in the DB loop, it was really wavy as the wind and tide were going in opposite directions.
     
  9. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    way to go on the nice fish. thanks for sharing.
     
  10. rebcatman

    rebcatman New Member

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    Way to go with the new PB.
     
  11. radish

    radish Member

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    Congrats on your PB.
     
  12. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Looks like 08 is off to a good start.
     
  13. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Congrats on your new pb blue josh. Glad to see you were able to make a trip down this w/e.Did you have any trouble catching bait at db?
     
  14. VaFisherMan

    VaFisherMan New Member

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    Sounds like you had a great day and congrats on your new pb.
     
  15. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    congrats whith the PB we need more info what kind of bait,how deep,and whats the water temp? lol:smile2:
     
  16. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Bait was a little tougher than usual. Last weekend was a breeze, but it took a while on Sunday. I would have had enough on my first set but two got out as I was getting shad out, so I had to set it another two times just to make up for it. I'm glad I went ahead and got those extra b/c I used every last one.
     
  17. justlearning

    justlearning New Member

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    Josh...congratulations on your new personal best......nice fish.....can't wait to get back myself.....WTG....

    Jerry
     
  18. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    congrats on the fish! hope to catch my first blue on the james here in march!! im getting pretty excited!!! rollo
     
  19. SUNDROP

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    Nice catch!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    biggin yea nice fish