got the blues last weekend

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by great pappy cat, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    I traveled to the patomac river in Maryland/Virginia last weekend and participated in my 1st catfish tournament:big_smile:. I arrived fri night. Despite the threat of alot of raine, it turned out to be a good night.I caught 6 blue cats 5 of witch were over 20#. My new PB blue is 32#:smile2:.I got skunked in the tournament Sat night but my partener kept us in it with 5 fish.We didnt place for a payout but it was still a great experience. Since the warm water discharge at brunner Island is no more I know where to go to get a winter cat fix.Just thought Id share :wink:
     

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  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Pip is a pip ain't he. LOL! Congrats on the nice fish. :wink:
     

  3. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Awesome Blues, Joe!

    How far is that from your area?
     
  4. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    I'd be more than happy to be the first mate anytime:wink:!
     
  5. Skammer

    Skammer New Member

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    WOW! All I gotta say is HOLY CATFISH! NICE!
     
  6. DIESELkat

    DIESELkat New Member

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    sweet blues Joe. How do they fight?
     
  7. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    Actually I think a 12# channel would have out faught my PB blue.I thought he was small till he got on the surface.Then.. wow! thats a big fish.I think the flattys have spoiled me with Their strength
     
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    great pappy cat Active Member

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    About 3 1/2 hours hitting the traffic in baltimore. took about 2 1/4 hrs on the way home
     
  9. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    Good looking cats! Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    Nice fish Joe:crazy:. I think I am going to have to take Pip up on his offer this winter. What were you guys using for bait?
     
  11. readingcatfisher

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    Great fish Great Pappy Cat! lol
     
  12. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    shad
     
  13. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Nice Blue Cats Joe! :big_smile: Your a multi- talented catman!
     
  14. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    That sure it one healthy looking #32 Blue. Congratz on the Pb...thanks for the pic's also.

    -Jim-
     
  15. River Hobo

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    Is there such a thing as second mate? :confused2:

    Nice fish Joe
     
  16. Bigcat tinyboat

    Bigcat tinyboat New Member

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    What happened to the warm water discharge at Brunner Island? I used to catch many a smallmouth in the dead of winter there. Interesting place.
     
  17. great pappy cat

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    They installed cooling towers to eliminate drastic water temp. changes and fish kills :angry:. I 'm not positive about all the details but, a guy I work with has a relative that works there and he told me that the towers are completed and operateing
     
  18. bw69r

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    congrats on some nice fish Joseph. how did you like fishing the tournament? is it something you might get into more?
     
  19. great pappy cat

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    I enjoyed it alot:smile2:.Im a humble yet very competitive individual. The tournament trail is just being established this year in PA and will be better next year.I fully intend on fishing all of them. It would be cool to fish a few on the patomic too.The MD chapter is much more established
     
  20. bw69r

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    were you guys drifting or anchoring on spots or both? how different was it for ya fishing wise targeting blues instead of flatheads?