Great day on Lake Monticello, new PB

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by steve_b124, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. steve_b124

    steve_b124 New Member

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    Wasn't God smiling on the Upstate Saturday? 60+ degrees, sunshine, and the cats were biting. Drifting live herring in 40 to 60 feet all morning. Caught a total of 10 cats, an 8, 12, 14 pound, several smaller fish, (all blues but 1 small flathead) and then just when I decided to pack it in, number 3 rod buried the tip and water and went to singing! After a few heart pounding minutes my new personal best was on board. A nice fat 41" long blue. I've weighed it on 3 different scales and got 3 different weights. My scale, a $5 dial scale that was full of water said 36 pounds, another guy at the landing had a cheap scale that said 32 pounds, and my brother in law's scale said 42 pounds. Take your pick. No matter what it weighed, it sure was fun. The church had asked me to bring them some catfish for stew, so I did. Looking back, I wished I had released the big boy. Ahh, the hind sight.:confused2:

    I would like to thank Scott at SC Backwoods for supplying the bait. Very freindly service and guided me in over the cell phone after I got lost.:embarassed:

    I will try to post pictures afterwhile, I've got to go to a meeting now. By the way, the water temp was about 52 degrees.
     
  2. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    A big congrats !! Thats a nice load of fish, thanks for sharing and I look forward to some pics.
     

  3. dust777man

    dust777man New Member

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    Congrats on the catch and the PB!
     
  4. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Way to go, Steve! Monty's a great place to fish when she's cooperating :smile2:
     
  5. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    Welcome to the board and congrats on ur catch!!
     
  6. steve_b124

    steve_b124 New Member

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    OK guys, I'm trying to figure out how to post pix. Any help?:confused2:
     
  7. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Congrats. Glad you all had a good trip.
     
  8. steve_b124

    steve_b124 New Member

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    Lets see if this works for the picture
     

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  9. radish

    radish Member

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    congrats on your pb. Sounds like it was a fun day .
     
  10. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Congrats on your PB, Shame you couldn't have give the church the smaller ones and released the bigUn, But I reckon we all cross that bridge.
    Thanks for sharing your day with us....
     
  11. steve_b124

    steve_b124 New Member

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    Just decided, I'm taking a vacation day and hitting Monty in the morning. See ya there!
     
  12. StankBaitHooker

    StankBaitHooker New Member

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    What a day, Gj out there. Im happy for you.
     
  13. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Steve, congratulations on the new PB. whether it was 32 or 42 it's a Dandy!
     
  14. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    congratulatons on your pb
     
  15. Jeffrey Green

    Jeffrey Green New Member

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    way to go, thats some nice fish.brother and I wanted to come to Monty this weekend but did'nt make it.
     
  16. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty Pc stupid so I have to use this site then copy the info into here.

    http://imageigloo.com/

    Ok, I see you got it.......I can't erase my post, lol
     
  17. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    Congrats on the new PB. Nice Fish.
     
  18. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on a great fish!! Awesome catch! :wink:
     
  19. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Congrats on your fish.
     
  20. ShannonLane4

    ShannonLane4 Member

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