Great Day on the Big Sandy River!!!

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by catfishjohn, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Today was a GREAT day to be out on the water. Air temp was upper 80's and water temp was close to 60*.
    Me and Larry(Mankind) hit the Ohio in his boat hoping to get the cats to come out and play. We hit the water around 10am with 25 gills and by 1:00 we were out and had to get more. Larry started the day off with a nice 5-6lb Channel on a medium gill. Then Larry got another Channel that was 8lb 10oz, It also took a medium gill. Larry then got another Channel(Biggest of the day) 8lbs 11oz on a gill also.
    Finally it was my turn, I caught one that was 8lbs even on another medium gill. Larry finished off the day with one that was about 4lbs. He also caught 2 nice Saugeye. We both missed several fish and both had a couple spit the hook.
    I think it was a GREAT day, not very often do you get that many Big Channels in one day. I'm sunburnt and wore out from being Larry's net man...:smile2:
    Were gonna try it again tomorrow if we can get more gills.
    All the fish were released to fight again another day!:cool2:

    Ohio River 4-24-2009 002r.jpg Larry's 5-6lb Channel

    Ohio River 4-24-2009 003r.jpg Larry's 8lb 10oz Channel

    Ohio River 4-24-2009 005r.jpg Larry's 8lb 11oz Channel
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Ohio River 4-24-2009 007r.jpg My 8lb Channel

    Ohio River 4-24-2009 008r.jpg Larry's smallest cat of the day
     

  3. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    somebody found them huh!:wink:
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Way to go. Thanx for sharein.
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Yeah we did. About dang time too!:smile2:



    Thanks Big "G"!:cool2:
     
  6. shadchucker

    shadchucker New Member

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    Sounds like you guys had a good time. Congrats on the channels.
     
  7. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    man we did have great time we been waiting all winter even went fishing with crap for bait we finallygot rewarded for our presistence:wink:
     
  8. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Congrats guys on a good trip and some good fish.
     
  9. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    OK, I am jealous. First my neighbor's Musky stories and now this!!

    I have been too busy to get out but I did manage to steal a couple hours after work and fish my way home.

    No bait, but I hit 4 spots with a big white roostertail without a strike.
     
  10. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Great report and pics John! :cool2: Thanks for sharing with us all! :big_smile:
     
  11. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thanks guys! Even though I only landed 1 cat I still had a great day. Larry had a better day than me, he had the most & the biggest.:cool2:
    I'm gonna go in a little bit and try for more gills and go back after them.:wink::cool2:
     
  12. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Hey John! Where did you get that shirt? I love it! :cool2:
     
  13. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    My Aunt got it for me for Christmas, pretty cool isn't it...:wink::smile2:
    I'll try to find out where she got it, I've never seen one like it before.
     
  14. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    congrats on a good day and nice channels
     
  15. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats some nice Channels!
     
  16. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    You gotta love it when a plan comes together....great catches guys!:cool2:
     
  17. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Nice report and great pictures!

    Glad you out there, John.

    Seems like the back isn't bothering you no more?:cool2:
     
  18. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thanks! The back still gives me fits every day but I refuse to let it get me all the way down.:cool2: I've got enough Titanium to hold me together, that & Tylenol...:roll_eyes::smile2:
    Were making another trip this afternoon/evening, I'm partially rested up from that one.:eek:oooh::smile2:
     
  19. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    THE 6 MILLION DOLLAR MAN?:cool2::wink::smile2:
     
  20. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2: Not that much:roll_eyes:, I did look at the detailed bill and just the hardware was over $10 Grand....:eek:oooh::confused2: Glad insurance covered most of that...:roll_eyes::smile2: