Great night on the river.

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by Ol Swampy, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Ol Swampy

    Ol Swampy New Member

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    Well let me say I had a fantastic night last night on the river. My 5yr old daughter wanted to go out fishing last night when I got home from work. Who am I to say no? We left about 6:30 and got in about 7:00 had bait at 7:30 and set up close to 8:00pm. We only planned on staying out till 10:00 but had to stretch it out to 10:45:wink:
    We marked some fish right off the channel ledge and set up. We had the radio playing and she was busy torturing the asain carp we had for bait.:big_smile: She had a 5 gallon bucket with 3-4 of them in there trying to grab them with my lip grippers. Well it kept her busy the whole night. About 9:55 I said we were going to pull out in 5 min. because we hadn't caught anything and only had one decent takedown that came off. Around 9:57 the outside rod got slammed HARD and line was shooting out like it was hooked to a bardge. The fight was on. I had her reel in the rod next to it while I fought the fish to give me some room. After about a 5-10 min battle we finally got it aboard. It weighed 48lb by my scale. After talking to Ryan on the phone later he reminded me that my scale weighs light by 2-3 lbs. I put it around 50 +/-1 pound.
    Let me tell you it was one of the most memorable nights I have had on the river. Not only from catching the fish as I have cought bigger but having my daughter with me made it that much better. All I can say is get those kids out with you! you won't regret it.
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  2. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Excellent report Jon! Sounds like an awesome night!
     

  3. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Sweet report Jon! Congrats on having a good night on the river with your daughter! I take my 5 year old out as often as I can get her out there...it sure is fun! Reps to ya!!
     
  4. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    Great story, thanks for sharing!
     
  5. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Way to go Jon. Always glad to hear kids are fishing with their parents. One of the best things you can do for them I believe.
     
  6. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    Wow what a night , that pic of her and the big fish is so cute.
     
  7. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    Ain't that the coolest thing!!

    If I can just get Bo to stop crying..........
     
  8. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    He will, once he starts talking, getting him to be quiet will be the next trick! :wink::smile2::smile2:

    It'll be;

    "But why?"
    "why"
    "why"
    "why"
    "why"
    "why"
    "why Dad, why"


    Ahh....kids, their great!!:big_smile:
     
  9. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Thanks for the story an the great fishing report! Also thanks for taking the young one along that deserves an ATTA BOY!
     
  10. Dredge

    Dredge Member

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    Now,that's awesome!Great fish,fantastic picture.
     
  11. dennis boehm

    dennis boehm Member

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    nothing better than taking the kids and catching fish:big_smile:
     
  12. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    nice job, congrats on the hog.
     
  13. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Great Jon...nothing like spending time with the kids
     
  14. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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    Nice fish Jon
    Looking at little girls eyes i can't tell she is proud of
    the fish or so proud of her Daddy taking her fishing to have "quality time":big_smile:.
    she's proud of her daddy :roll_eyes:
     
  15. DWB

    DWB Member

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    That does sound like a great night. The look on your daughters face is priceless! WAY TO GO!!!!:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  16. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Yep, a 50 lb fish might hide her mouth, but the smile was all over her face.
     
  17. Shutupandfish

    Shutupandfish New Member

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    Congrats, on the good night of fishing and dad/daughter time. I have started taking my daughte out fishing and its great, as long as the bugs aint bad, then its a whole different story.
     
  18. bigdj

    bigdj New Member

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    great night thanks for the motivation
     
  19. Scaley Cat

    Scaley Cat Member

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    Congrats on an awesome night with your little girl.
     
  20. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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    sounds like a good night jon thats what i would have liked when i was a kid