Guntersville PB Catfish

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by Southerncats, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    Well I talked to Jason Bridges today about 6:15 too get a skipjack report, he said they were catching them pretty fast....I loaded up the kids and we headed to the dam, we got there around 7:15 and talked to Jason just as they were reeling in a skipjack......he said they have about quit.....we tried for 30+ minutes with only a few stripe to show for it....I brought the cat rods, so I got up a few bluegill and headed down river, stopped by the ramp and talked Jason out of one Skippy.

    We hit our first stop at approx. 8:00 fished 15 minutes with only one bite a small one at that, second stop approx. 8:30 we were only fishing three rods two with skipjack and one bluegill, 5 minutes went by and outside rod gets hit a little and then starts steadily clicking.....I fought it almost within net range and the middle rod went off, both of the skipjack baited poles....I let it load up in the holder and told Jackson (6 Years Old) to Crank it in.....I'm still trying to fight my fish, and he says it got off and takes the rod out of the holder, I said reel reel it's just swimming at us.....Meanwhile Josh (4 Years Old) nets my fish like a pro which turns out to be a 34 pound flathead...While Jared (3 years old) was just taking everything in and who knows what he might have been throwing overboard to see if it would sink or float.....Jackson has now caught up to his fish with the rod in his hand holding on for dear life, I said you better go in the water with the pole before you let go of my rod......I never helped him, it had crossed the other line and I had a heck of a time trying to get it in the net.

    Anyway we got them both weighed and some fairly decent pics of my flathead and his new personal best bluecat at 51 pounds...we were back on the trailer at 9 P.M.
     

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  2. TheRiverRat

    TheRiverRat New Member

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    nice cats man i wish we where having the same luck in ohio, the weather is making the fishing rough round here........RAT
     

  3. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Congrats to you and Jackson! Looks like you and all the boys had a good time and caught some big fish too, you can't beat that.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Mike thanks for sharing your fishing trip and pics. Congrats to both of you on the nice fish and PBs. WTG.
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Congrats on the PB, that is sure a nice Blue Cat
     
  6. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Thanks for sharing the post an the pics! Glad to see the youth involved thats Priceless!
     
  7. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    Tell Jackson congrats on the PB....:wink::wink::wink:
     
  8. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Way to go Jackson! Congratulations on a new PB, and 51 lbs that is almost as big as he is. That had to make for a proud dad. Nice work Mike, sounds like a fun day with the kids.
     
  9. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to jackson. Thanks for taking the kids!!
     
  10. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Mike and the boys on some awesome Cats! :cool2: Nice pics! :big_smile:
     
  11. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Another great trip Mike! Thanks for the report.