Had A Great Time At Warsaw!

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by kat in the hat, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat Well-Known Member

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    Me and TCAT drove down and fished all night in the tailrace. We both limited out, and I caught my new R&R PB. My junky scales said 21#. Put up a good fight. I think we brought home 3 fish that were under 8#. Nothing huge, just a good mess of plump eaters (I'm frying some right now :big_smile:)

    Our anchor was proven totally inadequate even in very little current. Even with tons of rope, we couldn't get it to hold up at the buoys. We ended up tying a big rock to the anchor, and got it to stick. :embarassed: Hey...it worked. Anyhoo, we didn't catch much at the buoys, but whoever was parked next to us seemed to be catching some gooduns. I ended up moving downstream a ways, and located a hump with the sonar that appeared to be holding fish...and we had action all night. Most were small, but with an occasional good keeper mixed in. Several 8-10 pounders, and the 21 pounder.

    This morning around 6:30-ish, we went to the rock overhang to hopefully catch some walleye and wipers. I did end up catching a nice walleye, and a spotted bass (a first for me)...and 2 more nice 10# blues. Had something hit my jig that I fought briefly before it bent my hook. :sad2: Striper? Walleye? I don't know. Wish I did.

    I guess we ended up leaving around 11-ish this morning. I'm beat. Haven't had a wink of sleep since I got up at 6 am yesterday.

    Anyways, here's some pics. The 21# blue was all beat up (and missing an eye), and was a male. Guessing he just got off the spawn. The rest were in good shape.
     

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  2. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Congrats on catchin some nice blues Matt. Looks like you had a good time. :big_smile:
     

  3. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat Well-Known Member

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    Here's a pic on the Spotted Bass. No, I didn't fillet him. The knife is just there as a size reference.
     

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  4. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat Well-Known Member

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    Oh...That look on my face in the foggy pic...it was taken at 4 am, and I had already been up 22 hours. I look even worse nowm, lol. I'ma eat me some fish and go to bed. Whew.
     
  5. sjohn58

    sjohn58 Guest

    Congrats, it looks like you had a nice night, I bet you are tired.
    But it was well worth it:wink:
     
  6. CopeMan

    CopeMan New Member

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    Dont blame ya by not cuttin that bass up kat. I belive they work best as live bait anyway:wink: Looks like you had a blast man. Congrats on your pb. Way to go. Hope to see you on the water sometime down here.
     
  7. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat Well-Known Member

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    ...I can't help it. :roll_eyes: Here's a pic of Tom "fishing". :smile2:
     

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  8. Cut bait

    Cut bait New Member

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    Way to go man good fish
     
  9. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  10. big cat matt

    big cat matt Member

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  11. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    :big_smile: way to go guys !!!!! congrats on a great fishin trip :wink:

    thanks for the story and pics !!!!
     
  12. ozman

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    Looks like you had a good time. The fishing has been great. Hope to see ya some time.
     
  13. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    WTG Matt. Congrats on a fine trip.
     
  14. Michael Jake

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    All right Matt... thanks for sharing your time out there with us... looks like a great trip and congrats on your new PB.