I guess I have to start somewhere

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by OhioRiver, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. OhioRiver

    OhioRiver New Member

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    Howdy people. My name is Eric, and Ive been fishing since I was 3 years old. I'm 23 now, and love to fish. I grew up catching mud cats (bullheads) and channel cats in nearby creeks and ponds, and have never had the opportunity to fish anyplace with blues and flats. Recently though Ive been spending every other evening at the boat ramp in Cannelton, trying to catch something new, and I finally caught my 1st flathead last month, it weighed about a pound. My 2nd flathead weighed 6 pounds. Now I'm trying to catch a blue cat because Ive never caught one. I see people catching em all the time, but I cant hook one for some reason. I use skipjack, liver, and even worms, but I cant seem to get any to bite. I guess Ill just keep trying.....
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Eric Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois. You will love this family. Check out the BOC library for lots of fishing info.:0a23::0a25::0a25:
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Eric!!!

    Keep at them, they are there!!! Your day will come!!
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    welcome to the boc this site is full of good info and great people
     
  5. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the boc.. i think you should come on up to rockypoint next weekend and im sure one of us can put you on your first blue... see this thread http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85901 you are more than welcome to stop by ,, we will start rolling in on friday..
    thanks adam
     
  6. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Welcome to the brotherhood Eric.
     
  7. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Eric, welcome to the B.O.C., best catfishing community on the planet. Stay persistant brother, the blues will come.
     
  8. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Eric!! If you want to catch some blue try different kinds of cut bait. I catch them on live but I seem to do better with Blue on cut bait around here. Good luck and keep us posted. Also take a gander at out member libary it is very helpful.
     
  9. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Hi Eric, saddly as i hate to say it, some of this site's best fisherman come from Ohio. I didn't say that:confused2: Welcome and checkus out, it's the best place to waste time you'll ever find.:wink:
     
  10. OhioRiver

    OhioRiver New Member

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    wow, I already like it here lol. I caught me another flathead this evening, 7-8 inches long lol. And a 2 lb channel. No blues. It says I need to have at least 10 posts before I can pm people, and it takes a while with dial up. Im gonna check that thing at rocky point out. It sounds interesting.

    Someone caught a 70 lb blue right up from the bridge at cannelton last week. Lucky people lol
     
  11. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    Welcome To The BOC if you are not fishing this is the place to be
     
  12. Larry Beever

    Larry Beever New Member

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    Welcome Eric! This place is just like going
    to fishing school. Post any questions you have
    about fishing and you'll be impressed with
    the answers you'll get from the great anglers
    that are here.
     
  13. el-de-saspamco

    el-de-saspamco New Member

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    Eric,
    Welcome to the B.O.C. Lots of good folks here and lots and lots of info.

    Rubes
     
  14. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Eric from The Pan Handle of Florida.
     
  15. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Eric.
     
  16. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    welcome to the b.o.c. eric!
     
  17. willybojo

    willybojo New Member

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    welcome bro'...this site is all good!
     
  18. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC/
     
  19. bnorth

    bnorth New Member

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    Welcome aboard
     
  20. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    Hi, don't give up trying to caught bigger catfish. I've caught some 5-9lb
    cats when I expected to the least. One year I even caught a 38" Northern
    Pike. I'm interested in finding a fishing buddy. Feel free to write me.