Indiana trip, channel catsfish!

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by One Legged Josh, May 27, 2009.

  1. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh New Member

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    Just got back from my anniversary trip with the wife. We got the invite to stay on my Uncles Dads "farm". In the cabin he built, it sits on 70 acres riverfront property.
    The plan was to fish the White river during the day and catfish the mornings and evenings, but with the memorial day holliday the White was CLOGGED with canoers from the livery 2 miles away.
    So we decided to focus on the cats. I started out day two catching bait gills on the 5 wt. flyrod. First cast with a whole 6.5' gill got me a 16 pounder, and the hogfest was on! The rig we all used was my "catbobbers" with 4/0 circle hooks.
    I was trying to beat my PB of 20.8 pounds. We ended up fishing three afternoons and landing 56 channels over 5 pounds. (I got 41 of them). In the end I didnt beat 20.8 pounds, but I got a black 19.1 pounder. In the pics you cat tell the girth of these fattys.
     

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    One Legged Josh New Member

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    A few more pics.
     

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  3. stangcrazy85

    stangcrazy85 New Member

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    damn nice well happy aniversary for all its worth good lookin fish my man
     
  4. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Happy anniversary and congrats on all those beautiful Channel cats Josh! Sounds like a wonderful trip.
     
  5. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Very good weekend Josh. Congrats
     
  6. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

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    looks like you had a great time, congrats on the fish and the get away
     
  7. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Great post Josh ... that is the way I caught channels in Florida about every time I went ... sure spoils you for fishing in Ohio. ..... Garry-
     
  8. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh New Member

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    Thanks for the comments guys, it was a awesome trip. You can get spoiled real quick when the average fish is over 7 pounds. That big black one was 35.5" long!:smile2::smile2::smile2: