Last Thursday Trip = Trophy Channel

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by Blade4130, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Blade4130

    Blade4130 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I had a great trip over the weekend spending time with my father and familly at Pomme De Terre Lake. I didn't get to do hardly any fishing for cats at all, but my nephews had a blast learning how to fish. After learning how to cast they caught a couple of perch over the weekend.

    Anyway, before heading to the lake Friday. Last Thursday night I made a long overdue trip to my old stomping grounds near my home town in Richmond Missouri. I went fishing with my cousin in Hardin. We put in at Buffalo Bridge and buzzed down river not far to a huge wash out hole formed from the floods in 1993. It's like a big lake in the middle of the river. I haven't been fishing there in years and this trip produced my biggest channel cat ever:smile2: Out of the few fish we caught I managed to land a 20 pound channel according to my digitals. Not wanting to keep the fish, but I had to get a picture. We rushed back as fast as we possibly could. Went to my cousins to snap a quick picture and back to the river we went. The fish swam off seemingly un-harmed or at-least I sure hope so from using the stringer. I had no gloves and I could hardly handle it for a picture without it.
     

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  2. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Nice fish Don. I have never seen anything of that size come out of that hole.

    Tom
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is a very nice fish, congrats on the trophy.
     
  4. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    what a hog!!! that suckers got a belly on him lol
     
  5. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    Nice channel! What did he hit on?
     
  6. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Very nice channel cat Don. Congrats!
     
  7. rodenberg

    rodenberg New Member

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    awsome channel cat. I have seen some big fish on my lowrance in the hole. I have been wanting to try fsihing for some blues and flats in it. All I have ever done is snagged for some bills in it.
     
  8. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    congrats, that's a huge channel
     
  9. cubedweller

    cubedweller New Member

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    That's a whopper of a channel...and thanks for the CPR!
     
  10. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Thanks Don, For Sharing The Pics And The Story And For The CPR:smile2:
    Nice Channel Cat.
     
  11. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the CPR...Congrats on trophy channel cat..it a beauty !!

    -Jim-
     
  12. Blade4130

    Blade4130 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all your comments guys. I am still excited about getting that channel. I have been fairly close a few times through out the years to hitting 20, but finally have it now. We were able to get some shad in the river and that fish was caught using a large shad head.