Mississippi River - Nessie Come...and Nessie GO

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by TN Greg, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    Paydirt!!!!! Finally caught a good'un on the Mississippi. Cuz, Darryl, and the "Professor" (aka River Rat) had me all fired up with there recent catches. I'm a bit delirious still, but wanted to wait and share once I got the pics. It was all I could do not type something last night.

    Anyway, anchored off a ledge in 31 feet of water, he/ she hit on Asian fillet. Since I haven't caught many, I wasn't sure as to the size -- but I knew it was significantly bigger than another we had caught moments earlier that we estimated to be about 20lbs. It was already a good night as far as we were concerned, but this fish was different from the start. Took most of my line and we decided to disengage from the anchor and the drift was on. 30 agonizing minutes later we brought her aboard.

    Immediately went to the boat ramp below the Alton Dam to take a few pictures. If you were within 10 miles of that location I suspect you heard the whooping and hollering. The best part of the story is she was only out of the water for the couple of minutes it took to get to the boat ramp and snap six pics. No CPR required as she took off immediately when I turned her around in the water. That was pretty surreal.

    I'm not sure to the weight as I don't have any scales, but I do know it measured right at 49 inches +/-1 inch.

    All in all we caught 4 fish from 7-11 (about 2.5 hours of actual fishing time). 2 were in the twenties, 1 was less than 5lbs, and I have no clue about the one in the picture. All were caught on asian carp fillets in water 30-50 feet deep.
     

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  2. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    Congratulations Greg on a good looking Blue!!! Thanks for sharing.:big_smile::big_smile:
     

  3. slider

    slider New Member

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    nice fish great job love to see them hogs
     
  4. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Great looking fish! It has got to be a sin, the amount of jealousy I have been feelin lately. LOL
    Oh, and thanks for releasing them!
     
  5. Michael Jake

    Michael Jake New Member

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    Congratulations Greg, nice fish... the one in my avatar is 48 inches and weighed right at 60 lbs so it would be a good quess yours is in the 60's. I caught him on August 3rd of last year and it looks like August is the month for many here. I was in that area yesterday morning... awesome day... Congratulations again Greg, you'll be pumped for a week or better and will be sporting a big smile for a long time.
     
  6. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    Jealousy is starting to take me over now, :crazy:, All these hogs and I'am still pulling in piglets :sad2:. Great fish, thanks for sharing.
     
  7. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    nice fish dude. save some for the rest of us.
     
  8. Wolvrine

    Wolvrine New Member

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    Awesome FISH Greg, Congrats!! Keep 'em coming!
     
  9. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    You finally did it Greg. Good Job!

    Don't give out that honey hole to too many people.:big_smile:

    Please PM coordinates to darryl1.

    Thanks! Great Fish!

    Buy a scale, Geez!!:roll_eyes:
     
  10. catfish77

    catfish77 New Member

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    Great job..At least some people can still catch fish..Thanks for the release
     
  11. cubedweller

    cubedweller New Member

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    Beautiful fish, thanks for sharing the background data (depth, bait) -- reps for the CPR.
     
  12. unclebill85

    unclebill85 New Member

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    She's a BEAUT! Thanks for sharing the pics and a bigger thanks for the CPR!
     
  13. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    very nice fish greg, we should hook up and you show me that honey hole of yours.......lol

    great catch buddy keep at

    (oh yeah, buy a scale):smile2:
     
  14. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Good Job Greg!!!

    I know you've been after that fish for quite some time! The first is always the hardest, so now that you have that one out of the way, it will get alittle easier!!

    GO GET 'EM!!
     
  15. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Congrats on the nice blue! Looks to be a solid 50 something.
     
  16. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Atta Boy Greg! Nice Work Dude!!!!! The rest will come a little easier. Congrats on a great fish and thanks for sharing.
     
  17. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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  18. whiskers9512

    whiskers9512 New Member

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    Nice fish! Awsome that he is still swimming!!! Congrats