My 59 lb. blue catfish caught 7/7/07

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by spoonfish, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Meet with BOC member Primitivefrn (Jim) and Randy who works with Jim below Truman dam Fri. 7/6/07 at 7:00 pm to fish below the dam. Fishingbuddy4 and 2 other guys were out in there boat also to fish with us. The dam is cranking out water at 50,000 + CFS due to all the rain weve had.

    We anchored right in the current below the dam in Jim's River Pro boat. By 11:00 pm I had 3 fish in the boat with the biggest going 20 pounds.
    I had just looked at my watch and it was midnight makeing it 7/7/07. Must be my lucky day because at 12:05 my rod went down again.

    I knew I had a good fish on as she was sticking to the bottom. With all that current it took 15-20 minutes to get her to the boat. Her tail came up and we knew it was a good fish, then her head surfaced and we really got excited :))

    Randy got the boga grip on her and she was in the boat!!!!
    She was caught on a 2inch wide by 12 inch strip of carp fillet. Yep I use the big bait big fish theory. Surge Elite rod, Abu 7000 IC3 reel and 40# test Ande Envy green line with a double snelled 8/0 and 6/0 octopus circle 50# test leader by Wild Wolf Products.
    What a night. Thanks to Jim and Randy for making it happen......
    She was released to fight again.......
     

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  2. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    A few more pics.....
     

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  3. catsblameme

    catsblameme New Member

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    congrats!
    i have always wanted to do some spillway fishing at the truman damn.
    do you consistantly have luck there or is it mainly when they are letting out so much water?
     
  4. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Nice fish you got there. thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Troy congrats on catching a great fish. The pictures were appreciated also.Sounds like you were well prepared for a fish like that.Good Equip. is a must.:cool2::big_smile:
     
  6. catfishjo

    catfishjo New Member

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    Nice Blue Truman has been rockin this week.:smile2:
     
  7. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Awesome fish! Heck of a job getting her to the boat running that much water.

    Branden
     
  8. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    Congratulations and thank you!
     
  9. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Nice fish congrats.
     
  10. fishingbuddy4

    fishingbuddy4 New Member

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    good job troy ,maybe you can beat it next weekend
     
  11. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    very nice fish...bet that guy put up one heck of a fight
     
  12. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    What a fish! Congrats, and thanks for the pics!
     
  13. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Thats a nice Blue.:worship:
     
  14. SassyManxLady

    SassyManxLady New Member

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    I bet y'all had a blast!!!
    Congratulations.
    Okay, now I have got to ask it, what does the piece of paper say?
    Sassy
     
  15. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    She's a beauty, Troy... thanks for the photos and for lettin her swim free :big_smile:
     
  16. argel41

    argel41 New Member

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    Nice fish Troy, way to go!!!:big_smile::smile2:
     
  17. jeffjbeard

    jeffjbeard New Member

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    Congrats Troy nice fish there Bet it was a blast working her in all that current:cool2:
     
  18. nwbearcat50

    nwbearcat50 New Member

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    That's one heck of a blue. Great job! Thanks for sharing Troy.
     
  19. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    Wow Troy what a fish ! I am really kicking myself for missing out on all the action.
     
  20. cubedweller

    cubedweller New Member

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    Beautiful fish, nice catch -- and thanks for the CPR!