My first river catfish

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by hillbilly25002000, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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    first of all a Big thanks to swamp and ryan for lettin me join them if not for them i wouldnt have caught the fish

    we trolled around all day gettin small hits but nothin to set. then at about 11:45 we got to our last spot and set up. swamps first pole dipped he set the hook and stared to reel in. then his second pole dipped and ryan set the hook and told me to reel it in. i reel the little beauty of a channel in and it weighted around 12 pounds

    thank you again to swamp and ryan and here are the pics
     

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  2. gamaCatsu

    gamaCatsu New Member

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    great catch!! keep at em and hopefully in the near future that 12 will atleast double!
     

  3. Mr Okie

    Mr Okie New Member

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    Congrats Jimmy that is a nice channel...
     
  4. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    There you go Jimmy. Cudos to to Swamp and Punkin for helpin you out.
     
  5. kvillcat

    kvillcat New Member

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    Nice cat way to go.

    John
     
  6. MoDamselfly

    MoDamselfly New Member

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    Nice cat. Sounds like you had fun. Thats awesome.
     
  7. Mrs Okie

    Mrs Okie New Member

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    Good job, Jimmy. I am sure it won't be your last river cat. I have found that it can be pretty addictive.

    peace/phyl
     
  8. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Jimmy it was great having you with us. Wish our action would have been as hot as the last spot all day. That was a great looking channel for sure and it was fun to watch your face when he came in the boat. Congrats on your new PB channel cat! I would still have to say the funnest part of the fishing trip was the boat ride back when Swamp was trying to see how high we could get the boat out of the water on the barge waves.:smile2:
     
  9. preshrd3cpy

    preshrd3cpy New Member

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    great job and fish glad to hear the fish are hitting your way. Thanks for the pics
     
  10. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Congratulations on one fine channel cat my man. You had two good ones in the boat with ya so I'm sure you learned bucket loads too thanks for sharing the pictures.
     
  11. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Congrats Jimmy and from what I've read on here you had some first-class guides. Thanx for the pix and allowing me to join in the exhiliration of the thrill of that "first" one. Stay safe and good fishing!!!:wink:
     
  12. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    WTG Jimmy, It was nice meeting you out there... Looking forward to you bangin a PIG with that new rod of yours.... keep at it Bro, and keep us posted
     
  13. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Congrats Jimmy on a real nice size catfish!
     
  14. olejer

    olejer New Member

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    Looking good Jimmy
    I remember my first like it was just a few weeks ago
     
  15. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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    thanks guys. it was the way back was fun ryan we got some good air:smile2: