My personal best / New depth finder/ new reel

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by Winkstr, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Winkstr

    Winkstr New Member

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    Went out to learn new depth finder (Eagle fisheasy 320c) on Aug 6th on the Missouri river. Depth finder was working great. (Display is a little small for my eyes) Found a few shad school marks on the finder and decided to see if it were true. Caught about 15 shad and my buddy and I decieded to fish for a while. Caught a few dinks (1 to 4 lbs) and was gathering things up to call it a night when the drag started singing on the new BPS Magna 35. I picked up the rod slowly tighten the drag down until the rod had a good bend, and the fight was on! about 10 min later my buddy netted my biggest Bluecat ever. 55lbs - took pics and released fish to fight another day! We were using 8/0 cirlce hooks and the shad was about 5 inches long cut the tail off and a few slices in the sides.
    The Magna reel worked great, the reel does not have a bait clicker....so we used the "Fish On - Drag System" as a bait clicker. Drag was smooth.
    The Depth finder worked great - still trying to learn all the features but works great for depth (only has 800 watts), and does show bait schools.
     
  2. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    Awesome catch.
    Man I dream about someday having a day like that!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Glad you CPR'ed her.
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  3. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    great catch , i like my finder but it sometimes fails me hope yers never does
     
  4. Taslagi

    Taslagi New Member

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    Congrats on a nice fish and seems that you have some nice equipment
     
  5. Bigbluefisherman

    Bigbluefisherman New Member

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    Congrats on youy new PB! I am hoping for a night like that soon!
     
  6. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Congrats on the new everything...Reel, Depth finder, and Personal Best!!
     
  7. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    congrats bro hope you have many good night to come