My son's first catfish

Discussion in 'OHIO LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by cats gone wild, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. cats gone wild

    cats gone wild Member

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    Took my 6 year old son Erik to Dillion this morning. Got to the spillway around 7:30 am. Threw the net ten or so times and got mostly small shad but also some around 5 to 7 inches. The lake was kinda muddy and in the mid to low 70's. We drifted for about a half hour til my son caught a 3.5 lb channel. It was the only one we caught so we packed up after around two hours. I was marking fish but they just were'nt biting. I would have stayed longer but the kid was getting bored. It was his first trip so I need to be patient, don't want to discourage him. Stay safe everyone.
     

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  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats to Erik on his first catfish. Great job paying close attention to the boy getting bored. Very important. Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Congrats to you and your son. I am sure he will remember this day for the rest of his life.
     
  4. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    congrats on your son's 1st cat!
     
  5. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    congrats on his first catfish way to go young man
     
  6. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    First catfish, hooked 4 life. Simple as that.:smile2::wink:
     
  7. countryboy32c

    countryboy32c New Member

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    congratulations on your new fishin partner. Its always great to see another one of the next generation gettin interested so they can carry on the tradition of fishing wish him the best of luck on the fish gradually gettin bigger and bigger.:wink::big_smile:
     
  8. perrycounty.in

    perrycounty.in New Member

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    Congrats to your son phil
     
  9. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Give your son a high five for me on his first catfish. Way to go taking him out on his terms for his first fishing trip. Reps to ya brother.

    Tom
     
  10. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    Congratulations to your son for catching his first cat!!
     
  11. catfishfearme

    catfishfearme New Member

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    that's a good looking cat for it being his first,it was a good thing you you packed up when he started to get bored, i started my boy when he was 4, blue gilling, that got him into fishing ,and came fast to keep him interested in it , plus bait for dad.:big_smile:
     
  12. skunkedagain

    skunkedagain New Member

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    good job to your son,thats a bigger fish then most people on this web site have caught.and we have been fishing for years .:smile2:lol
     
  13. puppypal

    puppypal New Member

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    ooooooooo tell him a couple folks in arkansas are so proud for him. Good ya went ahead & left when he got bored....he will love fishing for years to come...Way to go dad too for showing him the how toos
     
  14. luckey wade

    luckey wade New Member

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    Good job on taking the little one.Thats something I wish I could have done with my Dad.
     
  15. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Congrats to you guys Phil! I bet he was pretty excited about the fish!
     
  16. bigcat54

    bigcat54 New Member

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    Im sure he wanta go more often now. Congrats to you both.

    Chad
     
  17. CatMan(Cali)

    CatMan(Cali) Well-Known Member

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    That's great that you took him out for an experience he will never forget. My son (5yrs old) just caught his first cat not too long ago and he thought that was a pretty cool deal. I hear ya on the getting bored thing. If it aint rockin and rollin they are ready to go back home pretty quick.
     
  18. screamnreels

    screamnreels Member

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    Nothing like the first fish, I still remember mine. Seeing him getting board was also a good catch.WTG!
     
  19. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Phil, He will always remember that fish. Congrats on a "good dad" outing.
     
  20. KATTERMAN

    KATTERMAN New Member

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    congrats to your son on his first cat and good luck to him on future fishing trips