New Avatar! Me and Blue Catfish!

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by whiskerchick, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. whiskerchick

    whiskerchick New Member

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    Finally, I have an avatar holding a fish and a respectable fish at that! Went fishing last night/this morning on the Ohio, got 3 decent blues and 2 channels.

    You won't believe this, something hit my line like a ton of bricks and I started reeling to beat the band. Knew it was big whatever it was. I dragged it up on the shore and it was a HUGE alligator gar that was about 4' long including the beak. Thankfully I was spared having to take that sucker off the hook as it rolled on the sand and de hooked itself....thank God because I don't think I could have touched that thing. I know I know, I'm a wuss but cripes those things flail around and look too much like a snake for me.

    Hooked into two other large creatures but on one my hook came off the line and the second time it felt like whatever it was swam under a log or something and snapped my 25lb test line.

    I'm off to find some creek chubs and going to give it another wack on the river tonight...maybe tomorrow I'll have better avatar!
    Linda
     
  2. whiskerchick

    whiskerchick New Member

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    let me put a picture up while I figure out how to get my avatar changed!!
     

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  3. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Nice catch.. Go to User CP and Edit your avatar... Takes a minute to upload but should work no prob
     
  4. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    beat me to it shane.. thanks!

    nice fish, congrats!:cool2:
     
  5. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Hope you do good.. and keep it safe. Take a good friend if you go at night.:wink:
     
  6. whiskerchick

    whiskerchick New Member

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    When I try to change it I get the message file upload failed, even though I resized it to the requirements. Maybe I'll try making it smaller.
     
  7. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Nice Avatar sis:wink:
     
  8. whiskerchick

    whiskerchick New Member

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    Thanks CatMan! Thankfully I do have a fishing buddy, there aren't many places that I feel okay about going by myself.

    I have to tell you all this, you'll get a laugh. This morning when I hooked into that blue it started heading towards the other lines and the snag where the one broke my line off. My buddy Rick was standing at the waters edge to grab the line, when the fish took one last dive and turn I stepped back and fell over a damn log. Rick was kidding me about how as I was falling backward onto my butt I was still reeling, he's looking at me all worried and I'm laying on the sand with my feet over the log and a bloody elbow, screaming "the fish the fish, get the fish!!" LMAO It was hilarious and a story I'm sure we will both laugh about for a long time!
     
  9. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Looks good....
     
  10. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    Congrats on the catch!
     
  11. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    congrats oin the blue :cool2::cool2:
     
  12. H2O!

    H2O! New Member

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    Congrats on the nice fish and the new avatar Linda.
     
  13. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Congrats on the nice catch and welcome to the BOC!!!
     
  14. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Congrats nice fish.
     
  15. Critter Getter

    Critter Getter New Member

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    Congrats Linda!!! Hope you getcha another one soon!
     
  16. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    CONGRATS SISTER!!!!! nice fish.......keep em coming!:wink:
     
  17. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    Very nice! wtg girl!!!
     
  18. preshrd3cpy

    preshrd3cpy New Member

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    Great catch good job thanks for the updates,,,,Welcome to the BOC
     
  19. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    Congrats Linda! Nice catch!
     
  20. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the new avi Linda. Time to move on to bigger and better.