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Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by Michael Jake, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Michael Jake

    Michael Jake New Member

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    Here's a picture of my largest yet, just before releasing it on the Columbia Bottoms boat ramp. Caught it Thursday morning on a trotline using bluegill. Blues were taken off the wing dyke tips in the upper third of the scour holes and 1 flathead was taken right down in the middle. Set out 3 trotlines, 2 had 7 hooks the other had 5 on Wed. evening (hot out). Now I have some spots to go back to with pole and line. It was my first time ever fishing this area and that pumped feeling of catching such a trophy is awesome, plus releasing such a fish completes the experience.
    Michael
     
  2. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Good lookin' fish, Michael... I'm envious...:big_smile:
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish brother, thanks for practicing CPR.
     
  4. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Very nice fish brother! Congratulations!
     
  5. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Congrats man .
    Brian
     
  6. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    That is a good looking fish. That is everyones dream to catch one like that. And it's great that you released it to fight again.
     
  7. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    real nice fish been fun on r&r good luck catchin him again
     
  8. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    great fish and nice pic now go get em with rod and reel
     
  9. BamaCats Lady

    BamaCats Lady New Member

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    That is some beautiful fish! Glad you released it. Great new avatar!
    Lisa
     
  10. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    Nice catch!! Bet it was a lot of fun to land.
     
  11. perch

    perch New Member

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    Moberly, Missouri
    Nice fish!! What does a fish like that weigh?
     
  12. Incoming06

    Incoming06 New Member

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    Thats a great way to figure out where the cats are feeding is set out lines and now you have an idea where to go with rod and reel.
     
  13. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    wow...wow...I mean wow, great catch.
     
  14. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Nice fish mike congrats and nice avatar.
     
  15. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Nice fish and thanks for releasing what did he weigh.
     
  16. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Whoa What a monster congrats to ya brother!! Awesome fish,thanks for sharing!---------pk powell:eek:oooh:
     
  17. Michael Jake

    Michael Jake New Member

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    I've been out catching a bunch of bluegill today, their my bait of choice for now, I did have three last week that their eyes were bulging out like they were sqeezed. I curious what prompts blues to do that, if anyone has any ideas it would make a good discussion. Will go out tomorrow evening unless lightning starts hitting close by. It was Thursday morning I caught that 60 lb. trophy. so whatever I'm blessed with from here on is icing on the cake. Conditions are about the same now other than a big moon out. I'm hoping for 2 eaten size, a little selective harvest this time for a fish fry I'll be at Sat.
     
  18. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Very nice cat!! Congrats!! Makes a great avatar too!!
     
  19. sherdan

    sherdan New Member

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    Lebanon, Missouri
    That's a really nice fish!