New PB Blue this morning..

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by harper81, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. harper81

    harper81 Member

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    Just got back from Wateree. I woke up at 6 this morning and decided to go to the lake. Got to Buckhill Landing about 7 and started tossing the net. First throw I got 2 what I believe are golden shiner's if they are even in Wateree. Threw and threw some more and only got one more shiner and 2 small threadfins. So I decided to hop over to the dam to see if I can find some shad over there. Was there about 15 min the water came on so I started tossing and tossing and getting nothing and nothing. So I am pretty mad right now. I head back over to Buckhill Landing to just fish with what I got (I hate fishing there just for the record).

    I decided to try to walk over behind he dam and low and behold its not even possible. So I head back to the boat ramp and set up shop at about 8:45. Cut up a shiner and tossed it out. So I sat there for about 20 min without even a nibble. I reeled in the rod with the middle section in and put a threadfin on it. About 2 minutes later I bring in a dink. So tossed him back and decided I would bring in the other pole in about 5 min to rebait.

    So I walked down the ramp to see if there were any shad swimming and just as I turned around my pull starts bending hard. Picked it up and the fight was on. I got it up to the dock and had no idea what to do since I don't carry a net. So I walked it down to the start of the ramp and drug it up on land. Ran and got my scale and it came in at 15lbs. Previous best was 12 so were moving on up. Hopefully 20lbs. will be next. Sat there for a bit longer and got a decent striper. Didn't weigh it, but it was probably 5ish. So what started off bad ended up great. Sorry I didn't CPR it. I was wanting some fish to eat and since I can't ever get a mess of dinks, this guy had to do. Photo will be coming soon hopefully, if not you all know what a cat looks like.
     
  2. pop pop

    pop pop New Member

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    Congrads on new PB.:wink:
     

  3. crab

    crab New Member

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    Congrats on the new PB Blue!
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on the new PB. Thanks for sharing your fishing trip with us.
     
  5. chrisblue

    chrisblue New Member

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    Congradulations Bill.

    Theres no need to apoligize for keepin some fish.
     
  6. catman73

    catman73 New Member

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    Congrats! Thanks for sharing your story. I bet he will be tasty!!
     
  7. onemorecast

    onemorecast New Member

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    congrats on the PB
     
  8. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Congradulations Bill.
     
  9. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Way to go, Bill - you'll get that 20-pounder pretty soon :big_smile:
     
  10. Cat Lady

    Cat Lady New Member

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    Congratulations!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Shrimp Man

    Shrimp Man New Member

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    Bill,
    Outstanding story, That just proves if the bite is on, all one needs is one piece of bait. Congratulations.
     
  12. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    Congrats and keep on and you will be catching 20lbers all the time.
     
  13. Gomer

    Gomer New Member

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    Way to go on your PB. Don't be sorry for keeping some table food every once in a while. We all like to have fish for dinner, (some more than others).
     
  14. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations on the PB blue, keep after them and you'll break that 20 mark before long.
     
  15. pog2

    pog2 New Member

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    Congratulations Bill on your new PB Blue, and thanks for sharing your story with us !!!
     
  16. harper81

    harper81 Member

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    Here are the pics finally. I also forgot to mention I caught this guy on my brand new Abu baitcaster. What a dream that thing is.
     

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  17. sarSWAMPFOX

    sarSWAMPFOX New Member

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    Nice blue Bill, way to go. Congrats on the new PB.
     
  18. bruce edmunds

    bruce edmunds New Member

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    way to go bill ,that pb wont last long,you will top that in no time.
     
  19. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congrats on your fish Bill. Sounds like you had a really good time out there!
     
  20. Hoile

    Hoile New Member

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    Great story Bill, i'm sorry i wasn't there with ya. We will have to go get em' on sunday.