New PB-Our Week on the River

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  1. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Last year I spent a week camping and catfishing on the Tennessee River over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was an amazing and memorable time; in fact, we all caught our PB Blues during that week.

    My wife and I decided to try it again this year. We had a phenomenal trip! Our campsite was on a beautiful and secluded point directly on the water. We used our boat to shuttle supplies and camping gear to the site. The view from our tent was incredible. We enjoyed the sounds of barred owls and coyotes, as well as the occasional barge during most nights.

    Overall, the weather was not bad. We had a couple rainy days that soaked everything and most mornings and nights were a chilly 20-30 degrees, especially on the water. Most mornings I was up before sunrise to prepare the boat and to ensure enough time to coax my wife out of her warm sleeping bad. We usually fished until 12-1 pm and then came in for our late breakfast. If we were lucky we could sit in the 50-degree sun for a while before heading back out for the night. Let me tell about the fishing!

    The trip started with Tricia landing her new PB on the first night! A stout, 58 pound Blue that gave my wife one heck of a battle. This was a huge upgrade for her team in the BOC fish-off as well. But, foremost, she reclaimed her lead in our “PB competition”. :smile2:

    Overall, we caught many nice fish through the week. The big five were 58, 53, 47, 42 and 40. We had several in the 30s. Our smallest fish was an 8-pound Blue that became part of our Thanksgiving meal back at the campsite. The rest of the fish were released as usual.

    I have quite a few pictures that I would like to share. I feel very fortunate to have Tricia as my wife and number one fishing partner.
     

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  2. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Here are some more fish pictures.
     

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  3. stumpjumper

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    Here are a few final photos. The last is the view from our campsite.
     

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  4. SHE-CAT

    SHE-CAT New Member

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    It was a blast! Just logged on to enter my new fish-off entry, which is bigger thans Marc's by the way :eek:oooh:!
     
  5. farmer

    farmer New Member

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    Sounds like one heck of a trip. Thanks for the story and the pics.
     
  6. tmuenster

    tmuenster New Member

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    Thank you for posting the pics and write-up of your trip. The fish look awsome and the location looks great too.

    A few years ago I took a trip from Yankton, SD to Memphis, TN on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Over 1200 miles in a RiverPro jet boat. It was a blast. Only problem is that I have not been able to schedule another trip yet. :wink:

    Tom
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Marc thanks for sharing your fishing / camping trip. Enjoyed the pics of some nice fish. Congrats to both of you on your new PBs.
     
  8. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Thats about as good as it gets, congrats on a great trip
     
  9. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Great fish and pics Marc!

    Did you say you caught the biggest one? :big_smile:
     
  10. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    You guys are awesome!! I am so jealous right now!!:roll_eyes:

    Way to go on a fantastic fishing trip!!
     
  11. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 New Member

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    Sweet report! I hope I can get into some fish like that some week.
     
  12. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Congrats on the PB. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
     
  13. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Congrats to Tricia for catching that monster (that was way bigger than Marc's). :big_smile:
     
  14. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Just wait untill next weekend :smile2:
     
  15. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    What, are you not taking her with you next weekend? :big_smile:
     
  16. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    congrat on a great trip and pb catches
     
  17. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Marc that some nice catfish.
     
  18. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    Sounds like a great trip and my kind of Thanksgiving.......where you fishin upper Chick?.....what campground did you use?..........just curious I would like to try upper Chick out.....but it's a long haul for one day of fishing
     
  19. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Congrats Mark & Tricia! You two just won't quit!
     
  20. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Congrats on a great fishing trip, I always enjoy reading your reports and looking at the pics. Congratulations Tricia on a huge new PB!