New PB today

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Grimpuppy, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Since I didn't go racing, I decided to hit Milford today. Had to go by myself since my buddy had his girls this weekend and Larry had a birthday party for his grandkids. I put in at Wakefield and headed across the lake to Timber creek to look for some shad. I got a couple 11" shad and decided to drift from Timber creek ramp up to the causeway. Didn't have any luck so I headed over to Pelican point. People have been doing pretty good there lately so I gave it a try. After about an hour I gave up on that spot and headed to my honey hole. I put 2 poles out with shad and one out with nightcralwer. I like doing this if the bite is slow to catch carp or drum while I wait. After about an hour there one pole with shad gets a good hit and I set the hook and reel in a 4lb blue. He didn't get my bait so I rehook it and throw back out. About 15 minutes goes by and I get another good hit. I set the hook and reel in another 4lb blue. Still didn't get the bait off my hook so I throw it back out. This time not 2 minutes pass and the pole doubles over and starts peeling drag. I get the pole out of the holder and I can tell instantly that this is a good fish. When he stops peeling drag, I pull and he doesn't budge. He makes another run and peels off more drag. When he stops I get him coming my way. He gets half way to the boat and decides that is not a good idea and peels more drag. He does this 3 more times before I get him to the boat. Once to the boat he make a couple small runs. I still haven't got a look at him yet to see how big he is. When he turns to dive again I notice the swirl in the water his tail made was a long way from where my line was. This is a nice fish. He finally comes up and it is all I can do to get him in the net. I get him in the boat and put the scale on the dip net. Weighs in at #42. The dip net weighs #2 so he is #40! He had the biggest gut I have ever seen on a fish. A real fatty. The last picture is of the big guy being released to be caught another day.
     

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  2. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Here are the other 2 blues I caught and a picture of a nice day on the water.
     

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  3. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Congrats on a real good catch.Does look like its been chowing down.
     
  4. Tuttlecat

    Tuttlecat Active Member

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    Nice one! I was thinking about heading there myself, but the wind is only gonna blow:crazy: 40:crazy:
     
  5. cat lineman

    cat lineman New Member

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    Sounds like you had a really good day,nice looking fish
     
  6. westvirginiacatfish

    westvirginiacatfish New Member

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    Congratulations on your new PB..:cool2::cool2:..His gut is almost as big as mine.:crazy::smile2::smile2:
     
  7. millertimemarine

    millertimemarine Member

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    Wow man thats a big fish. Congrats. 2 people caught their PB blue today. You and Shelby.
     
  8. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    NICE!!! Congrats of the PB! You must've been sweatin' it a little to get him in the boat by yourself...and get good pics. With my luck that cow would've flopped off the seat & back into the lake before I got the camera turned on!:crazy:
     
  9. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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  10. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Jay, congrats on your new PB blue very nice fish man he looks Phat!! Thanks for posting the pics and the story. Sounds like they really wanted that same piece of bait:smile2::wink:
     
  11. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    Congrats on an awesome blue! Now you got me pumped to go fishing!! Glad you released it so it'll be waiting for me! LOL
     
  12. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Great Cat Jay, somewhat bigger than what you thought he was when you called me:eek:oooh::smile2::smile2:. Glad you got him, got to weigh him and released him:0a31: Sure made your trip down worth while.:wink:

    I never did get another one other that that 2+ Channel.
     
  13. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Beautifull fish Jay, real pretty color. Congratulations. :big_smile:
     
  14. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    And Jim says there aren't any big blues left in Milford. There is at least
    one left now by my reckoning. I wonder if that is a Kansas Master Angler
    sized blue cat? Is KDWP still doing that on catch and release? You might
    check up on that Jay. Good story, lucky shad, beautiful fish!
     
  15. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Man Jay that sucks you didnt get a pic holding it. How far away was Jim? Could you have shot over to him real quick and had him snap a pic? Does your camera have a timer on it? A pic of you holding it, would have made a killer avatar. Oh well. Youve got a few good pics and the thrill. Im still happy for you, that is a really good looking blue. Doesnt seem to have any fight wounds or anything.
     
  16. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    WTG brother on your PB:wink:
     
  17. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Great job, and the PB!!!
     
  18. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Wow Jay what a bule cat...Congrats on that fish and your PB blue.

    Thanks for the story and the picture, he is a fat one.

    And best of all thanks for sharing that honey hole with me:wink:
     
  19. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    Definitely got your money's worth out of that piece of shad!LOL. Nice job!
     
  20. billyum2

    billyum2 New Member

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    congrats on your new PB Jay , great pics and story thanks for sharing.