New pb

Discussion in 'IOWA RIVERS TALK' started by Goodrich79, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Goodrich79

    Goodrich79 Member

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    45lb blue on Big Sioux
     

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  2. twaskom

    twaskom Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

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    Nice Blue Joel. Welcome to the USCA forum.
     
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  3. Goodrich79

    Goodrich79 Member

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    Thank you sir!
     
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  4. eastforker

    eastforker Well-Known Member

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    Nice catch Joel. Big ole head on that blue.
    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  5. Thunder head

    Thunder head Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new Pb and welcome to the forum!
     
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  6. JHH

    JHH Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on new PB
     
  7. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome PB, now the journey of topping that PB
     
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  8. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome Joel and congrats on your new PB!
     
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  9. Brown Cat Kayak

    Brown Cat Kayak Member

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    Nice blue Joel and congrats on your new PB!
     
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  10. Herbhome

    Herbhome Well-Known Member

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    That is a nice fish, Joel. Welcome!
     
  11. Goodrich79

    Goodrich79 Member

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    Joel
    Thanks all!
     
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  12. Johnny Dollar

    Johnny Dollar Active Member

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    Goodrich79, That is a beauty! I would think that there is a story to go with him...? Maybe share it - especially the part about the hook with the line broken below the eye of the hook!
     
  13. Goodrich79

    Goodrich79 Member

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    Joel
    Thank you sir. Funny story. After 12 hrs of fishing with only 1 flathead shy of 5 lbs, my sons and I were ready to call it quits. It was around 8am and as we started packing up my clicker started screaming. Ran over, set the hook and knew this was finally a decent sized fish. After getting him into shore he barrel-rolled and somehow snapped my 60 lb mono leader....without thinking, my oldest son jumped in the river and bear hugged him until I could grab him. So really, all the credit goes to him because this one would have got away. We have been trying to catch a big one for 9 years on and off due to flooding and whatnot so this was a pretty exciting experience for us :)
     
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  14. Johnny Dollar

    Johnny Dollar Active Member

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    Joel, I would have bet big money that there was some hand-to-hand catfish wranglin’ going on with that line/hook situation. Thank you for filling us in!
    Now, as Ramon said, go out and get a bigger one!
     
  15. Tommy Dean

    Tommy Dean Well-Known Member

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    Joel, welcome to USCA. Great to have you on board. That is a great looking blue. Now go get a bigger one.....!!!!!
     
  16. Herbhome

    Herbhome Well-Known Member

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    Your young'un deserves some kind of reward for his catfish wrangling! :smile1:
     
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