New personal best for me

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Montgomery, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Montgomery

    Montgomery New Member

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    well i only caught 2 fish today . in say 2 hours. but 2 nicest i have caught . i only managed to really catch and release 1. i know the old stories the one that got away. that no one beleives. well call it what you want . catch or no catch. i hooked him. brought him in . i didn't have a net. got him up on shore he rolled over a few times. and got unhooked. and rolled into the gravlepite. but he was over 24 inches long. and really fat. i wold guess between 7 and 9 pounds. i would say 3 times bigger then the one i got the picture. of. nowi know 2 fish one only 2 or 3 pounds. and one medium sized one . that i didn't even get to tuch. isn't much on your alls personel best leval. but in my case it was great. i have cuaght 3 at once beofore . but not this big. and i always seem to catch 2 or 3 . all at once like with in 15 minutes of each other. then nothing . oh well . good day for my . just wanted to share
     

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  2. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    hay dont feel bad.i fished 6 hours today and never got a bite.congrats on your p b it only gets better as you go along.thanks for sharing.
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish, congrats on your catches.
     
  4. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Thats close enough to be considered caught. after all if you touch your leader when marlin fishing its a capture so why not beaching a cat?
     
  5. Montgomery

    Montgomery New Member

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    man at least now i'm catching some fish. i was going to stop fishing . now went 2 times 4 fish missed one. only have about 4 hours of fishing time in . its a start and its getting better. this time next year my personal may be some crazy number or big weight. i dont know . i really needed this web site.
     
  6. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Good job Mike!!! Don't get discouraged by the enormous fish you see on this site. It took me probably 7 years of hard catfishing to catch a fish like what you're talking about today. A 9 pounder? That's a darn nice channel cat, and I don't care who you are. Hold your head high, amigo. You're in the fish now, so go wear 'em out. :cool2:

    BTW, thanks for posting the pictures. That's a good lookin' cat.
     
  7. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Mike, CONGRATS guy!!!!

    :smile:
     
  8. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Congrats Mike. Nice fish.
     
  9. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Mike, Ive never caught anything over 10lbs and Im still trying heck even my wife is still letting me buy tackle :big_smile: to catch the bigguns. Hopefully at the Gathering this year I can get something that is a little sizable but if not Ill still have fun just sitting there watching my line and BSing with whomever.
     
  10. Sparky Larson

    Sparky Larson New Member

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    Mike,
    Thats a great catch! Heck I haven't even been able to get out yet due to the weather. I'm for nice weather this week end , and I'll give it a try.
    Sparky
     
  11. alton

    alton New Member

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    Nice job. I am glad you decided not to quit. You just never know.............
     
  12. THRowSOmeStink

    THRowSOmeStink New Member

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    Nice fish mike gongrata. Way to go keep on plugging away you will get the big one.:smile2:
     
  13. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    Congrats on the pb. Great pics. And like Mickey says, youll never know what the next cast will bring. Hope your havin a blast

    dru
     
  14. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    Congrats on the fish now keep at it and don't give up.
     
  15. catman849

    catman849 New Member

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    haha about losing that fish my buddy teases me with the same story but i tell him that it only counts if you got him in. but in all seriousness i hope the best of luck to you and that you can catch one twice as big next time and hopefully i will to im over do for a fish over 15lbs.
     
  16. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Those are some nice cats Mike congrats on your PB!!!
     
  17. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Congrats!!! I'm glad you are sticking with it! Nobody quits fishing. I fished all morning, and never got a bite. And don't worry about another guy's big fish. Just stick with it, and try different tecniques, and locations, and eventually all the variables will be in your favor, and wham a monster.
     
  18. TnShooter

    TnShooter New Member

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    Nice catch.
    You'll catch bigger, but only if the line is in the water.
     
  19. bigcat_chaser

    bigcat_chaser New Member

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    Hey excellent job that sounds like a good day of fishing to me, trust me right now I would do just about anything just for the chance to catch one like that. keep up the good work. :big_smile:
     
  20. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nice catch, and invite me for dinner.