Only caught one

Discussion in 'TENNESSEE RIVERS TALK' started by rcneman, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    I went over around cheatham dam on sat morning at daylight. Picked up some shrimp and chicken for bait. Launched the boat a little after daylight and had to stay around the ramp for maybe 30 minutes as the fog was THICK! :sad2: Good thing tho...as there was a decent school of shad right next to the ramp, so i castnetted a few of those.

    After the fog lifted enough to see the front of the boat :eek:oooh: .. I went to some areas that i hadn't fished before so i did quite a bit of roaming around lookin at the finder before i settled on a spot.
    The current was pretty strong and there was a LOT of debri in the water...it kept grabbin my lines.

    well anyways i had a few hits on shrimp and live shad...but didn't catch anything. I had a massive chunk of chicken on my biggest pole. i secured everything to move to another spot and as i was moving on up the river...i noticed by dog makin some strange movements out of the corner of my eye.
    I quickly glanced back at my boxer...and she was shakin her head, with chicken and fishin line hangin out of her mouth! :angry:

    OH CRAP...i slammed the throttle into idle and grabbed her to calm her down...fortunately she was lip hooked and since it was one of the 6/0 gama circles the barb had not penetrated..i'm guessing cause the hook is so thick....i pulled the hook out and she was fine...But i got to experience a few moments of horrow as i initially thought the hook was lodged in her throat.

    The wind started kickin up a bit..and i felt sick about what had happened..so i headed to the house.
     
  2. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    Goood thing she didn't swallow it, My dogs has this attraction for my skip jack rigs with 3 or 4 fuzzy jigs on them, she can't resist grabbin them when ever she gets a chance.
     

  3. stephens

    stephens New Member

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    glad your dog didnt get hurt as bad as he could have.
     
  4. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    good luck on your next trip - and watch your dog!:big_smile: I am hoping to fish Old Hickory this winter because I have never caught a blue cat. I have done some reading on that lake and I have learned how they get the cats.
     
  5. TNVOLCAT

    TNVOLCAT New Member

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    Robert, sorry you had a bad trip, maybe next time it will be better.