PROUD DAD! Son's 1st channel catfish

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by H2O Mellon, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    :big_smile:

    As soon as I got home my daughter (3 years old) & oldest son (7 years old) were dying to go fishing. Usually at night durign the week it's a no go becasue it's too hard to control all three kids, but my other son (also 3 years old) is still out of town with my mom & dad, so I said sure lets go. I grabbed 3 rods & a bag of frozen shad. I figured it would make my sons day if we landed a couple turtles. The turtles were hitting, but not hard enough to be hooked on our circle hooks, but..... My son was lucky enough to land his 1st ever channel cat, basically all by himself. I took the rod out of the rod holder & gave it to him, he did the rest. I grabbed the camera & out it on movie mode & got a nice 1 minute 35 second video of the whole thing. I wish I could upload the movie to show you all. I know it's not big, but man was he happy, I was too! :big_smile: My girl was jealous. I was proud of both of them, this is a fairly hard area to fish, but they did great. As soon as my wife figures out it was the same place that I was wading in to remove the sang that Jack posted a few days ago she will have a cow! I dont think she wanted me taking them there (prob for good reason).

    The toolls were as follows:
    Pinnacle Power Tip Rod (1st time out)
    Abu 6500 Trophy Reel
    15# Mossy Oak Mono Line
    6/0 Mustad Demon Circle Hook
    2inch piece of frozen shad as bait

    Oh yea..... I got skunked, but have never been happier. We fished for about 1 1/2 hours, maybe a little less.
     
  2. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

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    tell the lil fisherman congrats on his first catch.
     

  3. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Congrats Mellon thats enough of a fish to make a young boy happy! I guess he's already learned how to outfish his dad!
     
  4. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Congrats to your son! That smile tells all each time I see it...LOL...the boy is a natural!:big_smile:
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Tell him congrats on his first channel.Won't be long till he's outfishing Dad,Wait,he already is!!! I bet they can't wait to go back again.
     
  6. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Great job! Nothing better than Dad takin the kids fishin!!:smile2:
     
  7. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz New Member

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    Bryan, they say a pic is worth a thousand words but I say those pics are priceless!
    That smile tells it all. He is hooked now.
    Tell FlatHunter he better look out, he has real competition now! LOL
     
  8. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    I feel your pride
    all 3 of mine caught their first a few weeks ago 7 5 & 2
     
  9. CAT ADDICT

    CAT ADDICT New Member

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    Nothin' makes you more proud. Congrats!
     
  10. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    fine looking kid with a fine looking catch...be proud mellon
     
  11. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Congrats on the catch... keep enjoying the time you have, I hear they grow up fast, I know that I did, but some of my best memories are fishing with my family!!!
     
  12. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Bryan, you tell Drew that all his aunts and uncles here in the BOC are very proud of him! Thanks for sharing your special pictures with us.
     
  13. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    What a deal!! You got to go fishing and Mellon JR. caught the fish. From what I have read it sounds like fishing with Jack. Just kidding but glad to here about the first fish.
     
  14. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Good lookin' boy there, Mellon... nice fish too...:big_smile:
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    I'm on the crest of a slump.
     
  15. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish, hopefully he can teach you how to fish soon. LMAO

    I bet it is an awesome feeling brother, cant wait to get Madison fishing.
     
  16. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    Hats off to the boy, ain't it great when they skunk ya!

    Thats a good looking boy, you sure he don't belong to the milk man, LOL.
     
  17. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Way to go, be awhile before my son gets his first :wink:
     
  18. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    Mellon, I'm glad your son caught a cat... its really sad though that he's outfishing his father though :wink:
     
  19. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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    he looks happy with it, so that is all that matters!
    Nice fish:smile2:
     
  20. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Way to go Bryan, must be a proud moment!! I also took a skunking last night, so dont feel too bad about it.... I like Dinks story about the spawn, its a great excuse, and Im sticking to it!

    Thats the same one that took his first carp this year too wasnt it? ( ERR area)

    Salmonid