"Raining Cats" Wheeler lake

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by Southerncats, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    We had another one of those super special trips yesterday.....I guess the heavy flow we are getting now really has them feeding we only fished two area's all day we made maybe 5 anchors and landed 15 Big Cats......as most of you know here in Alabama we have been in a drought for 3 years, but the wet December we have had seems to be turning the cats on in a big way....It was raining steady for most of the day, and even with rain gear the water found a way in....However when the line is getting stretched regular alittle cold rain doesn't bother you much....Ronnie and his son had caught 12 cats including a 73,67,55,44,41, and several in the 30's and 20's by 2 oclock and decided to call in re-inforcements his friend "Red" and his nephew to fill in for them.....we caught 3 more cats before quitting time a 51,39, and 26 lbs.

    Ronnie is a lifelong fisherman but just recently he has got into fishing for Trophy Cat's, I think it's safe to say he is hooked....he had recently purchased a couple rods from Steve Brown at catfishsafari and he got to break them in right on a 73 and 67 pounder...and of course we were using the trusty Team Catfish circle hooks.....all cats caught on cut skipjack.
     

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  2. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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  3. cassk

    cassk New Member

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    TY for the story and pic's, glad to hear someone is catching big fish!!! Congrats on all the big blues you all cought.

    Cassk
     
  4. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    All I can say is "WOW"! :cool2: That is one incredible day of fishing! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: Congrats Mike and thanks for posting the great pics! :big_smile:
     
  5. repoman3809

    repoman3809 New Member

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    Nice fish bro....I'm in need of a day similar, big time! Been skunked up here on the Ohio, the last three trips. We've have had similar conditions this year. Just not producing like I thought it would with the water finally up, or at least not for me.:embarassed:
     
  6. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Very impressive fish Mike! Congrats!!
     
  7. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    congrats and thanks for the pics.
     
  8. sltrnsam

    sltrnsam New Member

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    Iowa
    great job on catching those cats, like i said in my reply to are trip i was wondering how you where going to top that one. i see you had no problem. hope to get back down there next year.

    clayton
     
  9. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Dallas, GA
    Wow, what an amazing trip! Thanks for the report and pictures.
     
  10. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Louisville, Ken
    I know if I'm ever down that way ,I need to look you up FOR the guided tour Bro!!.:big_smile::big_smile: Man thats what I'm talking about right their,It could have came up a hail storm and I would have stayed LOL..:cool2:
     
  11. brew1961

    brew1961 New Member

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    West Virgi
    Mike, those are some nice fish! Way to go!
     
  12. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Georgia
    Congrats on another great trip Mike, I hope I get to get back up to TN while their generating so much. Looks like more rain is headed here for the end of the week :big_smile:.
     
  13. HOLD-ACCOUNT

    HOLD-ACCOUNT New Member

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    oklahoma
    Outstanding......Send us a report and 3 pictures. We will put the great news on the Bait and Tackle news at TeamCatfish.com......:cool2:
     
  14. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    miamisburg, oh
    WOW, Great trip!! CONGRATS
     
  15. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Mike those are some nice Blues.
     
  16. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    arab,alabama
    boy howdy what a catch.....I need to find me a hole like that:wink::wink::wink:
     
  17. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    jason just keep it up tony will get youuuuuu
     
  18. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Oklahoma
    Wow,A very memorable day indeed. Congrats on the haul.
     
  19. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Now that was a trip. And your right, bad weather is nice when the bite is on.
    Thanks for the pictures.
    Pete
     
  20. wigginsdano59

    wigginsdano59 New Member

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    mike, nice trip. I hope to see you next year on one of your trips.