Reports and Pics from last Night on the Big Sandy River.

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by catfishjohn, May 10, 2008.

  1. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I was fishing with Firechief4201(Danny), His Wife and Junior42(Adam) on the Old Blown up Lock Wall on the Big Sandy River. We had a ton of different baits but the only 2 takers that I got in was the 2 Channels I caught. The first one was good bait, about a pound. About an hour or so later after a little rain storm I hooked into the 7.7# Channel which fought like a 10-12#er. I caught her on uncooked Shrimp in about 20-25' of water. The water was up a little and on a steady rise and not too bad current but lots of barges. We all had good runs but only one other fish was caught that night. This was my biggest Channel in about 5-6 years, I was very happy. With my back so bad it about killed me to get him in but Danny was an excellent net-man.
    All in all I had one of the best nights fishing in a long time! Great Friends and Great Fishing. What a combo!!!
    Another strange thing, the Channels are already full of eggs. Seems early to me.....?

    Adam caught his First Flattie that was 3.3 lbs. We were all tickled for him. That made my night seeing that priceless look on his face!!! Pic included. It was a very nice 3.3 lbs.

    Here are a few pics. The one is cool because it shows KY, WV and OH in one shot.



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  2. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats John on some nice Fish.
     

  3. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the pics John and congrats on the nice channel. Looks like you had a fun time!! :big_smile:
     
  4. crab

    crab New Member

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    Nice fish bro and congrats! Im glad you had a good time!:big_smile:
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thanks All!!! We did have a great time and HOPE that I can go again soon....Most likely though It won't be a good idea with a broken back...:crazy::eek:oooh::embarassed::confused2::angry::sad2:

    Maybe I can hit them after post spawn???:confused2:
     
  6. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Nice fish John ........ Keep up the good work ..... Garry- :wink:
     
  7. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    good job on a good night:wink:
     
  8. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Dandy channel, glad ya'll had a nice time.
     
  9. RIVERRUNT

    RIVERRUNT New Member

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    Hey John aint that the same fish you caught last year.You just changed the 7 to a eight in the picture .Just kidding!!!! Nice Channel!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    :smile2:...I'd had to change species also.:roll_eyes: I hadn't got that nice of a Channel in a long, long time. :confused2:

    I'm just glad I could get out and have a great time with friends and even catch some fish. The fish were just a bonus to a great night!!!:big_smile:

    Give me a holler, I'll be here for a while.
     
  11. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    John, as soon as your able we will hit it again. Maybe bigger fish next time.
     
  12. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    My mind is ready to go but my body says he!! no! :confused2:
    I'm gonna call my Dr. tomorrow and see if he'll put a rush on getting me into a specialist ASAP! Now that I know about whats wrong with me, I'm in a hurry to get it fixed.:confused2::big_smile:
     
  13. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Take your time and get better. The river will always be there.
     
  14. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Big storm on the way and have to go I'll call you later.
     
  15. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Great report and pics John! :big_smile: Nice Channel Cat you caught! I wish you luck getting your back fixed! :cool2:
     
  16. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thats True Danny, I just can't stand to not be able to lift or anything. I know I can handle the pain, I'm just gonna have to be cautious and not lift anything.:wink:
     
  17. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    I have to say that was one heck of a night. I had the time of my life. John I hope you get better soon I like fishin with you. Congrats on the channel that was a nice one. And I caught my first flattie of the year and the first one of my life.(That I can remember:smile2:).
     
  18. CATFISHING1

    CATFISHING1 New Member

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    one day you will regret not listening to your doc,then youll have no one to blame but yourself.your back ,eyes, and hearing should never be taking for granted. the fish will always be there.:cool2:
     
  19. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Mike,
    Why did you have to make a post that made so much good sense???:confused2::wink:
    I agree with you 100%!!!!!! I'm just a 35 year old thats having a hard time coping with all that has been dealt to me. Seems like now I'd be used to it and used to also listening to the Docs but I'm so hard-headed and dumb sometimes.
    I honestly have listened to the Doc the past little bit, I've not lifted anything over 5 pounds and haven't been back fishing......Yet!:confused2::crazy::eek:oooh::roll_eyes::embarassed:
    I can't help it, all my life, mainly since I haven't been able to work, fishing has been my way to escape life's cruel dealings. Its killing me worse than the pain not being out at the river or lake!!!
     
  20. roof99

    roof99 New Member

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    I still have caught the biggest channel down there this year!:smile2::smile2: