Return to the river, 02-09-08

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by bumper, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Yesterday, fellow BOC brother BradleyG and myself made a return trip to the TN River in hopes he would land his first TN River catfish. The first trip in Dec. was bad and I couldn't put him or BassMassey on any fish. BassMassey has since returned with me and caught a couple of big blues, and Bradley and I hoped he would get a good one this time. The weather was fantastic, but after over 4 hrs. fishin' with little current and a lot of wind, we didn't even have a fish in the boat. I was gettin' a little frustrated, but as we were winding up our poles getting ready to move, the only rod left out that wasn't hung up went down. Bradley got it and after the fight it turned out to be a 45 lb. blue, and a new PB for him. I think we were both relieved (thanks TVA for crankin' up the generation :wink::big_smile:). The fish continued to bite for a couple more hours, and we ended up catching 8 cats on a variety of cutbaits, and the water temp. was around 45 degrees. Bradley ended up catching his 2 biggest cats ever, and I got a nice 46 lber. We had a great time and a great trip, and I can't wait to get back up there. Here are a couple pics of the 2 big fish.
     

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  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Congrats on some good fish brother! I know that Bradley sure is happy right about now!
     

  3. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on getting your buddy a new PB.

    A new PB for you is a 'bit more difficult' heh?:smile2::eek:oooh:
     
  4. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    nice catch!!! congrats on the PB!!!!!!!!:wink:
     
  5. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Great job Bumper putting Bradley on the PB Bluecats! :cool2: Real nice pics!:big_smile:
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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  7. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    Good job David and congrats to you, Bradley, for you PB. I DO LOVE the Tn. river.
     
  8. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Way to yet put another SMILE on a face of a BOC bro. I'm sure both guys will remember it for a long long time. You are a bona-fide Catfishing Saint:wink::smile2::cool2:


    Congrats, Bradley! It's addicting, isn't it?
     
  9. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Thanks for the trip report and congratulations Bradley on the new PB! As always Bumper, nice pictures man.
     
  10. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    kind of crazy how that works huh?! Just when you decide to leave, the fish decide to play:smile2:. Nice work and thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  11. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Great job guys,
    Those are some awsome fish,,:wink:
    Puddle
     
  12. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Very well done!! The TN. River is GREAT, eh?!!

    BB in SC
     
  13. bradley_G

    bradley_G New Member

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    it definately was an awesome trip. can't wait to get up there again and hunt for some more.
     
  14. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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  15. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Great job Guys, Congrats!! :cool2:
     
  16. SHE-CAT

    SHE-CAT New Member

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    Congrats on the great trip Bumper.