Santee Cooper Trip

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by ldw45, May 7, 2009.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Well it happened and wow was it a trip! My son gave me the trip for my birthday. Last Saturday we fished the day with Ron Howard, Roundhill - Catfishing Guide Service. (Check his info in the Catfish Guides section). Weather was perfect but the fish did not want to cooperate. We ended the day with 11 which was more than the other guides we talked with were able to produce. Two of the 11 came in at around the 15# mark. Ron worked hard to get us on the fish. If you are planning a trip I would heartily recommend his guide service. He is a riot to be with. Knowledgable, humorous, and willing to share what he knows about the catfish.

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  2. ldw45

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    some more pics
     

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  3. olddriller

    olddriller New Member

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    Congrats, Dean , Have a good Summer
     
  4. trapperP

    trapperP New Member

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    Hey Cuz!
    How come the ugly guy with the overalls got in all the pictures? Glad you had a good trip and thanks for posting me the photos. Guess your trip will really whet your appetite for catching that old big one now, huh? Believe me it is a never ending quest! My largest cat w/ rod and reel to date is a 53# flathead from Santee-Cooper - and I want a bigger one!
    I tell you, this big fish business is a sickness and time on the river or lake is the only cure!
     
  5. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Dang Cuz, Them overhalls are a trademark! We will have to get together down on the Santee. Ron says October on into the winter is best all time
    to fish there.
     
  6. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Thanks for the pics and report. Sounds like you had a great time! I wonder when bwhupp is going to take me to Santee Cooper :roll_eyes::wink:
     
  7. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    congrats on a good trip. im gonna try to hit that lake this summer. its only a few hours from where ill be stationed.
     
  8. macdaddy

    macdaddy New Member

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    Bet you heard some stories from that Roundhill fella!!!! Great guy he is can't wait to meet him again!!!!!:smile2:
     
  9. lil kat

    lil kat New Member

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    congrats on what sounded like a wonderful trip Dean.
     
  10. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    I would recommend hooking up with Ron..... I assure a good trip and a fun day.
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on a great trip Dean. I look forward to hearing the finer details at the Gathering in June.