Saturday 12/24 report

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by gottafish, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    State:
    Chesapeake, VA
    -Launched 7:00 am in Hopewell.
    -Got bait
    -Bounced around a couple of holes until I set up on a sunken barge in 40 ft of water.
    -5 minutes - had a 42-6 in the boat. oorah!!
    -Made attempt to photograph - lacking a tripod, perched camera on boat bag on chair on rear bench seat of boat (can you see where this is going??)
    -Activated self timer & made a move for the fish
    -Heard a bang
    -Turned around to see boat bag taking off with the outgoing tide :eek: (That would be the bag containing my wallet, cell phone, car keys, vhf radio...etc, etc...)
    -Pulled anchor fast!! Two lines still in the water - no time.
    -Caught up with bag - Still dry thanks to hard plastic bottom.
    -Untangled fishing line rats nest & got rods put away.
    -Searched for camera - GONE!! :cursing: IDIOT IDIOT IDIOT
    -Jumped around, screamed a little (lotsa 4 letter words)
    -Jumped around some more
    -Reset anchor above barge
    -Reset fishing lines
    -Called wife - Shouldn'ta done that...
    -Got snagged in the barge
    -While trying to break terminal tackle free - anchor broke free.
    -Tried to pull anchor - Stuck in barge :cursing:
    -Made repeated attempts to get anchor free - Still stuck :cursing:
    -It's hopeless - Anchor's GONE :cursing:
    -It's noon - I've had enough (can't anchor again anyway) Headed for the ramp.

    Would you consider this day a success or a disaster??? :confused:

    /Scott
     
  2. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    State:
    Cabot,Arkansas
    Scott, Looks as if you had a very bad day! :sad:
     

  3. catfishkiller35

    catfishkiller35 New Member

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    State:
    Kentucky
    Any day when ya catch a a big cat is a sucsessfull day just sounds like yours was very stressfull as well lol :eek:
     
  4. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    State:
    Chesapeake, VA
    It has just come to my attention that I also somehow lost an expensive pair of sunglasses during the chaos.

    Man that was one expensive fish today!!!

    /Scott
     
  5. bluecat69

    bluecat69 New Member

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    State:
    Tupelo, MS
    I know what you mean about an expensive fishing trip. I hit a stump at 35 mph last year and did $3300 of damage to the motor but the upside was that we caught a 32, 21 and 19 that night. Worth it? You betcha.
    Sorry for the loss but you did catch a fish.
    A bad day of fishing is still better than not being able to fish.
    Mike
    Have a Merry Christmas.
     
  6. Bluecathunter

    Bluecathunter New Member

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    State:
    Midlothian, Virginia
    Hey Scott,

    Sorry to hear about your bad day but at least it wasnt a bad day with no fish. I wish i could have been out there but ive been tied up with all the christmas stuff but will be on the water again soon.
     
  7. p_strouth

    p_strouth New Member

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    103
    State:
    Louisville Tn
    sorry to hear about your bad luck, but at least you caught 1 fish :)
     
  8. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    State:
    Chesapeake, VA
    I was kind of bummed to quit early. Who knows how it could have gone for the rest of the afternoon. I had just set up on the spot that I was fishing so there had to have been a couple more active fish available. Oh well, another day.

    Now I need to find an anchor that I can get loose when it gets hung up like that again.

    /Scott
     
  9. martinman

    martinman New Member

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    State:
    Clinton, Iowa
    Hey Scott,

    I would be excited to have at least caught a fish. Sure you lost things and it didn't work out like you wished, but you were at least fishing.

    I am sure that a ton of us wish we were able to go out fishing right now. I have been on a working spree of about 13 days straight. I would love to go fishing.

    I remember last year I went to cast my line out and the spool snagged and ripped the pole out of my hands. I lost a $200 rod and reel that my wife bought me for Father's Day a couple weeks earlier. Things happen, but at least we still have a chance to get out on the water and enjoy what we love so much--- to catfish!! :D

    Martinman
     
  10. Malligood24

    Malligood24 New Member

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    State:
    Richmond, Va
    Man Scott! that sucks royally. Sorry to hear that! :crying: