Step-sons first Catfish!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by tatersalad, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. tatersalad

    tatersalad New Member

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    I took Boog (my stepson) out to the lake last night. Caught some 'gills and got serious. He had a good bite pretty early, but learned that knots can fail, so that fish got away.

    About 10pm, we started seeing a good bounce on one of the rods, but it never loaded up. 10 minutes later the rod tip was vibrating like crazy, and I told Boog to get the rod out of the holder and get that fish!

    Watching him reel that catfish in was probably the greatest fishing experience I have ever had. He has only recently shown an interest in catfishing, and I have been doing every thing I can to fulfill that interest.

    At 10:15 pm 07/11/2006 Boog landed his first cat, a 4 1/2 - 5 lb channel, caught on a 'gill head. Pictures were taken, backs were slapped, hands were shaken. All was right in the world.

    I want to thank each and every one of you for helping to make this possible. The encouragement and support I have received from all the brothers and sisters here made it possible for me to help Boog catch that fish. I think he is now hooked hard on the kitty-fishing. Words cannot express what this means to me.

    Thanks all, Pete
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Great story,thanks for sharing.Congrats to him for his first cat and Congrats to you for taking him out!!!
     

  3. tatersalad

    tatersalad New Member

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    I appreciate the responses guys. I am looking forward to many more trips afield in the future!
     
  4. TNVOLCAT

    TNVOLCAT New Member

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    Pete, that's great! I hope he takes as much interest into catfishing as you have and passes it on to his chidren someday. Congratulate him for me!
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations, It sounds like you both had a great time.
     
  6. tatersalad

    tatersalad New Member

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    I appreciate the responses, we'll be back on the water soon!
     
  7. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    Its always nice to here that someone is takeing their kids fishing
     
  8. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    Congrats Pete on being a great Dad,reps for you.There is nothing any better than having fun with the young ones...:big_smile:
     
  9. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    way to go..now he's hooked ....lol