TN River 4-10-08, 82 lb. 8oz. blue!

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  1. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    My 5 yr. old son Austin and I went to the TN River/Nickajack Lake yesterday for a day of fishin', and what a day it turned out to be. We caught 11 cats, total weight approx. 250 lbs. 2 were over 50 lbs., including my new PB (by a little), an 82 lb. 8 oz. monster. This was probably the best fight a fish has ever gave me. The spinning reel I was using doesn't hold much 40 lb. line, and I was afraid I would get spooled. I thought a striper may have been on it took so much line so fast. It came to the suface downstream and I saw it was a huge cat. I finally got her turned and coming towards the boat. After several dives toward the bottom and probably a little over 20 mins., Austin got the net under the big cats head and I ran back and got it to fold over in the net and drug it over the back of the boat. After we got some help with pics the big girl was released back into the river as usual. Austin also caught his new PB, an 11 lb. blue which he reeled in completely by himself (I just supported the pole a little). Water temps. were about 62 degrees and the prespawn bite is on. We were anchored or tied in current using cut bream for bait. It was a day I won't forget and I'm so glad I got to share it with my son! Good luck fishin' everybody.
     

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  2. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    What a Day, and what a fish for both your son and you.
    .And to have your son there it could not get no better than that.

    Congrat!!
     

  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Leaving a lot of memories for the little feller!! Thanks. (Even though you are an opponent) LOL
     
  4. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Another 80lber! WOW!

    You've got a good fishing hole there!
     
  5. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Now thats a Fish right there,,LOL, Great job for your son too!,:smile2:,Yeah boy he will be catching them for sure in the to come..:wink:
     
  6. fish

    fish Active Member

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    My stars, that is a hog, congratulations on your personal best Bumper. This a day your son will never forget.
     
  7. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Congrats on the awesome catch, man what a fish. Reps coming your way for the great report and pictures. Thanks for sharing. rspd507
     
  8. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Now thats a HOG, Congrats to You & your son
     
  9. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on the fish and the great memories! Thanks for sharing.

    Reps for ya!
     
  10. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    all i can really sat is Sweeeeeeeeet Fish!!!!! now no more! at least till this fish off is over lol...
     
  11. EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    Congrats on a SUPER fish!!!! I'm sending reps to you!!
     
  12. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Man, what a fish Bumper! Congrats to you even though you are a rival team.

    Congrats to EricM on his too, but he was gonna smack me around with it or something!:eek:oooh::roll_eyes: (I think he was kidding, he seems to be a congenial sort)
     
  13. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    thats some nice looking fish thanks for sharing the pictures with us
     
  14. Slick Skin

    Slick Skin New Member

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    awsome fish man, great job and got to share it with the young'ens.....:wink:
     
  15. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    congrats on the new PB thats one huge blue thanks for sharing the pics and story
     
  16. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    man thats 1 hell of a fish thanks for the report
     
  17. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations to you both on the new PB's. That one is a HAWG!!!! Thanks for sharing the story and the pics.
     
  18. fishing bum

    fishing bum New Member

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    :eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh::dribble::dribble: What a hawg. congrats to you and your son on your catch.
     
  19. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Congrats to you and your son. Now that is the way to bring the new season.
    Thanks for sharing your memories with us.(you sure he he didn't catch both of them:smile2:). Just kidden.
     
  20. Trex

    Trex New Member

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    A nice 31 lb. Blue from Lake Waco. The big fish that day was 42 lbs. We caught 5 other blues between 20-30 lbs.
     

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