TN River 4-9-09 - Flathead Catfish and Blue Catfish

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  1. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Yesterday my oldest son Austin and I made the trip to TN for a few hours of cattin'. We were at the last spot of the day when the drag on a pole in the back went to whinin' like crazy. It was on a "big" pole that I brought for Austin to throw and wind, and it had a Zebco 888 w/ 25 lb. line and a 4/0 circle hook on it. He let Daddy have this one since he caught some nice flatheads earlier and he was gettin' tired. The fish turned out to be a 66 lb. blue and the fight was amazing on the smaller tackle than I'm used to. I don't know if I want to try it again though. I was fortunate to get the fish in after about a 30 min. fight. Austin helped net the fish and took some great pics too. All total we ended up catching 6 cats, 3 blues and 3 flats, all on cut bait and water temps are around 58 degrees. We had a great time and we've got another great fish story to tell too. Here is a pic of the big blue, and couple of my fishin' buddy Austin and his flatheads :big_smile:. Good luck fishin'!
     

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  2. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    Nice cats and great photos. Congrats on the trip.
     

  3. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    Great catch......I figured you would be practicing for the Rome,GA. trny
     
  4. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    nice catch...congrats to you and your son...:wink::wink::wink:
     
  5. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Congrats on another big fish, I bet that was some fun on that zebco!
     
  6. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    Way to go David....I bet that was fun on the zebco.
     
  7. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Great looking fish! Guess I will have to start working on bigger fish for the fish off!!
     
  8. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    nice fish bumper........looks like you and your boy had a great day.....
     
  9. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Thats Great David..
    Nothing like spending time on the water with the kids:wink:
    and catching a few fish is a nice bonus...
    Puddle
     
  10. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    David those are some catfish.
     
  11. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Great report and pics David! :big_smile: That is one big Bluecat for the fishoff! :cool2:
     
  12. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    66lbs should put a smile on your Spring Fish Off teammate faces.:wink:

    Congrats and jealousy sent!:confused2:
     
  13. Fivebraids

    Fivebraids New Member

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    Man Bumper, you're tearing em up! Looks like you and your boy had another great day!

    Denise and I need to make it up there and let you show us how to do it! :wink:

    - Marty -
     
  14. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Great report and picks:wink:
     
  15. shadguts

    shadguts New Member

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    Thats the way to do it. Thanks for the pics. I think you should use the ole zebco more often it may give some of those big blues a fighting chance:wink:.
     
  16. tnvol

    tnvol New Member

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    Nice fish! Those are times your son will never forget! He is a lucky kid!
     
  17. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Tell Austin congrats on the nice flathead!
     
  18. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Congratulations on the big fish and the classic story! It looks like those are new PB Flatheads for Austin too!
     
  19. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    Nice fish and tell Austin congrats on letting old dad in on a big ole goodun as well as catching some might nice flatties himself
     
  20. Zing

    Zing Member

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    Congrats to Austin and yourself, nice looking fish and great story