TN River strikes again!

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by bumper, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Wow, It's took me a couple days to post this (had to get a new computer :angry:), but I had one of my best trips ever Monday night/Tuesday mornin'. I've had some good trips for numbers this summer, but not for really big fish like this one. It started out with me headin' up to the TN River again for another all-nighter, this time solo. I spent a couple hrs. catchin' bream for bait, then it was time for some cattin'. The first spot produced 5 fish, includin' the big fish of the trip, a 61 lber. It was hit or miss all night, with some spots puttin' several fish in the boat quickly, and others nothin'. When it was all said and and done, the total catch was 18 cats, but it was the size that was crazy. Total weight on the 18 cats was 420 or 430 lbs., with 4 of the big blues over 40 lbs., a couple more over 30, and several over 20. 3 of the cats were flatheads (all from the same spot), and 1 was a channel (smallest fish of the night at 6 lbs.). All fish were caught (and released) from 20 to 40 ft. deep on fresh cut bream and water temps were about 82 degrees. Most fish were caught on a new hook I'm using, the 10/0 Charlie Brown from BOC sponsor Wild Wolf Products (great for big baits and big fish). I took several pics for your enjoyment, the first is the 61 lber, the second (my favorite) is the 61 modeling a new BOC hat for us :smile2: (the hats first fishin' trip!), and the third is a couple of the flatheads. I'll post some more in the next post.
     

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  2. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Here are some pics of the bigger blues, a 46 and 28 that hit back to back, a 43, and a 41. I got tired of settin' the camera's timer and tryin' to get good pics, so I used a "Wal-mart Sprite" can for a size reference :big_smile:.
     

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  3. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Here's one last pic, a pic of a blue, a flathead and the channel all together that all got on within' a few minutes of each other. You can really see the difference in the shape, anal fin, and coloration of the blue vs. the channel in the pic.
     

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  4. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    Congrats on a great trip! Nice cats!
     
  5. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    WOW, great report Bumper! Sounds like an amazing trip. Congrats on all of those really nice fish and thanks for the pics.
     
  6. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    All I can say is "WOW" what a trip! Nice ones bro! Congrats!:crazy::crazy::crazy:
     
  7. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Congrats on a great night out and reps to ya for the CPR!!!!
     
  8. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Great catch David, congrats on your catch!
     
  9. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    nice trip bumper! looks like the fish kept ya pretty busy...
     
  10. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Man that sure is a nice days catch. Congrats and thanks for sharing.
     
  11. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    sounds like a GREAT night of catfishing, tanks for sharing the story and the pics.
     
  12. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Great trip. If you keep that up. I may have to drive 5 hours to fish with you. LOL
    Bring the Video camera and hooks..
    I sure like the Camera I have now, it has a remote with it. Makes it easy to get that shot by your self.
    Glad to see the Charlie Browns are doing the Job. I have a few hundred more coming in around the 12 or 15 of next month.
    Pete
     
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    Brianh Member

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  14. shadguts

    shadguts New Member

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    Amazing! David you just keep on boating those bigguns. Congrats to you and may many more come your way.
     
  15. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Great trip, Congrats and thanks for the pic's. Nice camera work and thanks for CPR. This proved that wackin don't always mean stackin.:wink:
     
  16. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    Wow! That was an awesome trip. 3 species in one photo is crazy. Congrats to you.
     
  17. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    congrats on the fishing trip
     
  18. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Heck of a trip David! Congrats!
     
  19. bigdj

    bigdj New Member

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    thanks for sharing those great pics man congrats on one hell of a night
     
  20. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Oh my David you had one of those fishing trips I have been looking forward to everyday. Awesome catch an many thanks for posting an the pics!