'Twas the night before the Classic....

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by BKS72, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Twas the night before the Classic, when all through Crystal City
    Not a Catman was stirring, not even Catfish_Willie.
    The Surges were hung in the rodracks to use,
    In hopes that soon they’d bend under hits from big blues.

    The catters were nestled all snug in their beds,
    While visions of wide tails danced in their heads.
    And Cuz in his ‘kerchief, and Gary in his cap,
    Were arguing who would get skunked, man, what a scrap.

    When out on the river there arose such a clatter,
    Kutter sprang from his cave to see what was the matter.
    Away in the west the lightning did flash
    but no ran did fall, for the luck of the Classic his curse was no match.

    The moon on the muddy, turbulent flow
    Gave the lustre of mid-day to the Mississippi below.
    When, what to Randy’s wondering eyes should appear,
    But a big a@@ boat, stuffed full of catfish gear.

    With a little old driver, so gray-headed and having no job,
    He knew in a moment it must be Catfish Bob.
    Wide an turbulent, his wake was like flame,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

    "Now Cuz! now, Baja ! now, Danno and Rat!
    On, Darren! On, Grumper! On, Skippy and Linus so fat !
    To the top of the lock! to the top of the wing dyke wall!
    Now go away! go away! go away all!"

    As dried shad guts that before the wild tornado fly,
    When they meet with a barge-wake, mount to the sky.
    So up to the weigh-in the Bob he did ride,
    With the big a@@ boat full of fishies, and the others’ hopes, they just died.

    And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the river
    The sound of a boat --AH a challenge-giver.
    As they drew in their heads , and were turning around,
    Up to the docks came Team DeathBarge with a bound.

    They were dressed all in Carhartt, from head to shoe,
    And their clothes were all tarnished with skippy guts and goo.
    A bundle of kitties they had flung on on their backs,
    And they looked wildeyed, and crazy, like they were strung out on crack.

    Linus’ eyes were so bloodshot! And Rat’s beard so hairy!
    but they had lots of fish, my were they merry!
    but soon their smiles faded, and their giggles were few,
    As a big ol’ toon hove into view.

    Dan and Harold spoke not a word, but went straight to their work,
    And pulled the fish from the well, then turned with a jerk.
    And sticking his finger inside of his nose,
    Dan gave a nod, and the numbers on the scales, they rose!

    They all held their breath and made not a whistle,
    And their nerves were sharp, like thorns on a thistle.
    But I heard the judge exclaim, ‘as he looked at that crew,
    "The winner’s some guy from Peoria with a Zebco 202!" ​
     
  2. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    that is great brandon
     

  3. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    I liked that Branden, your not trying to stir a few feathers, Na not you. I hear your hitting the river this weekend, Good luck. I'am almost done with mine. It goes to Linex on Wednesday, and hope I can have her back together for Saturday.
     
  4. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    BWAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
    Such a talented man, I just wander who helped you write that, could it be maybe Old man Jack? or possibly Augy himself........ LMAO!!!! Very nice JOB BRUTHA :eek:oooh: :smile2: :smile2: :smile2:
     
  5. fishingbuddy4

    fishingbuddy4 New Member

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    Such a cultured man that branden is :smile2::smile2:
     
  6. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    Thats a good one branden, Man i would of loved to of been there this morning.:smile2::smile2:
     
  7. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    Pretty Good one by Eric's dad.....I'll be heading out there this afternoon for the weigh-in I'll give a report when I get home tonight (if someone else doesn't beat me to it)
     
  8. CATFISHGARY1

    CATFISHGARY1 New Member

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    that was very good :smile2::smile2:
     
  9. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Good one i like it thank you for sharing this with us
     
  10. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Good poem Erics dad. But unfortunately, not very factual.
     
  11. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Brandon, i think you've found your callin.:crazy:
     
  12. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    John I agree, Bradon you should sell me your motor and look into writing a book of poams
     
  13. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Hey Brandan.. Pretty good, so you're the one who jinxed us... hehehe.. Hey don't quit your day job..
     
  14. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I was bored, what can I say - it killed an hour so screwing up a perfectly good Christmas poem. :wink:
     
  15. slider

    slider New Member

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    hey branndon GO FN FISHEN
     
  16. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Branden that was awesome!!! I started laughing out loud!!! Thanks for the laugh!! :smile2::smile2:
     
  17. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Yeah but don't forget Branden that Bill is easily amused.. All he needs is a hammer and nails and a old board and he's good for days... hehehe