Wheeler Lake 5/1 & 5/2 "595 Lbs"

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  1. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    I had this trip scheduled for several months now and these gentlemen flew down from Wisconsin (No Pressure).....I was worried because the current has been so slow and I haven't been able to get out much at all lately....oh and the weather it looked very grim indeed....I had a group of five so we split it up into two groups and fished a morning shift (John and Pete) and afternoon shift (Moose, Mike, and Tim).

    Friday morning as we hit the ramp it was coming a monsoon, so we opted to sit it out for awhile.....It let up after about an hour so we got rain geared up and we made our first anchor which quickly yielded a 17 pounder.....the rain set in hard and some distant lightning so we called off first shift early......we took a break and hit the water about 2 P.M. the weather was finally cooperating and Mike struck first with a 40 lb Blue, then it was his Dad's turn Moose he landed the big fish of the day at 57 lbs.....It took awhile but we got Tim one as well at 32 lbs the weather was acting up again (tornado warnings) so we called it quits for the day.

    Saturday was a much nicer day with only a few soakings.....John and Pete on first shift regained the lead with 5 cats at 60,45,35,16, and 8 lbs.....The rain had risen the water about a foot and the current was just right about 40k....John got the big 60 lber around 11:15 and we called it quits, so I had high hopes for round two and boy was we in for a treat........I found something on the sidescan marked it and within 5 minutes we had a 59 and 53 double in the boat, we caught two more there at 25 and 29 lbs.....we ran down river and caught a 5 lber but the rain chased us back up river where we got a 13 lber....Were down to the last stop now and the rod goes down big after a nice battle Tim had a big beatiful 84 lb Blue in the boat.

    Total weight was 595 lbs for the two days......we would have had a nice sack on Saturday if we were able to fish in the bass pro tourney, probably would have gave jbridges a run for his money.....fish were all caught off anchor in 20-35ft of water on guess what?.....skipjack.......of course we were using Team Catfish 8/0 double action hooks, #6 Sinker Slides, and Sinker Bumpers......wish I could have broke in my new CatfishSafari fishing rods but the Fed-Ex man got lost and they didn't get here till Sat.
     

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  2. duckalot

    duckalot Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Mike. Those guys will have some stories to tell when they get back home to Wisconsin!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

  3. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Way to go Mike! Congrats on another great trip.
     
  4. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Wow, what an amazing trip! The severe weather kept me off the river this weekend. Looks like it paid off for you though! Thanks for the report.
     
  5. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    Way to go MIke...God really blessed you this weekend. The Wisconsin guys will be talking about this for a long time to come.
     
  6. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    way to go guys what a awsome trip and story congrats !!!!!!!:wink:

    cool pictures also got me feaver up for sure wooo hoooo !!!!!!!
     
  7. brew1961

    brew1961 New Member

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    Looking good Mike!
     
  8. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    Amen brother, he blesses way more than I deserve
     
  9. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    great job mike!!!!!!!!!!!:wink::wink::wink:
     
  10. EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    Another amazing outing for you! Congrats!!!
     
  11. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Wow! :crazy: That is one great fishing trip Mike! :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship: You guys could have made a great video! :big_smile:
     
  12. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    way to go guys!!! amazing catches and congrats on a trip of a lifetime
     
  13. raysplay

    raysplay New Member

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    :crazy:Congrats on a great fishing trip:wink: Next time call me first:smile2::smile2:
     
  14. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats some nice Blues, Mike.
     
  15. wigginsdano59

    wigginsdano59 New Member

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    great trip we are blessed in alabama:big_smile::big_smile:
     
  16. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    Awesome trip, congrats.
     
  17. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Awesome fish. Congrats. Wheeler Lake is turning into the best bluecat fishery in the World. :big_smile: