Winter fishing on LOZ with Steve Brown

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by stlcatman, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Well there I was on Sunday fighting off a pretty bad case of cabin fever when I decided to call Steve Brown up and see how the fishing has been down in Warsaw. He told me that he was in the middle of trying to shoot some video on catching bait in the winter time and that he could use some extra hands to help him out. I informed him that I had two extra hands that are free and I could be there in the morning. He called me back later that night and Grump and I were heading to Warsaw at 4:30 am on Monday morning to help Steve shoot some video for two days.

    We get down there and headed out in the pro cat with the cabin up and the heater on. It was a balmy 20 degrees with a wind chill in the teens. Inside the cabin it was in the mid to upper 70's. I have never fished in a full en-closer in the winter time and don't plan on fishing without one again.:smile2: That thing would bring Kutter out of the cave to fish in January. It has see through plastic all the way around and you can run up and down the river at full speed with no noise or cold air on you at all. I knew that it would be nice but never really thought it would be so comfortable. It was like sitting in your truck with the heater on listening to the radio and rolling down the window to catch a fish.
    Now to the fishing, it was a great time and we definitely got some good video of take downs and some nice fish coming over the back of the boat. We caught a total of 31 fish in two days and lost a few at the boat. Steve taught us quite a bit about winter time fishing on lakes and how to locate bait on the sonar during this time of the year. I can't say enough about Steve's hospitality and willingness to show people what he knows about fishing for these great fish. He is a great host and is very generous with his time and knowledge. If you guys are suffering from cabin fever the time to get down there with Steve is now while the water is still in the mid to upper 30's and the bite is on. Thanks again Steve for letting Grump and I stay with you and tag along for some great fishing.
     
  2. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Been there, done that. I'd recommend a trip with Steve to anybody!!
     
  4. catfishsafari

    catfishsafari New Member

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    Here,s a couple of pics from our Fishing Trip. I Know most of you will think I'm lying but even Grumper caught fish.
     

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  5. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Smile Gary!!!:big_smile::confused2:
     
  6. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Doug, thats the best smile you'll get outta Grump...:smile2::wink:
     
  7. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    :smile2: :smile2: The 1st pic looks like he almost was just about there :smile2: Nice fish guys.. Garry why you in short sleeves and Ryan is wearing 3 layers of winter clothing :tounge_out:
     
  8. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Gary had more experience running the camera and was inside a lot more than me. It was in the teens with the wind chill and you could still wear short sleeves inside that cabin. I myself had to step outside a few times with all of the clothes I was wearing.
     
  9. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    That sounds like a great trip with a bunch of nice fish! I would love to go fishin' with Steve. Thanks for the pictures
     
  10. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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    nice fish guys i cant seem to get the hang of winter fishing yet
     
  11. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    What can I say, but another great trip on the books with Steve at Catfish Safari. If any of you guys have cabin fever, this sure is the cureall. As you can see, It is January, and I'm fishing in a vented back short sleeve shirt. That enclosure is worth it's weight in gold, I know that. (Swamp, where you at??):cool2: Anyway, I had a great time. 2 days of fishing, and we were the only boat on the water. Talk about peaceful.:roll_eyes: Ryan and Steve caught most of the fish on day 1, as I did the majority of the camera work. I think I redeemed myself on day 2 though, even after losing the biggest fish of the trip at the boat.:smile2: I'm defenitely ready to go back, I know that.:wink:
     
  12. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    oh, uh, the big one got away. Ok Grumper.
    Maybe the reason Grumper had less clothes on, is that he is, uh, "better insulated than Punkin"
     
  13. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    Hey! I got proof on this one! It's all caught on video. As far as having more insulation, well u got me on that one!:smile2::wink:
     
  14. catfishsafari

    catfishsafari New Member

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    Well I thought I would rub it in a little more for all you open boat guys!!!!. BRRRR it sure looks cold out there....
     

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  15. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Looks like a lot of fun.