Winter Tennessee Blues

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by WLG, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. WLG

    WLG New Member

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    Went out in search of new water this past weekend with my Brother Troy. We hit several new places then found a place that looked very unremarkable on the map..but the fishfinder told a different story!!! I was marking large bait balls about 15 feet in the water column and just under the bait were very large ACTIVE fish....then on the bottom I was marking VERY LARGE thick arches about a foot or two off the bottom. We decided to drift over these areas and it paid off. 1st drift I caught this 42 in. long and 31 in. girth Blue weighing 45 lbs!! Then on the 2nd drift Troy caught this 46in. 36in girth Blue weighing 55 lbs!!! Mine was caught on a chunk of skipjack herring and he caught his on peice of cut mullet! Water temp was 49 degrees and the depth was 42 ft. Both were caught on Lake Chickmauga on the Tennessee River.
     

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  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for postin up those pics. Nice couple of fish! Great Job finding them!:big_smile:
     

  3. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    that is some nice blues :crazy:
     
  4. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    nice blue:cool2:
     
  5. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Good job, those are some nice fish...W
     
  6. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    Those are some Really nice fish! Congrats!:wink:
     
  7. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    Very nice fish guys
     
  8. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    awesome fish thanks for sharing.
     
  9. caneycat

    caneycat New Member

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    Nice blues, WTG!:worship:
     
  10. cassk

    cassk New Member

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    Nice Blues congrats guys, ty for sharing pics.
     
  11. TN-CATFISHER

    TN-CATFISHER New Member

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    Nice fish man! I sure wish Chickamauga was closer! :sad2:
     
  12. Zing

    Zing Member

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    Very nice blues congrads
     
  13. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    awesome blues. nice catch. congratulations. did you keep them or release them?
     
  14. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    Awesome find there good to see some nice blues being caught , thanks for sharing. :big_smile:
     
  15. WLG

    WLG New Member

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    Both fish were safely released. I do not keep anything over 15 lbs.
     
  16. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Thats awesome Wade. Great Catches and thanks a million for being a CPR advocate.
     
  17. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Them are some very nice blues cant wait to get out and start fishing some.