You said catch a big one - 12/6/09 PB blue

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Catfish_Rob, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Catfish_Rob

    Catfish_Rob New Member

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    So you guys told me to go out and catch a big one. Here is my report. Sundays, one of my favorite things to do is fish while listening to bengals game. I was pumped we won. Anyway, I kept getting these little bites today. I figure it was carp or something, but nothing was taking the line. It got dark and I was thinking about leaving, but I decided since I had a nice fire going I would stay a while. Anyway, I am sitting there enjoying the night and my surf rod takes a bend. I fought the fish for about 6 minutes in the current, which was tough. I brought it in and it was a new PB 20 lb blue catfish. It isn't hard to have a new PB when you previous was only 4lb's, but those of you who keep up with the forum know I just started fishing for blues. I wish I had a picture for you guys but I forgot my camera tonight. I got it on my cell phone though haha. For those of you wondering, 45 feet with raw chicken breast. I am pumped. Next time I will have the camera.

    Catfish_Rob
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    WTG. Wasn't nearly as cold after you got him on the banks as it was before:smile2:
     

  3. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Way to go, congrats. Now go get a bigger one, lol.
     
  4. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    Good job.
     
  5. brian88b

    brian88b Member

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    Congrats on your new PB thats Sweet dude:wink: And remember ALWAYS take the camera :smile2::smile2: I know you would have loved to had some good pics of your New PB besides to show off to all us crazy catters lol But just think how sick you woulda been if it was a big 50# hawg or something and no camera, by the time you drug him home or somewhere to get pics he'd be half dead before you could get him back to the water:eek:oooh: Throwing the digital camera in my tackle bag is almost as important as bringing my poles for me lol You never know what ur gonna catch. Again CONGRATS though man, sweet fish.
     
  6. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    congrats on ur pb nice fish
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    WTG. Congrats Rob on the new PB Blue.
     
  8. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Rob lying is no way to make friends around here....LMAO!!!!:wink::smile2::smile2:....Just joking bud, good for you I am glad you caught a biggun...Just curious though, how are you gauging the depth of the water? You said you were fishing 45 ft, would love to how you can tell, I just may learn something, which in itself is a miracle since I aint the smartest guy around...:smile2::eek:oooh:
     
  9. brotherknothead

    brotherknothead New Member

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    Congrats man on the PB.
     
  10. Angler4life

    Angler4life New Member

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    Good job, at least you are persistent.
     
  11. Catfish_Rob

    Catfish_Rob New Member

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    I gauge the depth using a guesstimation method I came up with. Basically you just do some simple math in your head. I am sure there is a better way to determine how much line comes out of your reel. I just make a quick guess at that, say 65 ft. Then draw an imaginary line straight down from the top of your rod and guess the angle. Say 50 degrees. Then Just do the math. Your line out is your hypotenuse. Your depth is the adjacent side. So here it is. Also remember that there is going to be some flux in your line length because of the distance swept by the current. So just subtract a little. I use this method for a quick estimation of the depth. I guess you could mark your line and use a protractor if you wanted to be really precise. I could probably come up with a differential equation for the distance lost due to line curvature. Anyway take a look.
     

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  12. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    First off congrats on your new PB Cat, like the man said I have to do a check for my camera before I leave home. I would be devistated to catch a PB and have no proof. No matter how many big ones I catch my friends still never believe me unless they see pics, which is weird because they sure dont complain when they're with me and I catch them :confused2: lol go figure :smile2::eek:oooh::angry:
     
  13. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Congrats on the big fish man! :big_smile: rollo
     
  14. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    now begins the never ending pursuit of upgrades. its becomes an obssesion. congrats my brother.
     
  15. Kat-addict

    Kat-addict New Member

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    Do you work for roger penske or somethin?? There ain't nobody on here that knows what a hypotenuse is...:smile2::smile2: I am however impressed with your theory ! I'd say +/- 50 % on that. Maybe you can catch a boater there someday and ask what the depth is? Actually I guess it really dosn't matter what the depth is if your catching 20 lb. fish now does it !! Congrats on the fish and don't take any of my teasing the wrong way !
     
  16. catcrazed

    catcrazed New Member

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    hypota who??? LOL:smile2:
     
  17. fishin' addict

    fishin' addict New Member

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    Great job man.