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#1348887 - 05/31/09 04:56 PM I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing
10 Point

Registered: 09/08/02
Posts: 2738
Loc: Chattanooga, TN

Sunday May 31
Kelley Swift came over from Middle Tennessee and fished with me today. What fun! And he brought Taylor Swift with him!

No, not THAT Taylor Swift. Taylor is his son and after his high school graduation, they wanted to sample some Tennessee River catfish. Taylor is haded for VMI in the Fall. He's a great young man, even if he's not quite as pretty as THE Taylor Swift.

No generators were on early so we killed time chasing bluegill. They're hanging in there pretty good and Kelley marveled at the biggest 'gills he said he'd ever seen. TVA finally flipped the switched on generators at 8 am and we switched to cats.

We smoked 'em good today... the fish weren't as big as (some) from Saturday (report below), but there were LOT's more of them. We didn't make many drifts without pulling one or two cats into the boat. From the time we started about 8:15, until they hit the generators full blast at 1:00, the bite never slowed down. Big fish today was 18-pounds (except for one that broke Kelley off that we're sure was significantly larger ).

Guesstimating that we put 200 lbs., give or take, of catfish in the boat today. But all were released to grow bigger and fight again another day. Which means life is good and gettin' better every day!

Saturday, May 30
Larry Gorham came down from Kentucky to crappie fish with his wife earlier this year. Saturday he brought his grandson Ryan to chase cats. They're actually shutting the generators down overnight now. That hurts my tailwater cat bite badly ... so it was actually kind of slow. However, what we caught were QUALITY fish, including a 45 lb. Beast!

And so help me, Larry wore him down on a spinning rod on 8 lb. test! I was an absolute nervous wreck.

Larry let Ryan fight the fish for a little while, but he got wore out before the fish. It took a LONG time, and when I finally drug him over the side of the boat, we had an onshore audience that did some hootin' and hollerin' for sure. It was a rush!

We caught a few other fish... but after battling the beast for a half hour of more, it was really all downhill from there. And for those who may not have read my reports in a while, all fish caught on chicken breast.
Read my book, "An Outdoor State of Mind"
"The outdoors is not just a place, it's a state of mind."

#1348899 - 05/31/09 05:21 PM Re: I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing [Re: rsimms]
6 Point

Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 823
Loc: Cookeville

Awesome fish, as usual. Congrats again.
#1348905 - 05/31/09 05:37 PM Re: I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing [Re: bigluresonly]
hunter drew
14 Point

Registered: 06/16/07
Posts: 8825
Loc: henderson county TN Lexington

Awesome brother
If you look real close "you will see a tree stand in my family tree"

#1348938 - 05/31/09 06:20 PM Re: I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing [Re: hunter drew]

Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 30563
Loc: Chester County

Work to live, Live to hunt

#1348943 - 05/31/09 06:24 PM Re: I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing [Re: easy45]
Good ol' Boys
16 Point

Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 11466
Loc: Belk Tennessee

I gotta figure out your tricks! You always catch a boat full of them babies! Congrats
"Welcome to Tennessee, the patron state of shooting stuff."

#1348985 - 05/31/09 07:06 PM Re: I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing [Re: ShaneHallum]
TnDeer Old Timer
6 Point

Registered: 08/03/99
Posts: 902
Loc: Hendersonville,Tn

Good deal!
Live it up!

#1349079 - 05/31/09 08:39 PM Re: I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing [Re: tennoutdrsman]
RUGER Administrator
Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106600
Loc: TN

Again, simply awesome. \:D
I sure do wish I lived closer to there.

Oh yeah, the catfish at Danville like chicken breast too. ;\)
Youth is wasted on the young.

#1349094 - 05/31/09 08:45 PM Re: I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing [Re: RUGER]
Football Hunter

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 25536
Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

The best day to plant a tree,IS TODAY!

You wont know,if you dont go!

#1349531 - 06/01/09 08:46 AM Re: I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing [Re: rsimms]
Taylor Administrator
10 Point

Registered: 09/10/07
Posts: 3061
Loc: Brownsville, Tennessee

That a hook...Taylor Swift.
You got me.
Still, looks like good time had by all..."the" Taylor Swift or not.

#1349536 - 06/01/09 08:51 AM Re: I Took Taylor Swift Catfishing [Re: bigluresonly]
Cat Man

Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 35735


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