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#1357721 - 06/06/09 07:40 PM drawalot Catchin' Cats
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Reed Johnson and his son Randy (TNDeer's drawalot) have been kind enough to visit with me every June. It's become a tradition. The father & son duo have caught 45 lb. and 48 lb. cats respectively. They enjoy "battling each other for the biggest." Unfortunately their existing personal best records held up today. \:\(

TVA threw us a curve ball, cranking up all four generators at Chickamauga Dam to top speed at 8 am. That throws me off my favorite tailwater pattern, so we had to work for our fish today. We caught 'em, but we covered a lot of water to do it. We caught fish today anywhere from 8 feet deep to 50 feet deep, and all points in between. And had to fight some serious current to do it. All on chicken, as usual. A good average size... a good number of the fish we caught today were 10 - 16 lbs., with a few smaller ones thrown in for good measure.

It was a good day with two fine gentleman who keep coming back, even when I make'em work for their fish, which means life is good and gettin' better every day!









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#1357732 - 06/06/09 08:09 PM Re: drawalot Catchin' Cats [Re: rsimms]
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Do you ever get skunked? \:D
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#1357787 - 06/06/09 09:33 PM Re: drawalot Catchin' Cats [Re: Kirk]
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nice fish
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#1357791 - 06/06/09 09:36 PM Re: drawalot Catchin' Cats [Re: Kirk]
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 Originally Posted By: Kirk
Do you ever get skunked? \:D


I think that's a rhetorical question... but, since you asked ... this I my fourth year guiding. I believe I have only been completely skunked (zero catfish) on one trip.

I know some catfish guides in other places who offer a "50 lb. minimum guarantee" (if the boat doesn't catch a combined total of 50 lbs., the trip is free).

I don't do that... but if we don't catch 50 lbs.-plus, I consider it a real lousy day.
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#1357845 - 06/06/09 11:37 PM Re: drawalot Catchin' Cats [Re: rsimms]
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Dang I didn't know you had EVER actually been skunked.
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#1357887 - 06/07/09 06:26 AM Re: drawalot Catchin' Cats [Re: RUGER]
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looks fun
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#1357961 - 06/07/09 08:07 AM Re: drawalot Catchin' Cats [Re: ]
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Hey I know those guys, they are a great bunch of men.
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#1358014 - 06/07/09 09:29 AM Re: drawalot Catchin' Cats [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Dang I didn't know you had EVER actually been skunked.


1 time in probably a 1000+ Trips. \:D
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#1358063 - 06/07/09 10:32 AM Re: drawalot Catchin' Cats [Re: ]
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cool
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#1358204 - 06/07/09 01:12 PM Re: drawalot Catchin' Cats [Re: rsimms]
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