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#2499123 - 08/29/11 10:13 AM Ben Conklin's Monster Cat (on video)
rsimms
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Jeff Conklin (TNDeer "preds1") brought his family down from Nashville for a weekend getaway in Chattanooga... but the primary goal was to battle some Tennessee River catfish.

Saturday I must say our numbers were absolutely horrible... my "light tackle bite" seems to have just died to almost nothing. But thank goodness that what we lacked in numbers, we made up for in size.

Ben did battle with one hefty fish just minutes after we started. Sadly the fish came unbuttoned after 2 or 3 minutes. I fish Daiichi circle hooks and that is VERY rare! I was sort of bummed out \:\(

But it wasn't long after that when another rod bowed low to the water. 12-year-old Ben wrestled it from the rod holder and the battle was on! It started slow but like the Energizer Bunny... it went on, and on, and on.

After a pretty good while I pulled out the iPhone and gave it to Ben's Dad to shoot video. It is GOOD STUFF!

Here's the still shot.


We caught a few more fish, including another one pictured below that, after the beast, Ben called "a little one."


That means life is good and gettin' better ever day!
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#2499131 - 08/29/11 10:19 AM Re: Ben Conklin's Monster Cat (on video) [Re: rsimms]
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Awesome !

You're right about that light tackle bite too. ;\)
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#2499137 - 08/29/11 10:28 AM Re: Ben Conklin's Monster Cat (on video) [Re: RUGER]
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very cool!
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#2499308 - 08/29/11 12:13 PM Re: Ben Conklin's Monster Cat (on video) [Re: Str8Shooter]
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#2499610 - 08/29/11 04:06 PM Re: Ben Conklin's Monster Cat (on video) [Re: DOC1187]
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Great fish guys!
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#2499742 - 08/29/11 05:56 PM Re: Ben Conklin's Monster Cat (on video) [Re: bigluresonly]
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That right there is good stuff. I hope you keep the S. Rushton category in mind. It pays the same.
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#2499753 - 08/29/11 06:01 PM Re: Ben Conklin's Monster Cat (on video) [Re: bowriter]
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nice
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#2500003 - 08/29/11 08:52 PM Re: Ben Conklin's Monster Cat (on video) [Re: Football Hunter]
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#2500466 - 08/30/11 08:02 AM Re: Ben Conklin's Monster Cat (on video) [Re: spitndrum]
preds1
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Yeah, he's pretty proud of that one; telling his teachers, buddies and even strangers all about it.

If you haven't been out with rsimms yet you really need to do so. We had a blast and will be going back next year.

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