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#843955 - 07/29/08 06:32 PM Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever
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Sam Simons has fished with me several times. He planned today's trip a while back and then came across his friend, Chuck, who will be moving away from Chattanooga soon. Sam learned that Chuck had never caught a catfish... or fished for them I suppose. Well, that just would not do so off we went on Chickamauga Tailwaters, with Chuck in tow.

Well, to say that Chuck started off his catfishing on a high note is a gross understatement. Sam caught the numbers, but Chuck whipped him badly on size! His first ever catfish of his life just about ripped his arms off.

When these fish bite these days, they hit like freight trains. It was a wonderful, touch-and-go battle for some minutes... but in the end Chuck put a battle-scarred 39-pound blue in the bottom of the boat.

According to Sam (who counts better than I do), the final tally in a few hours this morning was a 10-pound blue, a 12, an 18, a 20 and the 39.... plus a couple of dinks. Some caught on chicken breast and some on cut bait. Anywhere from 20 feet deep to 45 feet. Life is good and gettin' better every day.









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#843967 - 07/29/08 06:39 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: rsimms]
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its great that a fellar can have a job, be good at it & still love it every day, mike243
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#843969 - 07/29/08 06:39 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: rsimms]
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That is awesome!
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#844006 - 07/29/08 06:57 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Cuttin Caller]
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#844008 - 07/29/08 06:58 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: hunter drew]
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Looks like the bite is getting a lot better than it was a few weeks ago. I know that makes you smile a little bigger.
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#844477 - 07/30/08 04:19 AM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Kirk]
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 Originally Posted By: Kirk
Looks like the bite is getting a lot better than it was a few weeks ago. I know that makes you smile a little bigger.


It has been an odd year. Traditional good times and places just haven't matched up with past years. This particular time/place is a slow bite, but quality fish.

Here's a video one of fellows shot yesterday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mpjqzV8zgU
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#844796 - 07/30/08 08:05 AM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: ]
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awesome, nice pics
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#845446 - 07/30/08 02:31 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Pam]
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as usual, awesome trip!
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#845495 - 07/30/08 03:03 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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nice day!
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#846195 - 07/30/08 10:29 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Blue5]
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#848575 - 08/01/08 09:22 AM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Bertman]
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That's what I'm talking about right there. \:D
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#848579 - 08/01/08 09:24 AM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Blue5]
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#848611 - 08/01/08 09:46 AM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Blue5]
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Good deal!
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#849070 - 08/01/08 03:26 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Blue5]
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awsome fish, congrats
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#850571 - 08/02/08 09:42 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: rsimms]
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#851084 - 08/03/08 01:09 PM Re: Scenic City Cat Report - First Catfish Ever [Re: Blue5]
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