Just had to brag

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  1. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

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    So I took a ride out to a pond about a mile from home. Had my ultra light rod with a Joe's fly on 4 lb. test line. Flipped it out maybe 10 times when I thought I snagged. All of a sudden the drag started singing and the fight was on. The fish took off across the pond. then off to the left 30 or so yards. He fought hard for about 10 solid minutes before I finally won the battle.
    Here's a pic of the 10 lb. flathead finesses in on 4 lb. test line:

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    Nice looking fish! Beer batter for the frying?
     
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    Helluva nice cat!
     
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    Unfortunately. the pond is filled from an irrigation slough that feeds off of the Carson River. We're down stream from a bunch of mines, so the mercury level in the fish is too high for human consumption. I do chance smoking trout out of that pond, but quantities are small when we eat them. Not ready to start glowing in the dark yet.
     
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    You let the cat out of the bag. :D

    Nice catch!
     
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    A man has gotta have a true fish story once in a while :)
     
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    Nice one. Used to catch big ones in irrigation sloughs and at the sutter bypass back in the day.
     
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    10# cat on 4# test is impressive for sure.
     
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    BTDT, back when my folks lived in Marysville (Linda). Dad and I fished about every wet spot between 99 and I-5, from Sac to Shasta. The bypass was always great for cats. Of course we never jugged or used mud hen guts for bait;) That would have been illegal.
     
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    Hell yeah, I was chasing catfish in Wisconsin way back.
    I enjoyed your post, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nope, I sure didn't.
     
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    16 years old - motorcycle - fishing pole - 22 - jug of wine - lantern . . .

    Girl when you can get it

    ...
     
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    Bah I've been catfished before too! ;)
     
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    Really nice fish Bob!
    Congrats!
     
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    Nice Cat Bob,
    I thought you were going to tell us you won a gold metal or something!
    Cheers,
    Brian
     
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    Lower 50s f and fish are being picky but got 9 kokanee salmon fron 10 to 14 inches yesterday hoping for the best this morning. Just walking to the boat is a great start for the day.
     

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