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I guess you really can't say those were bad nights (pics added)

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That was the quote of the night tonight.

The bite was on for us the past two nights boating 17 fish and over 350 pounds!

Those fish included a 52,38,36,32,28,25,25,23,21,20 and a handful of smaller ones.

The water temp was 73 to 74 degrees, and the first roughed up flats of the year were caught meaning that the spawn is probably getting under way.

Water has dropped a couple of feet and the river is looking good. Hopefully the bite will stay hot for a few more days. As long as the weather holds, I think it should.

Hopefully I can get some rest here and post some pics of some of the larger fish tomorrow sometime.

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I agree Darren, some of the best catfishing I have ever seen. Monster fish and plenty of them. And to figure we also broke off on a few.

As I stated in the boat, not a great night but not a bad one either.

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You guys are on Fire!!!

Sounds like your sunfishing with those quantities.

Good thing your in Shape!!!! grin

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It,s been a true pleasure. Just think if we would have caught all the ones I missed too.

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Photos! Photos! Photos! Photos! Photos! grin

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yeah, I'm really going to start paying more attention to my line. I've never had so many break-offs.

I can only attribute it to a few things.

Fishing in rocks that create nicks

Worn from age/use

Worn from sinker

Nick caused from unknown source

My hunch is that it's just from plain old getting used a lot. Once I stripped off a few yards, the line looked better and no more break-offs.

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yeah, I'm really going to start paying more attention to my line. I've never had so many break-offs.

My hunch is that it's just from plain old getting used a lot. Once I stripped off a few yards, the line looked better and no more break-offs.

Maybe after every 50-75 flatheads you should get new line....or every 3rd 50 pounder.... wink

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Add in a few breakoffs on snags, a couple bullies firing off when one doesn't release the spool on the reel before casting, a few bullies getting knocked off on wood while repositioning bait, a couple breakoffs on fish, etc...

and to think that was all from the same one guy whistle

not to mention the same guy having a wardrobe malfunction grin

BTW, there was another Samsquatch sighting last night. I need to take a look at the photo I got, I may have to add some shading to make it PG-13 wink

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BTW, there was another Samsquatch sighting last night. I need to take a look at the photo I got, I may have to add some shading to make it PG-13

That guy again grin

Sounds like you guys did in fact have a good time.

Waiting for the images grin

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BTW, there was another Samsquatch sighting last night. I need to take a look at the photo I got, I may have to add some shading to make it PG-13 wink

shocked

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Up with Samsquatch. What a sighting it was.

I will be taking some of my line off the reel before tonight. No more break offs for me. Yes, the monkey. He can ride along with me anytime.

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Here are some pictures finally:

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Spawn starting:

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Very Nice!!

Is that your personal best now Tom?

Couple in the day as well! (writing mental note wink )

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Dang it. Spawning evidence.

Nice fish boys.

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Those fish gotta be screaming uncle by now the way you guys are hurtn em in that stretch of the river. Good Job. Nice Photos....that one your holding Dtro the flash didnt go off on camera or your holding 50 lbs of nighttime, very dark fish.

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