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Cataholic Bonanza 25 Nov 2007

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Cataholic Bonanza 25 Nov 2007

Postby RACN35 » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:16 pm

Steve cut me some slack today cause I didnt want to get up to the freezing temps and head out at O'dark-30. I suggested we meet at 8, knowing he is always late anyway,it would be around 9 before we got on the water to start catching bait.....Scott & his Daughter were already on the river getting bait when Steve got there and started to get bait himself- suprise suprise he got there before me !! I arrived at 8 sharp and he pulled back to the dock and we were on our way up river to DUTCH GAP. First hole we passed up because there were 1000 GAR busting the water chasing bait.....dropped anchor and in the first 10 minutes we had 2 fish at the next spot. He got a 22 and the second fish was mine at 34......next fish was his at 28. I popped open a soda and got me a oatmeal cream pie.....I am kicked back and the farthest rod from me starts to bounce, once - twice and SLAM goes the tip in the water......"Jamie there goes your 50 pounder, that fish is yours"...he said~~~ I replied "No go ahead I am having a snack"..He grabbed the rod and cried like the whimp he is when he begged me to get the net....I filmed it on VIDEO instead & handed him the net.....as I watched threw the view finder I realized I had made a big mistake....over the gunnel of the boat comes a 66 pounder - If you know me, then you know I was like - oh well - I'll get me one.....pull anchor and head to another spot and got all set up and here comes the bass boat 90 MPH right by us....first fish here goes 36 and ( he got it too ) then a good run on the drag and I knew it was my 50 pounder !! fight fight fight reel reel reel....45 pounds......dag gone it.......lets move back a little bit....pull anchor and we move just about 100 yards or so - as soon as all lines are out the FIRE DRILL starts....wham goes my first rod........ITS BIG !! Steve gets out the camera and starts a new VIDEO....ok its on now and I am just about to land my new personal best fish - WHOOO HOOO 53 POUNDS !! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.....Oh Oh Oh wait another rod goes down....I get a 53 and a double.....next fish goes 56 !! OH YEA !! 2 new PB's....Holy Moly the THIRD rod goes off screaming drag !! NO WAY - gimmie the camera Steve and let me film you again.....a third fish that goes 51 - TRIPLE 50'S in one wack !! OMG what a day !! we just sat there gasping for air.......15 minutes later we move on to the last hole and only put out 4 rods this time.......got a dink like 12 pounds that I kissed and let go.....Steve let me get the last 3 fish, a knothead male that was 32 and a sweety little hunny at 42 pounds who I thankfully hugged,kissed and released as we did all fish caught today.....I hope I got the pics in order as the day unfolded.....what a wonderfull place this area called DUTCH GAP is......

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Postby allingeneral » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:29 am

LOL those pictures could almost be classified as "Catfish Porn"! lol you all laid out with that big cow laying on top of you...what a sicko! :)

Seriously though...that picture of you with the three fish...maaaaaan!!! I really have to get down to Dutch Gap! Is the fishing that good in the Spring too? Maybe the wife and I can head down there when the weather warms up a bit.

Is there a ramp close-by that can handle launching a 23 foot cuddy cabin? Maybe we can just stay the night out there! :)

Here's a link to the Virginia DGIF website with a little information about the James River.

http://www.dgif.state.va.us/FISHING/WAT ... on=fishing
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Postby SeaKitten » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:59 am

LMAO! and I thought I was a little dirty for kissing a catfish. I feel so much better now.
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Postby SeaKitten » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:00 am

BTW - I Love the pics!
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Postby RACN35 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:07 am

SeaKitten wrote:LMAO! and I thought I was a little dirty for kissing a catfish. I feel so much better now.
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WE are the NORMAL ones.....everyone else is weird !! Jamie
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Postby allingeneral » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:53 am

SeaKitten wrote:LMAO! and I thought I was a little dirty for kissing a catfish. I feel so much better now.
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*grin* you dirty girl
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Postby SeaKitten » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:05 am

That's why he loves me! :blush:
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Postby RACN35 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:05 am

Just another reason NOT to winter-ize the boat Rick !! Take your hunny fishing.....
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Postby allingeneral » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:47 am

For real! I still need to get a block heater. The light-bulb idea will probably work though...I'm still kinda skiddish about the whole thing :-/
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Postby RACN35 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:55 am

then you do what ever you feel is best and comfy with

if you decide to come down and fish the ocean for stripers the day in at the beach ocenafront on 10th street has rooms for 30 bucks and 35 on weekends. even tho the sign says $69 - the striper fishermens special is cheap, they even have a place to keep your boat too......or if you felt safer you can park it in my driveway too.......if you dont have all or enough striper tackle i have all you need to borro and go get soem rock foish like these every day in Jan and feb

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Postby allingeneral » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:54 am

hmmm...maybe it would be better if I came down and fished off of someone else's boat the first time just so I can get an idea about the area. :fishin:
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Postby RACN35 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:38 am

I got mine ripped apart right now in the garage- as soon as I put the motor back together, you and the Mrs will be welcoem to coem fish with Lisa & I anytime !!

I AM GETTING THERE >>>>>>



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Postby allingeneral » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:56 pm

Damn man. I assume that motor didn't run right before you tore it down? That sucker's gonna take some work to revive!

Well...maybe I could bring my boat down there and you could load your gear up and we'll go to your favorite launch ramp!

I just finished replacing valve seals in my '92 Mustang. Took it out for a test drive this evening, and all seems to be ok. Now it's time for a nap! :)
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Postby RACN35 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:14 am

It ran fine, just the exhaust riser stuck open and filled the motor with water, I could have drained it and rinsed it with kersoene. I just pulled it to wash every thing off and put it right back together- Now I have lost interest in the damn thing and may just scrap the whole idea and buy another boat- take averything off my old boat and make it part of a reef someplace......LOL


I got all the striper tackle thats for sure !!
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Postby allingeneral » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:50 pm

What kind of boat do you have? I'd hate to hear of someone junking a boat just because the motor's a mess. Unless the boat is a mess too! :) What kind of motor is it? 350 Chevy?

Check eBay...I've bought my last two boats there :)
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