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Pre-frontal Bite was on fire #14594223 01/12/23 12:24 AM
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There has been a lot of talk on the TFF lately about the bite being slow. BCB and I were out Monday and didn't get a fish in the boat until 2:30 in the afternoon. I am lucky to be able to adjust my work schedule so I can sort of work around fishing instead of the other way around. That is only true to a point. I have an extended run of road trips for the next 8 week. I will be gone for 7 of those weeks. So I'm trying to get out this week when I can.

I hit the water this afternoon around 1:00. Got some decent shad and a couple magnums in 30 feet of water. And it was time to fish...Wind was moderate out of the south and the later it got the stronger it blew... I set up drifting South to North and waited after about 20 minutes my phone rang. It was BCB. We chatted and I hung up. Before I could put the phone down two rods bend over and start screaming. I pick up the first one and I can tell it's a solid fish. I work pretty fast because I'm watching the other rod keep getting pulled down and I don't want it to get all tangled with the other lines. I get the first one to the boat and in the net and it's a toad! Put him on the deck and grab the other rod. I get him to the surface and I see that he is tangled in almost all of my other lines. And I'm okay with that... I have a pig on the deck! I get both fish weighed. The big one was 47 pounds and the trouble maker was 23. I got them burped and got 'em back in the water and then turned my attention to the mess I had. IT took me almost an hour to get everything cut, retied, rebaited and back in the water. During all that I got one more fish at about 18 pounds. Went back south, ran that drift again and had the same thing happen. A double takedown and a tangled mess. I landed both fish, burped them, got 'em back in the water happy and healthy and I had to get home so I threw the mess in the bottom of the boat and headed for the barn. What a fun afternoon. 5 fish for a total of 137 pounds. And I left them biting. I have no doubt that the bite would have continued until the sun went down or the front blew through.


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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14594239 01/12/23 12:46 AM
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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14594250 01/12/23 12:59 AM
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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14594253 01/12/23 01:04 AM
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Very nice. I got skunked but only fished about an hour.

Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14594265 01/12/23 01:15 AM
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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14594281 01/12/23 01:46 AM
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CT,

You da man!!! That one is a toad for sure, but heck they all sounded good fish. Man we have had wind out of the west today 40mph and much bigger gust, I have my eye on Friday, if nothing shows up that I have to act responsible and commit to it instead lol...

Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Rowdy] #14594442 01/12/23 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy
CT,

You da man!!! That one is a toad for sure, but heck they all sounded good fish. Man we have had wind out of the west today 40mph and much bigger gust, I have my eye on Friday, if nothing shows up that I have to act responsible and commit to it instead lol...

Rowdy, like I always say, you can't catch 'em from the couch... Go fishin when you can...


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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14594454 01/12/23 11:32 AM
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Love it Tim! Best advice ever.....just go fish! I had to change my own paradigm about getting skunked. Now, every time I get skunked, I learn something. So, pretty much, whether I catch fish or not, it was worth it!

Way to get on those fish! I feel you on the tangle ups and mess. It's funny, it seems that the mid-range sized fish do the most damage on my equipment. 10-20 pound fish always seem to wreck my setup the most. Maybe those 40 pounders are lazier, I don't know. Great job though, really nice afternoon outing!

Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14594777 01/12/23 04:18 PM
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Very nice fish!! Great job Brother.... rock


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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14595057 01/12/23 07:24 PM
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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14595134 01/12/23 08:36 PM
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That's what I'm talking about!

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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14595142 01/12/23 08:41 PM
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Great post and congrats on another great day. That should be motivation to everyone...

How do you like the changes you made with rod holders, etc. Tim?

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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: KEGracing] #14595153 01/12/23 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by KEGracing
Great post and congrats on another great day. That should be motivation to everyone...

How do you like the changes you made with rod holders, etc. Tim?

Ken

Ken,

I really like the new location. One issue was the incerts I used to mount them don't hold when you use them for leverage to take the kingpin anchors out of the mud. BCB and I almost got stuck when I couldn't pull 'em up. A little more grunting and I got them but I pulled 2 incerts out of the plywood deck. So, I pulled the port side of the deck and through bolted them. Also had to remount my head light and the rod holder for the landing net. That last thing is a game changer. The landing net is at the ready and hanging off the side of the boat so it doesn't get tangled. Only problem I had yesterday was having a pig laying in it when I needed it again!


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Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14595195 01/12/23 09:45 PM
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Thats fantastic!

Well done sir.

Re: Pre-frontal Bite was on fire [Re: Catfish Tim] #14596096 01/13/23 05:19 PM
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Tim...

Only problem I had yesterday was having a pig laying in it when I needed it again!

Such a rough life my friend... LOL

Sounds like the inserts were a learning - I was a little worried how they would do with wear. Metal they bite well, but in wood I have not had as much luck over time.

Praying for rain! Few more weeks of duck season, before I go completely insane with this low lake condition...

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