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Tyler Holm

Cat Surprise (2 pics)

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Crazyice and I sniffed around on Lake Zumbro for a couple other/alternative catfish holes, but nothing was going, so we went back to our old faithful spot (last 3 trips anyways).

Right out of the gates crazy jumps out to 4-0 fish lead on me. Lots of puzzling games these fish play with us. I redeemed myself by tying the score with this one

27.25” 9lb – 0oz Channel Cafish.

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Crazy got his revenge a few fish later with a bruiser. An amateur net job later (I missed it twice) he landed a blubbery …

29” 13lb 0oz (19" girth) Channel Cafish.

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A few key notes. The bite is SOFT! All you might get is a small rod tap, or a line bounce. I think we might have heard 2 clickers all night and I don’t even think we caught those fish (maybe 1). Many fish were missed, or weren’t there at all when we picked up the rod. A snug anchor job is a must for these light bitters.

All in all, it was a surprisingly great day of catfishing. 13 cats came to the boat (I won the tally with 7). 4 breached 7lbs.

As always, CPR (Catch, Photograph, & Release) was practiced!

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Good to see people are still cattin' out there this late in the year! cool.gif

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Nice kitties guys

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Good to see people are still cattin' out there this late in the year!
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Oh, it's gonna go all year long baby! We are fishing now to try to pin down some spost for ice season!

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Mighta made our last open water catting trip last night. Broke a bunch of ice up on the Zumbro. Some as thick as .5"

It was a slow night and we had ice problems. Ice sheets traveling downstream would grab our lines and drag then constantly. Another 1st.

We got 4 last night with the largest going 26"

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    • monstermoose78
      Nice gills @Rick G
    • smurfy
      them sure are some big ole pretty gills Rick!!!!!!!!!!!
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Buddy and I went out yesterday around noon. Fished for a few hours was a little windy but not to bad. Only got a small largemouth and one decent gill. Only fished for 2-3 hours tried all over the small lake we were on. Ooh well still nice to finnaly get out. Planning on taking the yak out on opener do a bass/pike/ walleye trip so exited for that. Few nice gills you got there rick!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Any reports? I know there was a lot of people out there. The boomsite access was already 3/4 full when I drove by at 5 AM. I'm thinking about going out of blufflands park on Friday. 
    • Rick G