Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blues on the James

I got the ok from the wife kinda late on Saturday. Luckily it was before my boss was off the water. He went looking for big blue catfish and I was hoping he'd have some left over bait. He ended up with several in the 20-30lb range and a couple in the 40s and one in the mid 50lb range. He was also gracious enough to keep some gizzard shad for me.

I got on the water just before dawn and as the sun was peeking up over my shoulder, I paddled a gorgeous river without a breathe of wind. I caught glimpses of bald eagles as I waited for my reel clickers to break the silence.

The action was steady in the morning, but the wind picked up significantly and made for tough paddling and positioning. I ended the day with 7 fish ranging from 23" to 35".

I was hoping for more, but it was still nice to get out and feel some drag pullage.

6 comments:

  1. Rob, are all three of your rods and reels the same in this picture? If so, must be one heck of a combo.

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  2. Nah, they're not all the same. Two out of three reels are Shimano Cardiff 400s and one is a Shimano Corvalus 300. Two of the rods are Shimano Teremars and one is a Quantum something or other. The Teremar with the Cardiff is my favorite.

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  3. ...favorite for catfishing anyway...

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  4. Rob, GREAT stuff. That is a nice looking cat you have there and I LOVE, LOVE that first shot of the glassy smooth conditions. SWEET!!!

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  5. Thanks guys. Capt, I wish it stayed that smooth.

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