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Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Mon 08, 2019 8:43 pm

Actually my third fish out there this late aft. caught a small bass and about a 17" bass before my personal best... catfish! :wtf:
Fought like hell, took some line a few times, knew it wasn't a bass and was too slow to be a pike. I got it up to shore and as I was reaching down with my pliers to remove the senko and hook from it's mouth it thrashed and broke the line, beaching itself... so I took the photo op and then prodded it back into the shallows where it swam quickly off. I'm actually a little amazed this was the first big cat I've hooked into all these years fishing senkos along the bottom. Just 'lucky' I guess.
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Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Mon 08, 2019 9:31 pm

Nice :clap:
Better it's pointy fins embedded into the bank then your hand :lol:

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Mon 08, 2019 9:39 pm

Nice year you're putting together.

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Tue 09, 2019 7:55 am

Cat on artificial is really fun. They do fight well and tend to roll up your line.

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Tue 09, 2019 9:02 am

i've never caught a kitty in 10+ years fishing beck. always some good surprises in that lake. well done

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Tue 09, 2019 10:39 am

Well done, I've never caught a catfish over 12". I've been fishing with friends who have caught monsters on multiple ocasions but I've never been so lucky. Congrats on the your PB, Beck is a gem.

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Tue 09, 2019 9:57 pm

Yes Minstrel getting it done!
~JOE~

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Tue 09, 2019 11:57 pm

Congrats on your new PB kitty Minstrel

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Wed 10, 2019 6:50 am

at first glance, PB kitty Minstrel sounds kind of raunchy. 8)

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Wed 10, 2019 9:17 am

Aux Pleins wrote:Cat on artificial is really fun. They do fight well and tend to roll up your line.


How true is that! A few weeks ago I was in an online bass tournament and hooked a big one on a chatterbait. My initial thought was I was really going to move up the standings with this catch. When it got to the kayak it was a 25 inch cat! LOL Nice fish but did NOT improve my standings.

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Fri 12, 2019 10:11 am

Just wanted to post an update from being out at Beck again Thursday... same spot, same bait, same cat?? I caught the same exact size cat once again Thurs. Years of fishing Beck w/no cat catches and now I snare two huge ones in the same week! Crazy... oh, also had six fish on for Thurs including one fiesty 17"er that gave me a mighty bass thumb. :wink:

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Fri 12, 2019 12:50 pm

Jeez man you're having a good year

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Fri 12, 2019 2:16 pm

minstrel wrote:also had six fish on for Thurs


Well, good to know someone is catching something there. So far, in two outings I caught one dink there.

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Fri 12, 2019 8:33 pm

I struck out tonight, 2 taps and that was it. Saw a thick Northern leap out of the water though so that was exciting. It was in the NE "corner". Anyone ever throw weedless spoons in that area?

Re: Beck PB 7-8-19

Jul Sat 13, 2019 4:38 am

Nice job! A big catfish is always a fun surprise.
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