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PB blue cat

Postby joetrain » Apr Tue 28, 2020 7:12 pm

I fished a new to me body of water today. Lake Tillery is a shade over 100 miles from my house and I heard some goods things about it so I decided to make the long drive.

The lake seemed similar to another lake I have been fishing so I decided to fish it the same way. Drifted cutbait over channel breaklines. Mostly I fished in 25-30 feet of water.

I only caught 2 cats. One was a dink channel cat that was about 5 lbs the other was a good size blue my PB so far. My partner, who is a cat man estimated it to weigh upper 20s to 30lbs.

My camera mount broke today so a guy in a pontoon boat took the picture. It was a very strong fish and caused a bit of pandemonium in my yak when it crossed my other line and crossed my drift sock line too.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby Bassin' Ted » Apr Tue 28, 2020 7:41 pm

Awesome job! Bet that sucker towed you all over the place.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby Skifish1 » Apr Tue 28, 2020 8:25 pm

towed by a toad!
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby Brett » Apr Tue 28, 2020 9:23 pm

Nice fish.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby catchafew » Apr Tue 28, 2020 10:01 pm

That's awesome Joe. Pure power those cats.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby RonG » Apr Tue 28, 2020 10:16 pm

nice! do you catch or net your own bait for the cutbait?
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby joetrain » Apr Wed 29, 2020 4:13 am

Ron I try to catch my bait. I can usually fish for an hour at the beginning of my trip and get some gills,perch,crappie!whatever. I also save and freeze those same species and use the frozen bait too. I have bought frozen shad and menhaden and those work just as well.

I never used a cast net. I’m not sure how difficult it would be to throw one from my kayak. It’s an option though.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby Aux Pleins » Apr Wed 29, 2020 5:10 am

Them giant blues are pretty. Congrats on the PB, long drive, and a total win.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby cletedius » Apr Wed 29, 2020 7:05 am

:thumbup:
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby jmdog2003 » Apr Wed 29, 2020 7:06 am

Lol I need more dink 5 lb cats in my life. That titanic blue is a real beauty. A species I need to check off the list.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby joetrain » Apr Wed 29, 2020 7:24 am

I never thought that a 5 lber would be a dink but compared to those big boys they get dink status. I actually got that from a YouTube guy. His channel is “kayak catfish.” Good videos that are worth a look in these quarantine times. He calls 10 lbers dinks.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby vman01 » Apr Wed 29, 2020 8:52 am

Nice cats, total kayos I bet bringing it in but that must have got the old heart pumping good right out of the gate. Nicely done again Joe.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby polishfly » Apr Wed 29, 2020 8:52 am

Damn Joe that is so cool!!!! Wiskers for days!! Those waters look so bomb, you are a lucky man!!
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby DasGoby » Apr Wed 29, 2020 10:00 am

Nice catch! Way to explore and get rewarded.

I actually got that from a YouTube guy. His channel is “kayak catfish.” Good videos that are worth a look in these quarantine times. He calls 10 lbers dinks.


Great channel. I've been watching for a while.
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Re: PB blue cat

Postby HEDDONFROG » Apr Thu 30, 2020 1:17 am

Holy crap that would be a tussle in a yak. That’s awesome you were to land her and lap her at all for a pic. Congrats Joe!
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