|Posted by rbj4ua on July 2, 2012 at 7:40 PM||comments (93)|
This was one of my favorite trips of the year. Trent Heard came down by himself for this one. He had 2 people cancel on him at the last minute, but he was dead set on catching some monster catfish! Since it was just him, I decided to go to a part of the river that I knew had some BIG fish. After the first 2 holes that held some 15-20 pound fish, that I used to teach him my technique of noodling....he was ready for the big ones. We skipped over several holes I knew of, in search of the MONSTERS. It didnt take long....before I knew it, Trent was pulling out a 40 pound Flathead! It was a monster fish, but it was in no way as mean as the last fish of the day. We ran down river to a hole i was saving for last, which was under an old sea wall. Trent went down to check the hole....5 seconds later I heard the WHOOMP WHOOMP!! Trent came back up with a 30 pound Flathead that tried to kill him when he stuck his hand in his home. The fish pulled his glove off and gave Trent some bloody knuckles and some memories that he will never forget!!
|Posted by rbj4ua on July 2, 2012 at 7:35 PM||comments (4)|
Clayton and Ashlee Holt came up from Prattville, AL for this trip. It was a very hard day of fishing....The catfish were starting to spawn out and not many of the holes had catfish in them. The day started out kind of slow with us losing a few fish and coming up empty handed on most of our best holes. We finally found a mean flathead that put a hurting on Clayton, but he showed him who was boss when he came up with the catfish one handed!! After some more tough fishing, we found a catfish under a set of old, concrete steps that we HAD to catch to save the day! Ashlee stuck with it, and ended up giving the catfish a kiss after she pulled it to the shore!! Had a great time with a couple of Auburn fans....never thought I would say that :)!
|Posted by rbj4ua on July 2, 2012 at 7:25 PM||comments (3)|
This trip was full of excitement....the day started off with David pulling a fish out upside down, which promptly skeetered across the water!! After everyone had gotten BIT for the first time we were headed down the river with a little too much weight in the boat and hit a wave the wrong way......here came the water!! Luckily i killed the motor in time and bailed out and saved us from going under...lol!! After we got all of the water out and had a few laughs about it, we headed on down the river for some more noodling action!! David and Chad tag-teamed a monster Flathead which made for some awesome pictures and videos!! Later in the day, we found a kid's bicycle while we were noodling and he was happy we found it! Just around the corner from the kid was an old lady that didnt quite understand what we were doing, and thought we were moving her rocks around her boat ramp. We moved along, after Sarah caught a pretty big cat from it! We finished the day with David catching a huge Flathead that was longer than his wife, Sarah (which didnt take much..sorry Sarah :)) All in all it was a great day on the river!!!
|Posted by rbj4ua on June 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM||comments (1)|
Our latest noodling trip was taken by 3 guys from Kansas. Keith Elam, JD, and his son Bryce caught a heck of a lot of catfish. From the very first hole, they showed no fear and were pulling out cats like they were pros. The guys ended up catching over 30 fish totalling over 500 pounds. The biggest fish was a 35 pound Blue Cat, and boy did it put a whooping on JD. He ended up winning the battle and was on cloud 9 after fighting it to the bank! Keith wasnt gonna be put to shame, by catching a 30 pound Flathead. I was very proud of the guys and had a blast talking crap to each other.
|Posted by rbj4ua on May 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM||comments (2)|
The first guided trip of the 2012 season was this past Saturday on May 26th. Our clients were Kristin and Jason Guidry. They drove all the way from Lafayette, Louisiana to catch some catfish with us, and boy did they catch some mean fish. I was very surprised at how determined they were to pull out those cats. We caught at least 15 fish throughout the day with the biggest one around 30 pounds. We all had a blast and are really looking forward to the next trip!!