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Webbers Falls slow to bite. Wife Got a 30"er

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by swampratt, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. swampratt

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    Just got back from there fished a couple days and only got a few catfish (5) .Today got 2 in 6 hours.
    Pretty slow bite below the dam at the 1000 foot mark and farther down like 2000 foot.
    Just shore fishing.
    Wife wanted to go so we got a cabin at Tenkiller park.
    Plenty of small shad and herring.
    Yes I got as many herring on some casts as i did shad. Usually 4-8 baitfish per cast.
    Water is really moving well takes 8 oz to hold you at about the 2000 foot area.
    Which I call the jeep trail.

    Seen 6 deer above the dam at Brewers Bend all does all together.
    Seen some Pelicans and Monarchs are crossing the river below lock 16.. pretty cool.

    Wife got a nice small nibble and set the hook and started reeling in the ABU 6000 and said it felt decent but was coming in like a wet log with just a little action.
    A big fat Blue rolled up near shore and she got exited as did I .
    Fat head on it and fat body..No scales but it measured exactly 30".

    It had a jig in it's belly a lead head shaped like a triangle and maybe a #4 size hook and some spring above the head..I suppose to hold a rubber jig???

    Poor thing had it deep in it's belly and looked like scar tissue was around that area.
    The side fins looked worn down but not red or bloody..Kind of reminded me of what a bull dogs ears look like when they are cut.
    Fins were maybe 1.25" long smooth and blunt.

    Drum are biting ok. Kept 4 of those.
    Tossed that many back.
    Fished from Noon to 40 minutes after dark first day and 11:30 to 5:30 the next day.

    I was not out there at optimum bite time.
     
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    You can't post the story about a fish and not have a picture. :)
     
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  3. swampratt

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    Yea I know.
    I do not have a camera in my pocket..wife took a crappy one with her phone.
    I will see if she will e mail it to me or install it on this desk top
     
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    I will try this.
    Notice the side fin in the picture on this catfish and the missing wiskers.
    Maybe this guy lived in rocks and wore his stuff down.
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    Does this one look huge :)
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  5. swampratt

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    Ok so that last one is a bit small but it hit just as hard as the 30" blue..
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    And the sun set on the river .
    I hope this loads right way up as It is right way up on the computer..sorry about the sideways pics guys and gals.
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    What the heck..Oh well.. she got this new phone from daughter in law which was her used phone ..and she wanted to see if it would pick up the pink colors we could see with our eyes. it did very well.
    Reception with this phone using the same plan was excellent, she had reception the entire time and everywhere.
    Battery life is much longer also.

    I have no idea what kind either phone is, I would need to ask and would probably forget anyway.
     
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    Good fish! You eat it for dinner?
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Ate some of it the first night for dinner and ate drum also and she ate a 3lb cat that she caught.
    I am going to make fish cakes from the drum today and see how they turn out.
    I will call them fish cakes instead of balls..Basically gar balls. I made some the other day from paddlefish.

    I think I will take pics of the cakes in progress this time.
     
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