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Benson Catfish 1 me 0
Thought I would give Benson Marina a try today. threw the cast net out a few times at the ramp only got 4 carp minnows. went over by the bridge nothing but little taps. Headed over to Clay Slough. I've caught some nice cats there in the spring.The water was an ugly green. Not even a nibble. Drove around seen a boat ramp (upper bear river access). looked fishy but nothing there nether.So figured I would just go back to Benson and play with the little ones. Put on my last minnow on one rod and a cut bait on the other. found a good hole in the rocks for one rod but couldn't find a spot for the other. So I just set it down and headed back to the truck to get a rod holder. Came back down and the rod was gone. The only Big bite of the day and I missed it. anyone fish up a 7ft ugly stick catfish rod with an Abu Garcia reel, hooked to a 36" catfish it's mine. ( my story I can make the fish whatever size I want)

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Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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Re: [Ahi1953] Benson Catfish 1 me 0 In reply to
I'll have to go cast for that rod.... every so often we get lucky and pull them up.... If I do, I'll let ya know so you can pick it up... I figured you'd catch a 33" on your first trip up here since I've been singing the blues the last few months about no big fish.... Sorry you didn't catch your usual, but you did make me feel a little better... that maybe it's not just me... If you want to PM me the location I'll see if I can go cast for the pole... Later J
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Re: [Ahi1953] Benson Catfish 1 me 0 In reply to
John, that's rough Unimpressed Should have had one of my new rod holdersWink Wife and I are hoping to head up to Benson this weekend. If someone else doesn't snag up that pole, I will keep an eye out for it.

If it has a big Cat on it, I get to keep it? Probably a big Carp. If so I'll share the cut bait with ya........Wink
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Re: [Tin-Can] Benson Catfish 1 me 0 In reply to
Don't Think it would be a carp Forest since I had a 4" carp minnow on the hook. Never known carp to eat its own kind. and Jeff I was on the north east side of the bridge, you know the rock bank just below the road. Don't think It will show up but you never know. Thanks guys

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Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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Re: [Ahi1953] Benson Catfish 1 me 0 In reply to
Ouch! Sorry 'bout the lost rod.

I was fishing by Bird Island late at night a couple of years ago and my bait was a 3-4 inch white bass or carplet. I got a nasty bite and fought a "36 incher" for 15 minutes only to find a big bugle mouth on the end of the line. He had no business biting a meat bait but he did; never before and never since.

In your case, I would be more inclined to agree that it was that 36 inch cat that I have been expecting from you for the past few weeks. Good luck on somebody finding your rod soon.

Still trying,

BLK
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Re: [Ahi1953] Benson Catfish 1 me 0 In reply to
A don't be too sure on the taker. I was trolling a similar minnow in the river channel a couple years ago and had a monster strike that fought like no other. I chased it all over in the toon before I finally landed a 32" carp. I wouldn't have believed anyone telling me a carp took a minnow of its own kind, but I lived it. Could be a carp, but the odds are with cat, bass or eye. Too bad anyway. If I can get down there I'll cast a little. Later J
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Hey John, I went and casted until I lost both snagging rigs and no luck.... There are some tough snags down there... I broke my 30 lb braid on both poles... no way I could pull them off the snags...Anyway sorry I thought I could retrieve it for you, but I guess not.... Maybe someone else beat me to it to????? Maybe next time I have a boat down there I'll try casting at different angles and see if I can avoid the snags and luck into your line.... Let you know if I find it... Sorry for now... Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Benson Catfish 1 me 0 In reply to
Thanks for trying Jeff. I also tried right after it went in. I think it may have gotten drugged away from there. saw something bobbing off in the current coming from under the bridge. not sure if it was the butt of my rod or just a stick. I tried casting over it but never snagged anything. kept trying until it was out of casting range then it was gone. could of been just a sick not sure if the foam of the handle is that buoyant. might have just been wishful thinking.

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Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.