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Re: [Ahi1953] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
I was wondering if anyone knew how to take cats during wind? Looks like it may be fairly windy for the next little while and I've never done very well in the wind... I like your charts, reminded me that I did pick up my biggest a little later in the contest last year as well... It was a late night trip, so maybe that's what I'll need to do is try a midnight run again... Thanks John, that helps...hope I can find a few tugs... wish I had better bait, my carp is almost gone and crawlers are tough to find this time of year... guess I may have to go make a bait run... broke my bow string so I may have to go get that fixed before I can add a carp to my cache... Well hundred bales or so and one more sprinkler set and I'll be free for a week or so... Hope later tonight to get out, might be tomorrow... but looking forward to it... Later J
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Re: [Ahi1953] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Got me to thinking Jeff, so I looked at 2016 and the Bear River don't really start given up her treasures until late summer and into early fall. Bottomwatcher's 33"er came in October at the end of the contest.










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Re: [SkunkedAgain] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
keep rods as low as you can ,if possible keep the wind to your back so it doesn't affect your casting, always fish where you can sit inside your vehicle, duct tape your hat on. Then at the end of your trip kick yourself in the A** and say what the heck was I thinking.
Good Luck Jeff

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Re: [SkunkedAgain] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
I fished Mullberry Beach at Utah Lake yesterday afternoon. 15Ē whitecaps. Fishing was slow but managed 6. I anchored my bait with 3oz slidding sinker. Just waited untill the circle hooks did their job. My poles were bouncing all over the place untill a hookup. PS my poles were well anchored too
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(This post was edited by ice_sled on Jun 15, 2018, 6:15 AM)
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Re: [ice_sled] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Sounds like a way to do it, when it's hard to do... Thanks for the tips... hope I don't have to use them, but the report looks like I most likely will have to..,. Thanks J
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Re: [Ahi1953] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Hey John, I remember that crazy night that bottomwatcher went from non contender to bumping you out of first place with three fish all caught the same night... That don't happen very often, but it did that time... but yes the big ones can show up later in the season.. if you know where to fish... that's what I want to learn how to do... Appreciate the wind fishing tips as well... Thanks Jeff
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Any one have any tips for fishing the bear river west of I15. Me and my girlfriend have had zero luck our last few trips out to cutler so we decided to head out of the valley today and give it a try. But have had zero luck over here so far. Really need to get our boat fixed in the next few weeks. Thanks for any help/advice.
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Re: [95Realtree] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Sorry Realtree. didn't see this yesterday.
If your looking for eaters 18" to 24" Worms, Liver, small minnows. All work. If your looking for contest Cats, Large minnows (if you can find any), large chunk carp meat Fresh is best. Right now the channels past the main gates are all low and stagnate. You can try the one south of the maintenance building only because it is a little deeper than the others that are still holding water. I like moving water. Did notice that they have opened one gate on the north side. This had been closed for about 2 weeks. I would give it another day for fish to move in. Lots of snags there though. I would stick to the main river. There are a lot of spots where you can pull off the road on the way to the tour loop. Right before you get to the entrance of the loop you'll see a boat ramp this could be a good starting point. I will normally start around the gates then work my way back up river. hopes this helps if you come back this way.

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Re: [SkunkedAgain] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
If I did my math right today is the mid-point of the contest. Which means that the South has plenty of time to rise again!

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Re: [catchinon] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Yes catchinon Still plenty of time. Was watching for you on the 20 and 21. Guess you couldn't make it up this way. Maybe another time.

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Re: [SkunkedAgain] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
The south has pulled another 32"er out of the big pond. Lets get to fishing North


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Re: [Ahi1953] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Yeah, my wife's plans changed so so did mine. I still hope to make it up there before the year is over. And by the way we had a youth catch a 28 or 28.5" today, so yes we do continue to produce.

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Re: [catchinon] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
I only have one word for you, North Team: momentum! The South is tearing it up.

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Re: [catchinon] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
catchinon wrote:
Yeah, my wife's plans changed so so did mine. I still hope to make it up there before the year is over. And by the way we had a youth catch a 28 or 28.5" today, so yes we do continue to produce.

Thatís my boy!!! And every time itís brought up he stills grin from ear to ear. And Carson my 5 year old keeps retelling his story how he caught his monster, a 26.5"er, which was a good fun watching and trying to help hold him and the pole from going over the edge lol.
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Re: [Mooseman75] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
That was one fun day even if all four of your boys outfished me. You might want to start calling yourself bargefullaboys.

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Re: [catchinon] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
that's a good one......Laugh almost like BLK
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Re: [catchinon] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Bargefulloffights with my kids...argumentsaboard..... thank goodness they had the pontoon. You should see them on my boat how well they get along. I feel I like bringing boxing gloves and. I wonder if they make a zebra print life vest?
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Re: [Mooseman75] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
I grew up with 5 brothers so I totally understand. I'm just amazed that no one ended up catching a hook in an ear! But they had so much fun that I'm still glowing from it.
I once heard a wise man say this: "Some day you will tell your kids to go away and leave you alone, and they will." I'm there now. Treasure them while you can.

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(This post was edited by catchinon on Jul 10, 2018, 5:40 PM)
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Re: [catchinon] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Ever since that day they play catch fish in the house. I will hear them in the other room play fishing and say "i got a catfish on" and "my catfish is bigger than yours and weighs 10 lbs" itís quite funny. They will throw string over the stairs and will tie toys on and then reel them up, not great on my walls but itís so funny. I hope they take the same memories with them that Iím getting from it. I love each trip even if they can be stressful.
And I love your wiseman. Heís very.... wise.
(This post was edited by Mooseman75 on Jul 2, 2018, 2:37 AM)
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Re: [Mooseman75] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
So if ice_man bumps a 28" with a 29.5" does that mean we're all tied up? Coool!

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Re: [catchinon] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
I think so catchinon. getting exciting now. The North maybe in trouble I can't find any thing big enough to help. last couple of night trips have been skunk and day trips are little 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.
(This post was edited by Ahi1953 on Jul 7, 2018, 6:17 PM)
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Re: [Ahi1953] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
reeltree just added a 28.5 to his tally. the north is still alive. Shame on me for losing faith.

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Re: [Ahi1953] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Yes, congrats to realtree! If I calculated right that gives him 85 points and vaults him into 6th place. However, it would take a 29 to raise the team score so I guess we're still tied. BTW a 28.5 would raise the South score by bumping off a 28. This is very tight!

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Re: [catchinon] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
you're right. oh well I tried to find something but the only way I can help is a 31+ caught another 30 tonight and a 26. first the wind was blowing that's when the 26 took the bait. it was just at sunset. around 11:30 the wind quit and the bugs came out hook the 30"er around 11:45. bugs just got so bad I had to call it a night at 12:25 am.





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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] 2018 CAT CHAT!!! In reply to
Long time left in the contest. I will never dougt that you will always find that next biggun!
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