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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Thanks for work and dedication in all you do to have a great contest. All you efforts are greatly appreciated. I fished yesterday and couldn't get a bumper. Fished for 8 hours; only 12 cats. 28.5" being the largest. Fun contest as usual. The latter dates work best me and my wife for the banquet. Tight lines.
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Re: [Ahi1953] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Well it didn't happen for me. I fished for a bit in the afternoon on Monday, after hitting the duck marsh, only had one good serious bite, but when I went to try and put a hook into it, nothing was there. Lots of tiny bait stealers pestering the baits. That cold spell we had last week really shut them down. I had to work late yesterday and never made it out. I think we might of heard from Ben by now if he got one yesterday, but he could just be messing with us all and put the hammer down at the last minute.. Unless that happens, looks like you are safe again. Nice job John!
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Re: [ice_sled] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Looks like we were replying at the same time. I guess that will make it nearly official, John has done it again!
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Re: [Jig-fisher] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Looks like John does it again! No messing around. If I had caught a bumper it would have been posted from the boat! Great contest.
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Re: [ice_sled] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Ben, you were nipping at John's heels all summer, and only missed him by a half point. But you do have the biggest single Cat for the contest Wink

I imagine John will take a bit of a break now, or just fish the river "for the fun of it" Laugh. That's what I'll do between now and ice up. This weekend weather forecast is rather cruddy, so might get the boat winterized and just keep the river poles and tackle bag ready to go for a few more weeks.
Been nice meeting you this year, hope to see you at the dinner.
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Re: [RockyRaab] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Thanks Rocky, that is much appreciated and I'll get with you off line to decide who we will place your prize with... Thank you very much... Jeff
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Re: [Ahi1953] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Well John looks like the two closest competitors didn't overtake your score. Few more hours and we'll get you off the edge of your seat... Still have Sharksugar out there that might be able to reach your score and I know you've been worried about me too, so I'll let you know I didn't do it either.... just kidding... ( I know you weren't worried about me.) Maybe Paul will let us know if Bottomwatcher even went catfishing this season, I know he probably does worry you at least a little bit... Anyway tonight at midnight is the deadline for posting fish caught yesterday and then we'll make it official... Nice champion effort again this season... With the serious competition you had this year, it is a real accomplishment to earn the top score. Anyway till the end we'll keep watching with you, even though the writing is sort of on the wall at this point... Later Jeff
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Re: [ice_sled] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Hey Ben, you sure come close to unseating John this year and looks like your biggest fish will probably hold up... Congrats on that and hope you and your wife can join us... We will most likely have a prize for you, but come for the associating it will be better than the prize I imagine... Well if your score would have been as low as mine, your fish yesterday would have been a bump and a tie score in the top twenty, but since it wasn't me catching that fish, I guess the south still holds the lead in the top twenty... Thanks so much for all your help and efforts to support the group this year, we really appreciate all you have done, and thanks for making the contest such a nail biter this year... congrats... Jeff
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
It was he and I that hit the duck marsh together on Monday morning. No he really didn't get out this year. He said he tried a couple of times, but without success. He loves to hunt and spent a lot of time shed hunting, spending time with his kids, etc. He was also helping a friend with his cache moose tag by scouting and going with him when he was hunting. Hopefully next year will be a little different.
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Re: [Jig-fisher] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Paul, wanted to congratulate you as well for an incredible first season on our contest, you really rocked it... I'm sure John and Ben weren't all that happy for that serious of competition, but team north is really glad you saved us this year in the top ten... Thanks for joining in and putting in the time... congrats to you as well, you definitely had a champion score... Thanks Jeff
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Re: [Jig-fisher] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Hey looks like our posts crossed, thanks for the update on bottomwatcher, I'll bet John just relaxed a little... Craig hasn't fessed up whether he came from the pack to take top honors yet... But catching 3 bigs in the same day is not too likely this time of year... could happen, but the odds are against it.. Thanks again for the update we'll keep watching and see is Sharksugar got out and found a hog... Speaking of hogs, wonder if hogstalker got out, there is another one to worry about... Later Jeff
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Well, no more fish for me. Tried the river again yesterday but couldn't get anything to bite.
Congrats Ahi!
Thanks SkunkedAgain for all the work you put into the contest. Looking forward to next year. Looks like I better dust off the small cat trophy to.
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Re: [sharksugar101] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
That pretty much puts the last nail in the coffin. John I recon this will be a threepeat unless BLK or someone out in the wings has a crazy lucky day... So Sharksugar, I guess it looks like Josh Gaardvark might have that smallest kitty wrapped up this year... Can you make arrangements to get the trophy to us so we can get the updated plaques on it as it's passed forward? John, guess we need the same thing for the overall trophy... I need to get the new ones in place, or might could bring the plaque and some glue for Johns, seems he gets to keep it... Would be nice to have the hall of fame trophies on display for the awards banquet... Thanks for the update to help us not have to wait up until mid-night to know if John's the champion... Later Jeff
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
If it's an open meet and greet at the holy smoke school of bbq, cookie and I will try to join the catfish crew. And next year add our names to the battle royal.


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Re: [Cowboypirate] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
It is definitely open to all that would like to attend and we look forward to having you guys join us there and in future contests as well.. We use the excuse of an awards banquet, but it's mostly just a fall get together for all that like to talk fishing and tell lies... or who simply want great Barbeque while their significant others talk fishing... Lots of spouses come and join us... Anyway welcome and see you then... Jeff
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Ithe 13th would work better for me and my boys.



Respect the fish!
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Re: [Mooseman75] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
If that day will work for Holy Smoke (Jeff) then we will plan on the 13th, I believe that is a Wednesday evening... I'll find out and pass it on... Jeff
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
I didn't want to 'fess up what I did, but here goes. Just before the midnight deadline I caught a 34 and a 33 but I forgot how to make the flash on my camera work, so no pictures. Sorry to disappoint everyone.

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Re: [catchinon] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Oh yeah? Well here is the picture of the 37 incher I got on the last day. Two reasons why I didn't submit it for the contest. First...I had to use two hands to hold it for that picture...without the sticker and the measure board...and clicking the camera with my teeth. And before I could set it up with the bump board and sticker it flopped out my hands and disappeared. Probably would have been disqualified anyway because it would have gone beyond the 36 inch mark.


Second, I couldn't bear to think of what that picture might do to BLK...when he saw that I had caught his "Moby Cat". By the way, Lynn, I put a mark on the water where I last saw that cat as he dove back into the depths. Could swore I heard cat chuckling.

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Re: [catchinon] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
Couple years back I fished the day after the contest ended and caught a 29.5" cat, would have been my biggest fish of the year, but that's how things usually go... I learned better this year and haven't been fishing for cats since the contest ended... The frustration of the big one not showing up until after the finish line is too much for me to bear sometimes... That and I needed to get the last hay hauled out of the field... Got a fence to fix and I think I'm all farm funned out, except for selling hay... Later Jeff
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
When does the ice fishing begin? I mean lakes frozen enough to get out on?

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Re: [catchinon] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
That is a good question and hard to answer since it's so weather dependent... Most years you start to see the crazies hit the high elevation lakes in late October to early November... Last year the second week of November got us on some higher stuff up above Logan... Usually the main lower lakes don't start fishing until around Christmas.. But every year is different all depends on how cold it gets... Watch for consistent temperatures below 17 to get stuff freezing enough to build ice... We'll have to see when Ron is ready to kick off the contest, we try Nov. 15th in the past... Later Jeff
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Re: [TubeDude] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
You sure there wasn't a 3rd reason..............? Like maybe that one was caught a few years ago......? Sly

Just kidding Pat.
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Re: [Tin-Can] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
In case you hadn't guessed, those ain't my purty hands in that picture. Not my fish. Dang it.

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Re: [TubeDude] Catfish Contest Last Day In reply to
I figured something was "fishy" about that photo...........Laugh
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