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 Post subject: 16.9# blue cat
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:57 pm • # 1 
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As far as blue cats go this one is not a huge one, but for me fly fishing from my float tube it is HUGE!! I was fishing for stripers yesterday but fished for 5 hours and had only caught one fish, a 2# drum. I was about to go home but on my way back to the shore I was trailing a fly behind me, really not expecting to catch anything. Suddenly I felt a hit and worked in a 3# blue, then 5 more that averaged about 2#. Then I was lazily trailing a fly behind me again as I was moving slowly down the river and felt another hit. At first I thought that I had a 5-6# cat on the line, until it came up and splashed the top, then I knew it wasn't a small cat! It took me about 15 minutes to get it to hand and my wrist is still sore today. It weighed in at 16.9#. I caught it with a #6 polar flash clouser on my 7-wt rod.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.9# blue cat
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:10 pm • # 2 
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Heck of a fish!!


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 Post subject: Re: 16.9# blue cat
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:39 pm • # 3 
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Now that is a fishing that should have been on the 3 weight Cliff.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.9# blue cat
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:48 pm • # 4 
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Great job, Cliff!


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 Post subject: Re: 16.9# blue cat
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:02 pm • # 5 
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Nice fish Cliff.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.9# blue cat
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:16 am • # 6 
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:applause :applause Was the drag singing on your reel ......that sounds like you had a great day.Good job landing that one.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.9# blue cat
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:06 pm • # 7 
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Way to go Cliff!


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 Post subject: Re: 16.9# blue cat
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:46 pm • # 8 
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here kitty, kitty...;)


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 Post subject: Re: 16.9# blue cat
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:13 pm • # 9 
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If I had stayed longer I could probably have caught my limit of cats, but I was ready to go home after that big one.


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