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My Biggest Ohio River Catfish
I got my boat on Ohio River at 06:45 before heat got too high. I headed for my new favorite fishing spot. Put two poles out and waited for action to start. I waited for 45 minutes with NO bites. I cranked up my motor and took off for my second place to fish.
Got my boat anchored and cast one pole in river. I was putting bait on my second pole when I notice a tap on pole in water. I watched line and there was a fish hitting on it. I picked up pole just as he moved, I set hook into him. The fight was on; from pull at other end I realized this was a nice size fish. The Channel cat was of decent size. When weighed it was 9 pounds and 25 inches long, not bad for this part of river. Had one other hard bite that ran reel briefly but never came back. After spending about 45 minutes there I moved on to another hole.
I stopped a bridge pier that my fish finder showed fish were there. I tried for 30 minutes with no action at all. At least I was in shade during stay there. I then headed back up river to first placed I fished.
20 minutes after I had my lines in water I heard music to my ears, reel clicker made a brief run. I watched pole much more closely, line move out then dropped back. This action went on for several minutes; I picked up pole to feel