Fished with Tulsa World Outdoor Writer, Sam Powell and his Son-in-law Dane today. Sam called a few days ago wanting to do an article on Keystone catfishing so we set up a date to go out. It was plenty cool enough this morning with pretty stiff winds and cold with some pretty severe weather in the forecast. I had some shad left over from the day before so I just caught a few more shad and then we were off. We ran up river a ways until I spotted a pretty good place to set up and we caught 2 fish in the first spot and the action was a little slow so I decided to head on back down lake some where we stopped and fished. we were there about 10 minutes or so when we got the first hit and it was a dandy ... 22 lbs. then we caught several more that ran right at 10 lbs with two that were 4 and 3 lbs. ended the day at 11:30 but we caught a pretty heft bunch of fish. you may notice that there's no picture of the 22 lb'r here ... when we were posing for the shot with Sam's camera I didn't even think about getting my camera out as it seemed like the camera business was already done. right when we netted the 22 another fish took off but it was the 4 lb'r and I wanted to get the 22 back in the water so we posed for the camera shots after Dane had set the hook on the other fish and reeled it a little ways so I had him put the rod back in the rod holder so we could get the pics taken and the 22 back in the water. and then after the photos were taken and I slipped the fish back in the lake I remembered that I didn't get a photo with my camera for the web page hahaha.... I asked Sam if he could email me a pic and he shook his head no and then said his camera isn't a digital and uses film instead of digital media. oh well ... I guess if you want to see the 22 you'll have to pick up a copy of the Tulsa World when it comes out. hahaha. I'm not sure when it's supposed to be published though ... it'll be on the Tulsa world's web site I think, also.
Dane with a 13 lb'r
another nice one at 10 lbs