Tangling with Catfish on the Mississippi River, Bumping for River Panda's

Join Steve Douglas, the Catfish Dude, on a new journey that leads him to St. Louis, MO, to fish with his newly acquired Tangling with Catfish Bumping Rod. He is joined by Captain Ryan Casey of "Show Me Catfishing Guide Service".

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welcome back to another episode of wild catters tv today i am on the mississippi river with captain ryan casey and we're
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going to be testing out the new tangling with catfish bumping rods uh for you guys that don't know i've
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been sponsored by with catfish probably for the last 15 years and um
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our guest today or i i might say i'm the guest today in his boat but uh our guest on our show today is brian
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casey of show me catfish and guys correct yes sir that's the one so we're
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you're based in st louis yeah we fish in mississippi at missouri river here in the st louis area uh we do
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travel a little bit south and north depending on you know where the big school of fish is or where the fighting good but uh typically you're going to
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find us right here in the st louis area well captain ryan has been actually testing this new tangled catfish rod for
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about four years i understand and they've come to a
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an end to this which actually is what's the name of this rod if they got any kind of certain name as
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jerry put a name to it i call it the panda slayer panda slayer yeah jerry don't like that name so
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that's what i'm calling it it's the panda layer okay but uh no it's it's a twc bumping rod
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and uh i really feel like you know they nailed it with this one it's it's a universal
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rod it's got multi-uh purpose for walking baits from an anchor position to bump in i've used it anchor fishing we
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caught a hundred and uh a hundred plus pound fish uh with 28 ounces of lead
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walking baits at anchor positions oh this rod is tough it's light it's sensitive it does
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anything you need to do and uh
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and that's letting some line out wow but uh it's it's a great rod and i tell you
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what it's the best one i've put in my hands and you know i know everybody's i've gotten a lot of positive feedback
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in the short amount of time that people have been using it so i feel really good about it you know
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it's it's durable that's one of the main things i wanted in a in a bumping rod
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because i broke so many tips and you know we have people that are just harsh on them yeah
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and uh we're fishing in a lot of wood right now
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there we go we've also got on board with us uh ryan's dad dennis casey as well
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he's actually a certified captain as well but retired excellent that's right a little too old oh
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well as the look of it it does need to get you do have to do a little work when you're down here oh absolutely i mean
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you know the customers don't but uh for the captain it's a
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it's a labor of love though but it is a it is a lot of work you know uh early mornings catching bait
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making sure uh making sure everything's taken care of so the customers can just show up and
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catch fish yeah there's so much wood down through here it's it's hard to make it through it but if
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you can alright ryan when you're uh looking for a spot to do your bumping what what are you looking for you know
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uh there's there's several different things you look for it depends on what the fish's pattern is at that time but
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what i like to look for a lot is structure you know uh channel ledges wood rock you know anything that uh is a
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current break for these fish where they can pull up out of oh there is
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yeah he hit it and dropped it i don't think he was very big but um anywhere they can kind of get out of
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that current and and kind of rest or pull into to feed
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you know and a lot of times out here especially in the summertime these things like to get
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on the sand dunes or sand humps and there's little drop-offs on the back of those and those might be right out in the middle of the river but that's
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structured you know that's something that they can pull up out of the current
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and uh get out from underneath this log yeah you got to pay attention to what you're
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doing for sure too yeah there we go
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it's a non-stop uh this right here you have to know at all times where your bait is and that's where a sensitive rod
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comes into play i mean i can feel it walk right into that tree i knew what it was yeah and knew i had to come out you
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know to kind of pull it out of it and uh you know there's little tricks that make
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you a better bumper you know feel is is 90 of the game 95 probably i mean you
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got to feel everything what you're doing then there's little tricks to get out of snags because you're going to find them especially what we're fishing today
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we're fishing in whole trees and and lay downs so in heavy current we've got
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trolling motor running on nine right now trying to go below a mile an hour and just presenting these baits in the
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little drops and behind the structure and if you can walk it up over that tree and behind it you know that's where he lives that's
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right that's where he's going that's home get another piece of bait yep well ryan is one of the old school
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catfishermen that i've known for many many years we've been friends how about like 15 maybe yeah i'd say it's been like
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2008 back in the voc days yeah so uh ryan ryan's actually made his
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living doing this so he's he's kind of on top his game on as far as uh what you need
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to design one of these rods i know there's a lot of bumping rods out there but as far as i'm concerned there's only one
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true bumping rod created by a man that does it for a living so i'm going to stick with that
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that rod myself you know there's a lot of other great catfishermen that had input on this rod like the massing gills
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oh yeah they put they put input on this rod and you know we wanted to make sure we had
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it right so we'll help you all check them out i'm excited i appreciate that steve it is a good
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ride and uh you know so far we really had good success with it and
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i'm just excited for all the feedback and and people using it in tournaments this year and let me know how they like
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it yeah you know but we're going to use it uh you know this is this is our rod and
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we've been using tingling with catfish rods almost since we started 12 years ago and
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using them exclusively so uh i'm really excited that they reached out to us to help them design this rod
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and we could get past this structure we'll catch a fish
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there's a bunch of it in what's the biggest one you've bumped up
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out of here uh biggest one i've ever we've ever bumped up is 93 pounds 93 93
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yep we caught a 101 a 103 drifting um with the side runs you know but uh 93
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is the biggest one we've bumped up and the biggest one we bumped up with uh one of the prototypes is 86
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so and then that was last year so we've had some really good success
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and some big fish with it and i know i know it's going to catch you know we
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did we did catch you know 100 plus pounder you know on the anchor walking baits with one so right that's the
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biggest fish i ever caught on one that i know of so far but as uh more people get them in their hands i'm sure that's
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gonna be broken yeah but i mean i'll go over a little bit about
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you know man i'll tell you what take your eye off the prize for just a second
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and you get hung up get hung up yeah oh there he is come on
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come on here we go oh that one's got some mussels or some meat
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a little better fish there yeah well i was just one of them ones where you drop it off in a hole and it just goes slack
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and uh look at that uh oh yes oh that's dragged
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it's going yeah so ryan ryan when's the last time you got to do bumping yourself man it's been
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since uh october of last year this is my first trip out uh we've been doing a lot
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of spot lift locking and and whatnot uh catching a lot of nice fish but
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you know we steve said he wanted to come out and get this new bumping rod from tangling with
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catfish and shoot a little video of it we've been working on this rod for four years um i've got a lot of the other pro old
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prototypes in the boat but uh this is my first chance getting to bump with the brand new one with the colors and uh with the new look
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and still the same old rod we've been using and catching a lot of big fish on look at him go that's one thing about
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this rod is it's extremely light it's sensitive and it's got the full grip on it
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so you know like if dad reels up and has to help me net this fish he can set his rod and hold her leave it out there if
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you're walking baits you walk him back setting in the holder and uh
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it doesn't you've got to feel through blank so it doesn't it doesn't take away any of the sensitivity i've heard people
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arguing that but the best thing about this rod is the light the light action on this thing uh it's got extremely
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light tip that when those fish are kind of neutral or negative and they kind of are today
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picks they'll pick it up and bounce the rod and i think it gives you a little more time
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um with those fish they don't feel that thunk you know on that on that stiff action rod right and uh they'll hang on
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to it a little longer and give you you know those few precious seconds you need to get the hooks in them and i
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don't think this one's gonna be a monster but uh he's taking some good drag and he was definitely better than that you
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can see another nice thing about these rods is i have yet to be able to break one now
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i'll probably snap this thing in two after i say something like that but i mean you can leave
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they're just gripping i think we just gripped this fish you can really lean on these fish i mean it's got plenty of
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backbone plenty of power you know you can look at the bend in that right i've got the forearm quiver
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because i'm still pretty weak what kind of current we're in today
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we're running a 112 trolling motor on eight and a half trying to go about point six point seven
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and uh really slow it down and put it in front of these fish this fish hit a big skipjack head that dad caught this
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morning for us and uh i think we're about to see him i think he's going to be about 20 pounds if i
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had to guess oh i thought he'd be bigger than that but just burnt it i haven't really let up on it about four mile an
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hour yeah four mile an hour yeah all right he might be 25 yeah i'm gonna ease up on
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him here and back up and let dad gripper this fish for me that's one nice thing
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about this boat this whole pro guide she's got plenty of room
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now see i can really he is oh yeah he's 25 easy
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there he is he might be dirty
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he's a fat healthy fish i know that he put up a good fight he's mid to upper 20s yeah healthy fish
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oh yeah good way to start the day guys yeah good way to start the day yes sir nice healthy specimen i've been using
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these little seven night trokar hooks seven and six out on these things
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and i'm gonna tell you they're mean oh there we go
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all right buddy let's see there he is yeah pretty little fish not a bad one for your first first uh
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outing yeah yeah so you're you're saying that the temperature uh is dictating when you can start
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bumping you know you can cut these 24. i'm gonna let him go you can catch fish
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when it's much colder than when i like to start bumping but my my philosophy on
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on bumping and moving baits is i like anything above 65 degrees right i think fish are more apt to chase i'm not
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saying you can't catch them when it's 50 degrees bumping but i think more
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consistently for big fish for them being willing to chase i think once it hits 65 degrees and up
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that's when those big fish are more apt to move so i catch more of my big fish on anchor
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spot locking walking baits and stopping them than i do drifting or bumping in the
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cold 65 degrees or better yep and uh that's my take on let's go get another
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one all right you're gonna have that bait how far
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behind your boat well um you know that varies on how much curry you're in and what and what size weight
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cookies um i try grandmother
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there's my guy right there that's my favorite size
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oh the skipjack that's my favorite size cut them just like that
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that's my big fish bait right there
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that's that's king candy huh so
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you know i said there's there's different styles and a lot of people have different uh
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you know i'd say techniques when it comes to bumping some people like to uh bump really fast and aggressive to
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get a reaction bite you know they're really going pretty fast you know two three four miles an hour and they're
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jigging the pole and letting the you know letting the bait down trying to get that reaction bite cover a
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lot of water and when fish aren't feeding work very well that is a technique where you can get some extra
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bites my presentation most of the time is uh is as natural as i think you can
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try to get it you know without moving the bait a lot you know basically just walking it back um i usually like to be
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you know somewhere around two or three hundred foot behind the boat something like that and um get into a zone where you can
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just drop the weight boom it's right there lift it back up you know three six inches off the bottom like i said
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sometimes um you know the fish are pulled up off the bottom and your fish finder will tell you that sometimes you
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need to put a float on or a longer leader and you don't want to attack those fish that
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way but most of the time when they're when they're hanging tight to the structure out in the current um you know
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i'm trying to make it as natural as possible and take it right to the fish put it right in front of them as naturally as i think you know you can
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so i'm just basically lifting it up holding it there dropping it down there's the bottom bring it back up drop
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it down until i feel the bottom again and then just lift it up you know just nice and smooth so when you first deploy
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it though you just keep letting it out and letting it out until you hit the until you feel it hit the button hit the bottom then i lift it up
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check for the bottom again if i got a lot more line out and when you start bumping is all about feel so
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when you first get started use a heavier weight if anybody's uh starting out trying to do this save yourself some
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time use a heavy weight you can fish right underneath the boat and catch fish that heavy that heavy weights really
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going to allow you to get a feel for the bottom and that's what this this whole game is about is
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it's the feel and that's something that can't be taught you know that's something you're going to have to learn and practice with
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and get good at so use a heavy weight you if you're dragging your bait on the bottom or anything like that sure you
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can catch a few fish but you have no idea where it's at you don't know if you're hung up you don't know if you have a bite
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and it doesn't look natural you know if they're really feeding sure you can catch a fish sometimes dragging anyway
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that is something that's gonna you're gonna beat your head against the wall because you're gonna lose a ton of tackle
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so use a heavier weight when you get started and what you wanna do is you wanna be able to drop that rod tip and
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feel it hit bottom every time you want to be able to and if you can't feel it
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you know you need to let out and if you can't find the bottom reel it back in because it's probably tangled up or in a
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structure or something like that all i'm doing essentially is just
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feeling for the bottom you know dropping it down there's the bottom if the bottom starts coming to you you know you just reel up
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and you always want to make sure you're in that strike zone you know that three to six inches for me most of the time
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like i said sometimes they're up sometimes they're hugging real tight but
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when when you start getting good at the feel of these things and that's where sensitive rod comes into play
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there's little things that'll make you better um there's a little pull when you hit a
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drop off it just it's a little slight pull that you'll feel and that's when you need to let line out and the faster
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you can realize that the faster you're going to get it down right on that drop and in that in front of that fish's face
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and then uh you know hopping it up over things like rocks and logs and and getting it down on the back side of them
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you know that's where those big ones a lot of times will come from so the feel is the most important thing so
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you like i said need a light sensitive rod and um and practice you know i can
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teach the fundamentals to people but i always tell them they need to go out and practice and and using a heavier weight and fish
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in areas that aren't like not an area like we're fishing today this is this is a more advanced uh horse right here but
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um we're trying to hang a big fish for you all and uh right now i'm not thoroughly convinced they're they're the
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big ones are in here but uh there are some fish in here so we're gonna pound out until the end of it and then maybe
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go find a new stretch and see if we can't get on a better school of fish so but um yeah it's all about feel uh just
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you know hang with it it's gonna be frustrating there's gonna be a lot of times where you're losing a lot of tackle and beating your head against the
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wall i mean i've been hung up at least three or four times already but the faster you realize it you can also drop
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your rod and reel out of those things a lot of times so the feel won't come you know
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automatically it's something you got to practice with but you always just want to keep in contact with the bottom and
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know where it is at all times and this technique will a lot of times tell you what kind of bottom you're fishing if
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it's rock mud sand so you know if there's wood there you can feel all that so it really it helps
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you get a better perspective of your body and water too so it's a really
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fun way to catch these things if you've never done it to feel a fish hit it and
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then you come back on him and he comes back on you i've actually been spread out sprawled
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out across the motor on embarrassing enough like a 61 pound fish almost pulled me in one night oh i was going i
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hooked it i was going back to hand it to somebody and that joker turned and i mean i was sprawled out if that motor
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wasn't there i was going swimming i was there that night yeah that's that's the fact that if that motor hadn't been
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there he'd have been in the river that was the meanest 61 pound fish i've ever seen oh he was gonna hand it to a
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customer yeah i mean typically um you know when we do bumping trips it's a
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one or two person trip and you know we can go over the fundamentals and and most of the time get you on some fish
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and catch you you know we don't like to hook them for people and hand them to you but um this is something that
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requires quite a bit of you know dirt i don't know what you say but dexterity
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and patience endurance and endurance and all that determination this is physical
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work right holding a rod with a heavy weight on it and uh and holding it all day you know but that's where the
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tangled catfish rod comes the bumping rod comes in because it's really lightweight yep it's 8.3 ounces and it's
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your real probably weighs more than that it does i'm not near as proficient as this as ryan is but this rod is one of the best
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they were definitely the best one i've ever used as far as feeling yeah i mean it helps the novice as well as the as
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the pro yeah dad can catch one with it anybody anybody anywhere no that's
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pretty good i'm not gonna like decent but uh well those are some great tips
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for the the guys starting out on this bumping oh it's big it's great you know and uh get
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yourself a good light rod uh plenty of tackle because you're gonna lose a bunch and uh get in some current get a
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trolling motor and uh and have at it it's a lot of fun and if you don't have any of those things give me a call and we'll be happy to take you out now this
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just average sinker weight what do we what if a guy
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was going to go out and buy some tackle right now to do this with well it depends on where you're fishing i mean
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if you're going to do the ohio river you know you look three quarters of an ounce an ounce two ounce you know three ounce you know those kind of things and
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there's times on the mississippi when the water is low or the current's low you can you can use you know two ounces
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or an ounce uh but like right now we're using eight if we were in deeper water we'd probably be using 12s or 16s you
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know the depth of the water the speed of the current those play a big factor in how much
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weight you know you need to use and like i said if you're starting out you start off with a heavier weight if i if i had
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somebody starting out today i'd have at least probably a 14 or a 16 ounce weight
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that's hard to hold all day but it's gonna give them a lot more feel for
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where the bottom is and in the long run then we can start lightening up their weight when they get used to that one
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and get them back there a little bit but like i said you can catch fish uh directly underneath the boat you know
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we do it drifting all the time so oh there he is yep there he is
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he's still on yeah he's there
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i didn't have the bail closed yeah
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so
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oh
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oh that's a nice one yeah
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there we go that's 30 in it yeah that's a 30. that's a 35 probably
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is that three to one steve no it's three to two three
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yeah i got three and so that means you got two uh-oh oh fatherly competition here huh oh yeah
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oh yeah always always has been well what he doesn't understand it's
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like kids you know you try to put them on fish or on the boat for them oh try to put them over fish make sure they
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have a good time keep their interest up that's what it's all about yeah
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it gets cranky if he's not catching bored starts asking to play on my phone you
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guys know how it is do you need some help yeah
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here yeah where's the pliers at right here at
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my leg
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yeah he might be 35 now that look at him he's long be skinny yeah
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can anybody see it nope it's on you there it is 38 38 38. all right
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let me hold him up get a picture okay that's a nice one yeah
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yeah that's a good fish all right yep
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hold this now all right let's get this fish back
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thank you buddy all right
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getting a little bigger you can't blow it anyway for a minute
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nice smooth bottom you like a smooth bottom huh yeah i don't like it as much for catching fish but it's a hell of a
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lot nicer than their fighting lay down after lay down
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so on the mississippi river on may 17th by the way
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happy birthday to my lovely daughter that i'm not there but she's still better get that in happy
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birthday happy birthday birthday what what what's the fish pattern should be in this time of year in may what are
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they what are they looking to do right now you know they're a lot of them are kind of i think following a lot of the
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bait up and moving into their spawning you know getting ready to move into their spawning areas so they'll they'll
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congregate a lot of times like this area here we're right below no price dam and
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i think a lot of times you know they'll congregate below dams and and in areas you know tributaries like confluence
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areas between two bodies of water and and pull up into areas that they will typically go
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to spawn so they'll kind of congregate in those areas and they're feeding up before the spawn right so i mean this is
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a you know our blue cats here typically spawn about the second week of june so this is a great time this is usually
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when you catch a fish he's kind of at his healthiest you know they're fat they're in good shape uh i think 65 degree water
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temperatures right now we're at 73 i think um is kind of when they fight the hardest oh yeah they're just
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they're just jacked up so um you know it's a great time i'm not really crazy
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about the weather we've had and our river's on a pretty good fall after a big rise
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so those aren't my favorite times to fish but you know when the river's falling
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like that the fish they'll still feed they just move a lot of times out more towards the middle of the river and
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get into these areas with a lot of you know snags and drop offs and things like that so
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uh the red barn out there they might be out more in the middle
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and i wouldn't bet money
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where do you get your lead at that's uh huge are you rolling them yourself uh no i get my lead from bluff city tackle
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love city tackle yeah two pounds two pounds
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dang near you you're you're not bumping with two pounds are you not here no i mean but there's times where you
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need to really yeah are walking baits i've never been in that much current before
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there's i've anchored with 24 ounces but i've never we had one of those in a 16 on up there at the dam to hold that
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bottle oh really yeah you got to break free on a 10 pound fish
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still there
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oh there he is crushed it that boy crushed it yeah he did
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what do you think that's cody
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yeah
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hey i heard some drag going yeah
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i'm gonna get this one out of your way and we'll just drift back on this we're gonna make old mr drug let's fight
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that fish in return you made your dad do it well yeah i'll make you do
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it i don't mind i i feel good now i feel like i'm 30 years old after
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losing 100 i bet you too man that's off you look great
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thing about it i told you i don't want to release something in for 280 yards or 280 feet
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the one thing about losing weight is you do feel good but that's a that's a downfall too
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because i think you're 30 years old next day after you do what you think you
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can do you regret it you realize you're not 30 years old yeah
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all right steve i'm gonna cut you off just you and him now coming in easy now
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i'm falling all over the place here there you go steve he's not as big as
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dennis's little scrapper huh yeah yeah you got
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him yeah ain't nothing wrong with that fish no that's a nice fish
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what you got the way he's caught double double went through through and
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through yeah
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i know hooks are raining yeah they are let's see what you got there steve my first mississippi river blue this year
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we fix and go down helena tear them up tear them up i hope me and uh mike mitchell's gonna go down here oh
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you got a good one there you guys ought to do well all right let's go hit a different stretch see if
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we can't get on one of them uh big fish all right get her done
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for this deep water it won't be bad it'll keep you about where you want to be
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so
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now
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oh man catfish's dude is on fire
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you got it going on don't he yeah what are you doing back there sandra when you're peeping your mouth i'm just
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running the boat doing what i do put people up putting people on fishing what are you doing i'm
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just standing here holding a rod i'm just a rattler that's it
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yeah feel the fight feel the fight
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that's always nice when you're fighting you get to look at that but you really do with these rides you need to feel it all
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yeah a lot of people don't know that but i'm the one that gave jeremy that was right oh really i didn't know that at
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first yeah if you look at my first video i advertised for tangled catfish back 15
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years ago it's got to feel the fight on it i guess jeremy liked it that's a good slogan
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well it's cause you could you could feel the fight all them other rods that was out there like the black and blues i don't remember the black i do yeah
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uh they were just so huge and everybody thought they needed broomsticks broomsticks for these fish and i wanted
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to feel a fight and you can definitely feel the fight with this rod i might have to just go to
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all these rides they're fun i mean you catch them uh you know they're good anchor right
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they're expectable in there you're one of those teenagers yeah you got this one or you smell i'm good
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all right i'm okay i'm gonna keep drowning this skipjack man
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all right guys we got the fish on the rod
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self-filming self-filming you guys won't even stop
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you know what though for years i've always fished by myself so i'd be weird for somebody to do this
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for me
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there we go guys another mississippi river fish
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ryan's putting us on the meat we're on the little me
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wait what you say uh
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that's a big hit take it down buddy come on [Music]
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i can't tell but feels like he's got some heft to him one one is where they thunk it and then they
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just sit there on it and that's the exact bite i'm telling you about where this softer rod tip saved the day
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he was able to detect that well i mean you can detect it because they hammer it you know right but then they just sit
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there on it they don't they don't turn and go with it they don't you know just crush it they're kind of just
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sucking it in and hammering it and a lot of times they'll spit it out if they feel anything ah so that that that
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softer tip right there i will guarantee you save that fish now we might lose it
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but but i'm pretty sure it's it we're catching this fish because
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of that softer rod tip right there man i'm getting the blue belly on this side i'm gonna try to get it on the
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other side now i really can't tell how big he is
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it was a good bite though it's one of them thunk bites that you like right like to have and usually
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they'll turn and go the other way but when they're when they're a little finicky
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i like the way he's swimming to the side
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i i think we might have a decent fish i can't tell for sure he's coming up kind
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of easy well your dad's had the biggest one so far well we'll probably cut that one out
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let's see what we got here let's lift up on this joker now he's coming up pretty easy i think he's
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i think he's gonna be in that 20 to 30 pound oh 30 pound range
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maybe maybe a heavy 30.
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you got the net out huh yeah oh babes they will a lot of times this is where they go crazy all right here he comes up
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oh he's a nice one yeah
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he's he's at least mid 40s and we're going to get down let me in there for the night look at this ride
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look at that thing i didn't get a great look i thought he
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might be closer to 50. yeah he's a big fish that's a 50. he's 50 at least
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that's a mississippi river 50. that's that's a white one too that's a it's a damn white whale boys
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[Laughter] call me ishmael dad here he comes
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get him out away from the boat i can't do it that's on you if he comes off
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there you go get that joker look at that face it is a great it is a great white white
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white whale oh yeah that's a good one yeah there you go
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look it had a pretty fair one and we would have not gotten that fish without that light tip i guarantee you
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and that right there is why i love that rod where it handled it too yes sir i like
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the that's a fact that's what i'm talking about when i said these things are in their prime right now this time of year
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you are they're fat sassy you almost didn't get that fish look how he's hooked oh yeah the skin
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see that's that's where you know uh you know expert fish you know fighting skills and
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everything come into play i'm joking i don't ever get to fight these things that's luck oh it's better
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than you think yeah he's in there he's in it better than you think ah there we go
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well buddy let's see how much you weigh we'll weigh him in the net he's well over 50. yeah look at that belly he's
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already he's fat we'll get some stills and stuff for this one too you want scale uh yeah i got my 60
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pounder right there he'll do they'll do yeah think he's 60 nope i don't either
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[Music] he's a high 50. mid 50s at least all right let's see
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here what's that 60 oh 57 57 57. hey we got to use the monster
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net all right well it's time to get my old cr
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owners tournament jersey here
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well look how fat that is that's pretty fancy oh yeah pretty fish
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all right ryan hey what do you think about it that's uh that's a nice fish dwc bumper ride boys
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check them out yep we're gonna get this fish back in the water appreciate y'all watching nice fish
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thank you buddy i'm going with you my friend look i
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ain't going i may be bad luck because alex nasheed you remember that video
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you about went out of that boat that time high five buddy good deal yeah
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high five dad
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yeah that was that was a classic you saw i got excited once
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because that's that well he didn't slack it he just sat on it he just sat on it man he
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he was you know one of those ones where they could just spit it just as easy you know
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and get that thunk and then they'll just spit it most of the time you get that thunk it'll go slack and then they'll
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start to pull and i just go down with them with my rod tip and then sweep back on right and uh
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you know just like you've been doing but uh he just sat there and i had to just go
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for it you know raise my rod tip to start reeling
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all right folks that's about all the time we have for today i want to thank captain ryan casey for bringing me out
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thanks for coming steve yep and uh just wanted to uh remind everybody if you like
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this technique of bumping you can do that it's not restricted to the mississippi river you can do it on the ohio river any of the rivers you've got
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current you just have to adjust your weight sizes for that but uh if you're looking for some great
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equipment twc's got the right bumping rods you need and that's tangling with
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catfish tangledcatfish.com tell me what you think about that new bumping rod that's the best i've ever
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used puts more fish in the boat for me just like you guys saw with that uh that 50 you know i don't think i would have
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caught that fish with a stiff action rod i think he would have popped it and spit it the way he sat there like that if
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you've ever bumped a lot and you have one pop it and he doesn't start pulling or swimming
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at you he just sits on a lot of times if they feel real stiff rod they'll just spit it out and i think i don't think we
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would have caught that fish without that rod awesome so all right well ryan thanks again for
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bringing me out i had a great time enjoying it if uh you guys looking for a guided trip on the mississippi river
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check out show me catfishing guide service tell me where it get uh check us out at showmecatfishing.com
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uh we're right here in the st louis area that's www.showmecatfishing.com
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check us out give us a call all right guys thanks for watching my videos and we will see you in the next
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