Which is more annoying? Asian Carp or flat tires?
It’s a toss-up for me. Like a lot of people lately, we ran into our fair share of Asian Carp, but we found my PB Mississippi river Catfish and Spotted Gar, as well!
Welcome to episode three of the ANGLR Tour.
Onward and out!
Last night we were camping in Southern Ohio at the beautiful Rocky State park. Thanks to all who read my #grindsquad blog and poked fun at my choice of a pillow. Surprisingly a roll of T.P. is suitable for this head. But nonetheless, we wised up and grabbed pillows to avoid the long-term affects of the next two months.
We made it to St. Louis by about 6pm and met up with Jake Derhake just under a major hydro damn. Alex nor I, two southern Ohio-ians, had ever seen the Mississippi river, or any river this size for that matter.
It’s massive water!
We went directly from the Jeep to Jakes custom, massive, rhino-lined tank of a boat, and started fishing directly under the damn for Mississippi River Catfish.
Catfish, a species I’ve rarely targeted. Meow!
Five minutes after baiting cut American Shad to 100lb braided line hanging from a massive circle hook, I was fighting the largest catfish of my life.
After the Rocky Fork dink fest, it felt great to feel line screaming from the reel as I just held on to a double-digit fish. The feeling of this pissed-off monster deep beneath me is what hooked me to fishing in the first place.
Fish Landed. It was 18lbs of pure Blue Cat muscle, and my new personal best.
Yeah, you catfish guys are probably laughing at me. “18lb minnow,” you might say. I know, I know, they reach 50+lb, so I shouldn’t brag. But I’m from Ohio, remember!?