Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Big Cat Guide Service Sweatshirts

Someone from one of our recent trips wants me to order them a couple sweatshirts for Christmas presents. I will be placing the order next week. If there is anyone else who would like one please let me know. They are cheaper the more I order. The cost will be between $40-$50 depending on how many I order.

These are nice sweatshirts. They are thick and very warm. If you got one from the last order you probably need another one by now so let me know!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wounded Warriors October 2012

Mikey(Marines), Kyle(Army) and Britt (Marines ) were my guest aboard the Catfish Cadillac for the Wounded
Warrior MasterCatters2 Fishing Tourney out of Hopewell.
Britt on the right stepped on an IED(and is doin ok as long as you feed him Corona's) (without the lime) and is next to Kyle who was injured in an auto accident and doin ok and then of course Mikey - the one that looks like he is sitting down (really on a step stool and also a marine(his story later).
Mikey did pull in this 33 lber against the current and he was lookin bigger than any 33 but
I am not one to fudge(how can I - I am a fisherman).

Time to back up on Britt. He has had 7 surgeries. He has a titanium plate in his head with a 12 open stitched up to show for it.
He has had his voice box rebuilt(still talked almost aas much as me) and little use of his right arm. He was a happy go lucky 23 yr old who went to war so we could enjoy what we do so taking these guys out just made me feel warm and fuzzy all over and helping me out and his first cat trip was Steve Hudson who's dad had served in Korea. We all were glad to show these guys a good time and we did.

This fish was a nice 21 lber that got our day started. There were more pics but will try to post later.
We had 2nd biggest fish out of the 21 boats entered in the tourney. These young guys had a blast and I was assisted by my first mate - Joey Fincher aka Gilligan ! Plenty of food and drink and prizes given out after the ceremonies.

Call me today Joe on the 24ft Sweetwater pontoon aka The Catfish Cadillac - heat - cushion seats, music and you name it. Phone is 804-690-8469. We seem to be getting several hogs each trip.

Tonight I am going out striper fishing with rattletraps at an "unknown location" ! ! ! ! !

Lots of fish - call Scott and visit the Pamunkey River - you are gonna catch fish with Capt. Scott ! 804-690-3875. I hope to hear from some of our fans. Winter fishing is almost here - it's always 72 degrees on the catfish cadillac and for the young at heart Scott's 21ft Carolina Skiff does it all with speed ! Cya Capt Joe

PS - God Bless his soul - Mikey, the marine, was in Okinawa and fell off a long board(skateboard) going 40 mph ! Joey told him he'd have to come up with a better story than that but Mikey is sticking with it. Still don't know what his injuries were but somehow he was a "Wounded Warrior" and thanks to everyone one of them for their sacrifice. You might say we picked on Mikey a little bit but even at 5' 4" he took it like a Marine ! ! !

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Make-up Catfishing Trip

Is there anyone who would like to participate in a Make-up Catfishing Trip? I have had people ask me over the years but have never tried it. If you are not familiar with the concept of a make-up trip it is when a group of people come together for a fishing trip that may not know each other. Sometimes there will be 1 or 2 people who want to do a trip but it is less expensive per person to have more people go. So if there is anyone interested in doing a trip like this let me know. I have picked 2 dates for this trip to be November 24 or December 1st. You can sign up for either day just let me know which day you want. The cost will be $100 per person regardless of how many people come. There must be at least 2 people signed up for the day to make is worth going. The max number of people we will take on this trip is 4.

Monday, October 15, 2012

10-13 Pamunkey Trip

Saturday I took out my wife's Grandfather and some of the guys that lived in my old neighborhood. The weather couldn't have been any better with highs in the 60's and very little wind. We started out getting some bait and no trouble at all finding that. We also caught a ton of turtle and a couple small puppy drum while we were getting bait.

Our first good cat of the day was this 20 pound blue.

A little later we had this nice 28 pounder. Right before we caught this one we had a fish slam a pole about as hard as I have ever seen. We had it one for a minute before it broke our like. You never know how big it was but it sure seemed like a monster!

 While we were fishing a spot in a creek this raccoon walked along the marsh and then swam across the creek.

This fish was about 12-15 pounds but he hit the rod so hard he unscrewed my rod holder.

The leaves are starting to change and its a great time to go fishing. As the water cools down the fishing heats up.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cooler weather....More fish !

Love Fall Time.....Oct 4th Stripers are now gonna be another new target fish AFTER we put a few big cats on board. Capt JOE

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Capt Joe's 9-29 Trip

The Bite is On - Captain Joe on the Catfish Cadillac(24ft pontoon) 
Did I mention it was HEATED ? ? ?  
We had our first day trip of the fall/winter season Saturday as my first mate (CatfishBOB) and I stayed busy early in the day pullin' in some nice cats. Matt graduated from his High School and his MOM and DAD asked him what he wanted for a present. Long story short - he's holding it - A 40 lb Blue Cat ! ! !  
Awesome family pic of Shelly and Woody  and Matt with his hawg ...........super nice family and we all had a blast .......
Within 15 minutes he pulled in his second big cat - CITATION 30 lbs ! ! !
The rods just kept slammin' down. Woody and Shelly his mom let Matt pull in every fish on our trip.
Flatheads love live bait ! Suprise - a nice but small flathead. Well small to me but bigger than any flathead Matt had caught back home in West Virginia. I was afraid to ask but they do have cars now and indoor plumbing in West Va. How times change !
Finally we moved and anchored and a 21 pounder slams the pole again. His 3rd biggest for the day.
We pulled in about 3-4 more smaller fish but overall an awesome day. Give us a call as Matt is ready to book for the spring season already hoping to get in on the BIG Striper action.