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Out There: Yo-yoing for cats with 'Toothpick'

In the South, if a grown man asks you to go yo-yoing, he's not asking you to play with a kid's toy. He's talkin' fishin'.

Updated: January 14, 2005, 2:53 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

Last summer, Billy "Toothpick" Blakeley reminded me how much fun playing with yo-yos can be.

We were supposed to be catching the giant bluegills inhabiting Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake.

Unfortunately, the bluegills played hard to get.

After a long, almost-fishless morning, I suggested to Toothpick — a fishing guide at Blue Bank Resort — that we do something different.

"How 'bout yo-yos?" he inquired.

"What?" I asked.

"Yo-yos," he said. "Let's go yo-yoing."

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