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01-09-2012, 09:06 PM #11
It was a great day for me. I caught my pb. today. a 38" channel. will try to get some pics from the phone to the computer. Now all I want to do is chase more. tomorow is warmer yet.
01-09-2012, 09:49 PM #12
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01-10-2012, 04:23 PM #14
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i wish i could have went out there but school and oddjobs have had me busy and tomorrow it only supposed to be 27 for a high.
01-11-2012, 04:55 PM #15
kodiak. if you ask me looks like you caught a flathead. broad head dark green wide mouth beedy eyes. ide say flathead IMO. you did better than me.
i only stayed about 3 hrs. i couldnt get a bluegill to bite. and you think so what? well that was to be my bait lol. so i tossed out a couple worms wich never do well for channels where i was. i always catch them on cut bluegill. oh well i got out and tossed in my new mings. they were smooth as butter. had no issues. love the invicta low mwmory line.
p.s. after looking at the pic in you avatar ide say without a dought its a flathead as it has an underbite. meaning the lower jaw is protruding farther than top. characteristic of a flathead. also see you got you some of them mustad lip grippers. i did not get to use mine but as you see in the pic they were ready for action.
01-11-2012, 05:22 PM #16
securedownload (4).jpgsecuredownload (5).jpgsecuredownload (6).jpgJeremy. thats what I was thinking when I caught it, someone told me if the tale was crescent moon it was a chanel. Im not sure I never caught one before. I have a couple more picks. Hopefully we can identify. Yes the lip grippers were great, learned you can't leave on to long , they rip a lip up. The ming yang cl40 I got on closeout worked great, but Paul was right the drag wasn't strong enough for a fish this size. I bought them for eatin size cats, oh well I'd take what I got anytime. The cat was more of a gray and white.
01-11-2012, 09:01 PM #17
01-11-2012, 09:12 PM #18
after looking at those pics ide definatly say flathead. that mug is a dead give away. channels have a forked tail. flatheads are suttle or almost no fork. blues have a top lip thats just even or over the bottom and channels are overbite. top is out farther. flatheads bottom jaw is longer like a scoop. hence the name shovelhead. that head shot shoes that bottom jaw sticking out and the slight swoop inward of the top jaw. the drawing of the flathead shows the tail.
look at the pics below. see the reproduction flatheads lower jaw. and look at the channels in the pic under water. it has overbite. forked tail is channel flat is flathead.
had the clickers set and on free spool. they werent going anywhere. i took the pic while standing up. but i fished sitting right next to then. feet dangleing over the water.
01-13-2012, 04:31 PM #19
thats definitely a flathead. Extremely uncommon to catch one in the winter. Nice job! Were you fishing a deep hole? They typically pile several fish high in the deep holes in the winter time so its likely there were several more right there.
01-13-2012, 04:44 PM #20
ya yould never convince me in a million years it was anything but a flathead. in illinois now thats a rare thing to see caught. unless in a warm water discharge of a power plant. very cool.
tues i fished in a sweatshirt un zipped till the sun began to fade. my avatar was tues while fishing. then put on a coat. yesterday thurs we got 5 inches of snow and the windchill was -14 last night. hell of a change.