# Thread: IT'S ALL IN THE BOOK, THE CATFISH HUNTERS

1. ## IT'S ALL IN THE BOOK, THE CATFISH HUNTERS

Believe it or not, I got a call from Justin Edwards this AM telling me about a large flathead caught on LKN and Justin said that a friend had sent it to him. The friend was a friend of the fellow that caught it. Justins informed me that the guys had a fifty pound scale and it would not weigh it !

34" girth X 34" girth = 1156 X 41" length = 47396 divided by 800 = 59.25 pounds.

PS, this was a CPR fish !

2. E-mail it to me Mac and I can resize it....

3. Thankyou Sir for that report!
The book of knowledge is a great book..ISYN..

4. Here are the pics....great flathead.

very nice fish, thanks for sharing

6. Thank's for posting that up Sir Mac.

7. WylieCat you need to give that man some pointers on taking pictures of large Flatheads man ! Even though it was still a hell of a cat !

8. "...WylieCat you need to give that man some pointers on taking pictures of large Flatheads...."

Funny you say that!

Eric Jenkins from Team Hook Line and Sinker and I were talking about some pictures of flatheads caught this spring. There was one that looked to be 45-50 pounds, and the angler said it weighed 36 pounds. Then there was another that the angler said weighed 55 pounds and I would have bet it was not over 40-45.

Eric has a formula: guess the weight, cut it in half, and add 8 pounds. For you kids good in math I think this is right: gw x .5 + 8 = egw "EGW" stands for educated guess weight......LOL!!

Seriously, never take a picture of a flathead from the side like a blue; flatheads look small that way. Always hold them vertical and photograph them viewing dorsal side. The flared gills helps to add 10% to the body weight!!

I think what makes guessing a flathead weight tough is that they appear anatomically proportionate from about 25-45 pounds. Once they surpass that 40-45 pound range you really start to see a difference in the stomach area.

9. Wow

10. It also depends on the size of the person in the background. Maybe i should turn sideways next time i cpr with a big fish.