101 Flathead Catfish caught

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by JAinSC, May 31, 2006.

  1. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    This past weekend I passed the century mark.

    I have been keeping track of the flatheads I've caught since fall of 2001 when I began fishing for flatheads more seriously (and more successfully). Before that I had maybe caught 2 or 3 and nothing bigger than a few pounds. This past Friday I went and caught three (10, 5, and 6 pounds - lost a 20something at boatside), which brought my running total to 101. I've got nothing against a fish or two for dinner, but every one of those flatheads was released.
     
  2. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    I'd say you have them figured out. Good deal.
     

  3. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    I'm glad for people like you in the boc. Because if it wasn't for guys like you, I'd have nobody to teach the tricks of the trade. Maybe I'll see ya on the water sometime and I'll teach you a thing or two about real catfishin'. haha..I'm just kiddin'. I've yet to catch a flat! but I'm workin' on it.:big_smile: Keep it up, buddy!

    -Red
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Congrats on your 101 Flathead. Even more exciting is that you relased all 101 of them. CPR will help the sport survive for years to come.
     
  5. capt theory

    capt theory New Member

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    heres a golf clap for an incredible accomplishment.:worship:
     
  6. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    John: great job, thank for the cpr
     
  7. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Thanks for the congratulations. I sure as heck would not say I have them "figured out."

    I'm basically a weekend warrior, so I don't get to go as often as I'd like. Moslty I think I'm lucky to be fishing a good river with quite a few flatheads, and lucky enough to have figuredout one system which usually works. This past trip I did not get the first flathead until after 3AM. Why? Usually I get a couple of hits right around dusk. Was it the extra high tide?

    I usually fish in tidewater. When I go upriver a ways (only done that a few times so far), I haven't figured out how to catch them.

    If we had all the answers, what fun would that be? I look forward to working on it for years and years to come.
     
  8. tatersalad

    tatersalad New Member

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    Heck, I gonna have to come down there and learn some stuff from you

    :haha:

    oh well, another 100 flatties, and i'll have caught up with you (hehehehe)
     
  9. tbartek

    tbartek New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on the century mark!:smile2:
     
  10. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Way to go John! Bout time to write that book wouldnt ya say:wink: ?
     
  11. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    yea now have figured out the true art of them fine delicate creatures. keep it up but i dont think ill catch 101 flats. 101 CHANNELS BABY!:lol:
     
  12. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    Congradulations On the 101, Great Job!! As for me I think the Flatheads have ME figured out.:sad2:
     
  13. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    THANK YOU! Rep Coming Your Way For That!
     
  14. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    way to go on the flatheads also positive rep points for releasing them.