140 pound flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by jerseycat9, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Tried postin this pic a while back. Two brothers had caught it snaggin in the Arkansas river. I just figured out the whole photobucket thingy[​IMG]
     
  2. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Sorry about the size of the pic I cant figure out how to enlarge LOL
     

  3. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    That's a little picture for a big catfish.
     
  4. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    this should be a better pic[​IMG]
     
  5. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    good Lord that's a big fish! too bad it was killed, although it was probably at the end of it's life anyways. It's amazing to me something that monstrous can actually catch food. a 10 pound flattie would be a snack!
     
  6. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    nuthin special. i catch em like that and use em for bait. :)
     
  7. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    your a kid after my own heart there , jayson :lol:

    that is a big fish to bad it was snagged i dont think that counts as a record . i know iv hung into them that big here on the ohio river even tho i have no proof . thanks for sharing the pic
     
  8. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Now thats a flathead:tounge_out:
     
  9. riverwiskers

    riverwiskers New Member

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    Thats unreal man. Sure wish the picture was better. Thanks for sharing.

    Dale
     
  10. jerseycat9

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    Sorry guys about the half arsed attempt at the pic but if ya go to the second pic I posted and maximise the screen it gets much bigger:embarassed:
     
  11. catcatcher311

    catcatcher311 New Member

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    WOW:eek:oooh:That is a monster shame it was snagged and killed but oh well I guess it's all part of the life cycle.
     
  12. shellerflat

    shellerflat New Member

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    can you imagine trying to get that thing in the boat
     
  13. catfishrus

    catfishrus New Member

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    im not buying that picture myself. its a trick! look at the mans arms. hes holding a fish and then this fish is posted over the other one. just dont look right to me. the man is standing too far away too.
     
  14. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    There is always one man LOL
     
  15. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    I agree, it looks photoshopped. The shadow is too, perfect and yet the man has no shadow.
     
  16. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    Bingo!! I couldn't agree more.
     
  17. catfishrus

    catfishrus New Member

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    well now there is three!
     
  18. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Alright here is the storry. In 1982 (way before photochopping) Mackey and his brother bruce set out a snagline around 10pm when they returned the fish had submerged two 2 1/2 gallon jugs. They launched the Johnboat and quickly found out that this fish was very big so Mackey had cut the upstream side of the sngline brought the boat to shore and began the fight from solid ground. after the fish was brought in the fish measured 5 feet 9 inches and measured 21 inches across the gillplate. This fish had wieghed just under 140 lbs on there dads cotton scale the same weight as the fish weighed at Hatchet Jacks Bait shop in Little Rock.This fish was on display at the state fair in 1982. And the author of this storry had found Mackeys little brother and he was very surprised that anyone would remember their fish. he also went on to state that there were a few flatheads caught in the 70s that were larger than theres. I got this article from an In Fisherman magazine from 1995 So I really doubt that this photo is doctored
     
  19. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    What kind of net do you use to get that unit in the boat?
    I know Jayson uses his little cast net & maybe Chuck too....but I ain't got a unit or even seen one at BPS could handle that. Heck I couldn't put it in my little boat. I got to get a bigger boat....
     
  20. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing jersey. That's one big boy!