22.7 lb Flathead catfish middle Kaskaskia River

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by deerhunter4, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    Largest FlatHead to date...
    Only camera I had was my cell phone so the picture is not real good but hey...I hope you enjoy looking anyway...

    We have some friends coming down from Michigan and going to try it again this weekend...I just hope I can put them on a a few nice ones...Cooler weather is coming so maybe it will get them moving some...
     

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  2. stickusmc

    stickusmc New Member

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    nice looking fish

    i hope they will be biting this weekend on the illinois
     

  3. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Paul:

    Congrats on the nice flattie! The first of many I'm sure...........







     
  4. illinois_angler

    illinois_angler Member

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    The Kaskaskia River produces alot of nice flathead. Many, I think too many, are taken from below Carlyle Lake Dam.
     
  5. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Those pics came out just fine to me. Nice fish. Good Luck this weekend. :wink:
     
  6. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    Thank You
    and I hope you are correct...

     
  7. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    dang paul! you've had a great season! Next time your fishin this close to home, call up big muddy and we'll have us a good time!
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats Paul on a nice flattie. Thanks for sharing the pics. Find all those honey holes. When and if we ever get to hook up I want you to go straight to the hot spot.
     
  9. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    Will do I like fishing the river pretty well...So listen for your phone to ring in the near future...:big_smile:

     
  10. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    Thanks Mickey,
    I will have to keep on working on the honey holes as I have not found that many as of yet...Just got some luck on the straights and flats once or twice...

    I would love to hook up some time and fish with you... I am sure you know way more holes than I could ever remember...:big_smile:

     
  11. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Oooo.. sweet daddy... makes me want to go fishing right now. Might go to carlyle sunday.
     
  12. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    yea that a nice flat, might have to go try and snag one of them too.
     
  13. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Great catch Paul. Wow you have become proficient at catching your dream fish!
     
  14. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    the phone will be waiting!
     
  15. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    Could not have done it with out your help Buddy...Thanks for sharing some of your tips...:0a31:

    Just kept going :0a32::0a32::0a32:and you showed up and I caught my first one...
    Thanks for being there to share it with me...



     
  16. Spills

    Spills New Member

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    Nice Flattie, keep em coming.
     
  17. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    dang spills, i think i just found my twin:crazy: