35lb. Flathead...

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by GoFish_Tony, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    Here are some pictures from Friday night.
    Fished the Rock River in Rock Falls, IL.
    Fished with my oldest son Christopher from about 8pm till about 1am Sat.

    We caught 7 fish total that night and 5 more the next morning. Most were Channel cats and a few Drum. The biggest one this weekend was this one I caught at 35lbs and 38" long. Had a small piece of cut Bluegill on a 4/0 Circle hook. I had switched to small bait and a smaller hook because I thought I was getting hits from Carp and wanted to catch one. I was shocked to catch this Flathead (my very FIRST Flathead) on such small bait.

    She put up one heck of a fight and was the biggest fish I have ever caught in my life! I took real good care of her and was thrilled to release her to fight another day!
    What a blast!

    My co-workers can't figure out why I got this dumb smile on my face!
    LOL!!
    :big_smile::tounge_out:

    Dang that was a FUN night!

    Tight lines,
    Tony
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  2. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    One more picture before turning her lose.
     

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  3. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    tony that was a great picture thank you for posting it.even better you turned her lose.i hope when and if i catch a flathead like that i turn her lose to.once again thank you.
     
  4. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    nice fish. i look forward to returning to the rock hopfully this season.
     
  5. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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    Great looking flathead Tony! Thanks for posting the pics. I love catching big flatheads!
     
  6. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    It seems to me alot of my B.O.C. brothers had a great weekend on the water. Congrats to you on that nice CPR brother.:0a32::0a23:
     
  7. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Very nice fish man, congrats on the catch.
     
  8. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the catch Tony
     
  9. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Outstanding Tony! I understand. Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. vegasryder

    vegasryder New Member

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    Great job!!! Hopefully i catch one as big before the year is out.
     
  11. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    congrats on the PB flathead.... thanks for the post, and the pics.....

    "You both have a nice looking smile"

    bayrunner ray
     
  12. santeecat12

    santeecat12 New Member

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    thats a nice one i wish i could find a place to catch them that big
     
  13. allflats

    allflats Member

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    Very nice fish.Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Great looking fish there Tony!! See all that time spent on here finally paid off. :wink:
     
  15. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on a nice flathead.
     
  16. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    way to go tony!! CPR spread the word. thanks for sharing the pics too.
     
  17. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats Tony!!! Not sure how I missed this thread but Way to go Brother!!! I owe you reps for it!
     
  18. RiverKing

    RiverKing New Member

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    Nice fish Tony, reps to you.
     
  19. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Nice fish man. Getting your biggest catfish ever is always an exciting time. Hey at least you got some pictures! My largest cat was caught with the camera sitting on the counter at the house.
     
  20. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Way to go Tony, great looking fish!!!