42# flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by jason berry, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Went out tonight caught some skipjack and started fishing in my flathead spot. I had fished for 45 minutes before I caught my first fish a 10# flathead. Fished for another two hours with bites from small ones but no fish then about 9:30 I see my pole doing some tugs then he went on a slow run but he was goin. I set the hook and the drag started singin. I knew I had a good fish he did 5 runs but the last one was a dandy he ran and ran right for the hangups a very good run. He just kept pullin line off on this last run. This fish had me wondering if hes coming in the boat or if hes goin home. Finally got the little cheap walmart net on him since the good one flew out of the boat a while back. Hes a 42# flathead 43 inches long 30 inch girth. caught in 32 feet of water near 55 foot hole on the Ohio River. water temp 76.6. Very clear night. Moon was out. very calm. Fish was released to fight another day.
     

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    jason berry New Member

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    Heres one more pic.
     

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  3. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    SWEET! Thanx for sharein the adventure, :crazy:
     
  4. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    Nice flathead catfish congrats.
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like a great fishing trip, congrats and good luck in the future!
     
  6. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Nice Flattie. Congrats.
     
  7. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on a nice Flattie! Good to hear their biting on the OH. Getting ready to hit it in about an hour and a half, hope to do half that well.:wink:
     
  8. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    congrats on a nice flathead.
     
  9. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Jason, that's a real nice Flathead. Congrats and thanks for the pictures.
     
  10. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    That sure is a nice looking flat, its what keeps us going back to the river.
     
  11. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Jason, Congrats on the nice flattie and that was a great story rep's to you
     
  12. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Awesome job on the monster fish, Jason.

    I was wondering where you were this year.
     
  13. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    Jason, nice job on the catching a very nice looking Flathead. Congrats to you, nice story and great pictures. Reps to you :wink:
     
  14. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Jason - great fish and a great post. Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Nice fish, Thanks for sharing.
     
  16. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    nice fish bro. we were getting fish at the same time last night. i wonder how many members were catching nice fish last night at the same time as us. lol
     
  17. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Good story. Thanks for the pics and congrats to you!
     
  18. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Congrats Jason! Thanks for the story and the pics!
     
  19. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jason congrats on a nice flathead. A job well done. Enjoyed the pics.
     
  20. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    man thats a nice fish keep up the good fishing