44.8 Pound CA. Flathead Catfish Today

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Desert Cat, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Desert Cat

    Desert Cat New Member

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    I went out this afternoon to catch some bluegill for bait and headed for some of my favorite spots on the Coachella Canal. I hit several spots for nothing but the third spot was a charm. This flathead hit the bluegill like a freight train and proceeded to pealed line off my reel. I was using my bass rod with a 250 Calcutta loaded with fresh 14 pound Stren. The great part about catching fish in the Coachella is you can just follow the fish, so you should not get spooled. Anyway, after a 20 minute fight he was finally landed. After placing him on the digital he weighed out at 44.8 pounds. On the way home I called my buddy up and he met me at my house for a few pictures. He was quite appreciative and it was my pleasure to offer it to him.

    Tight line
    Take care
    Desert cat
     

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  2. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Lance, first of all welcome to the BOC/SOC :cool2:, best catfishing site on the web!
    Congratulations and rep's to ya on a dandy flathead, thanks for posting the story and pic's.
     

  3. varmint_sniper

    varmint_sniper New Member

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    was that a CPR fish or a catch and eat fish?
     
  4. BIGCATFISH64

    BIGCATFISH64 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC brother, really nice fish, thanks for the pics and sharing them.:eek:oooh:
     
  5. allflats

    allflats Member

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    Good catch. congrats
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Great looking fish! congrats and good luck in the future
     
  7. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Awesome Flatty Desert Cat:wink: Welcome to the BOC
     
  8. scwhite

    scwhite New Member

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    Cong. On the nice Flathead .
     
  9. shania

    shania New Member

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    :crazy:
    "Now that is what I would call an entrance."
    :0a25:
    To the B.O.C.

    "Nice Fish"!!!!!!!
    :wink:
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Lance welcome to the BOC. Thanks for sharing the pics of a nice flathead. Congrats. WTG.:0a23::0a25::0a25:
     
  11. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Congrads. lance on the flatty. That must have been fun on a bass rod!
     
  12. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Nice fish Lance. Congrats.
     
  13. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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  14. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Lance on the awesome Flathead! :cool2:
     
  15. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Lance good to see ya on the BOC:wink: Nice flat there dude should make for some fine dinning:wink: So Lance is that part of the canal concrete now? and is it fenced in now? must be nice to have the keys if it is and be able to get fish that size, bet it won't be long before all you get in there is going to be big flats if its not fished by the public

    Lance if ya get a chance come out to the BOC gathering in Blythe in June link is under my name, be cool to meet up with the Desert Cat:cool2:

    c-ya and good fish n
     
  16. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    congrats on a very nice flatty, and welcome to the boc.
     
  17. bankfisher73

    bankfisher73 New Member

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    Awesome fish,Way to go
     
  18. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC! That must have been a really good fight on that bass gear:smile2:.
     
  19. shooter06

    shooter06 New Member

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