48lb flathead catfish and 10 days on the colorado river

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  1. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:01 pm Post subject: 10 days on the river

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    well got back from the river last nite after a 10 day vaction, made 3 all nite trips up the river in my ol cat-toon, the first trip sat. nite was with blue(flat)hunter and his son, he end up with a 20 and 35 and I end up with a 8 and 30 my bigest ever at that point

    the 2nd trip was wed nite and was with a buddy from camp TJ. got a lot of runs but just couldn't hook most of them, tj had a run and got the fish all the way to the boat and the big fish spit the hook at the side boat about half way into that fight i got big hard run on my big ugly stix tiger rod after about 10 or 15 sec i put my penn321 in gear and let my 8/0 gami circle hook do its job at first the fish didn't seam to be very big it made a fast short run and then started giving in and got it near the boat and then it turned to the boat and ran to the boat at first i thought i had lost another fish but reeled like a SOB and cought up with the fish about 15 feet in front of the boat as soon as he felt my 40lb maxima line tighten he turnd and ran out 30+ yards fought it back after a few more short strong runs the thing went to the bottom and was like pulling car off the bottom with a fishing poll finley got its head up and at the side of the boat and grabed it by its lower jaw and pulled in my biggest flat ever at 48 lb



    then sat nite TJ and myself went up river and meet up with Bluehunter and karodi (keith)in his boat and catmando in his boat and a martinman from AZ in his boat all them dudes got some flats in 5 to 10 lb range, on my boat i got 1 run all nite but that was cool I had my fun earler in the week but my buddy TJ got a 28 lb and a 38 lb
     

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  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Congrats on a very fine fish!
     

  3. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Hey brother looks like yall had blast enjoyed the post great pics also.

    :big_smile_2:

    :cat:
     
  4. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    Great catch Dale, it looks like you all had a lot of fun. :smile2:
     
  5. shania

    shania New Member

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    "Congratulations Buddy"! :boss: "You know that I'm happy for ya"!:big_smile: :big_smile: :big_smile: :big_smile: :big_smile:

    You take care, :byebye:
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:
     
  6. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    congrats, that a big flathead.
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Thanx for the story and the pics.
     
  8. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    good story and nice pics
     
  9. martinman

    martinman New Member

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    Hey Dale,

    I guess I never asked, but is TJ a member of the BOC? If not, we really need to get him on here. I think after the other night, he may be hooked on catfishing than he was before.

    Again, that is a really nice flattie. I hope that someday I can get one that size.
     
  10. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    Man, those are some hog flatheads, thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  11. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Flatties and great photos! Congrats!:big_smile:
     
  12. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    Those are some very nice fish. Great Job, and , Great pictures.:006:
     
  13. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    thanks ya all, man it's been the best fish ever over the last month, that ol toon I bought this last winter sure has brought on some good luck. here's what we have got in 5 trips up the river

    on 5/6 bluehunter got his 1st flats ever a 30lb and a 35lb

    on 5/20 my uncle got his bigest fish ever a 47lb flat

    on 5/27 bluehunter got a 20lb and a 35lb a I got 10lb and a 30lb all flats

    on 5/31 I got my biggest ever the 48lb flat

    on 6/3 my buddy TJ got his first flats ever a 28lb and a 38lb

    what good about were we have been fishing is that there may be 2 other boats that I know of that fish this part of the river and they only fish it may 3 or 4 time a summer , most all think that the fish are not there because of all the boat traffic, jet skiers, wake boarders and such. I thak a ll the fish added up to something like 320 pounds, I know one thing we all got full frezzers and its going to be CPR from here on out
     
  14. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Good lookin fish! Congrats on your great time!
     
  15. shania

    shania New Member

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    "Nice Avatar Photo Dale"! :0a23:

    Take it easy,:byebye:
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:
     
  16. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    Nice flatheads! I especially enjoy the night pics
     
  17. bkhollan

    bkhollan New Member

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    thats a nice fish
     
  18. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    The fishing been awesome on the Colorado lately. All of us that been there a few times been on some nice quality flats. The month of May has been one of my best catfishing months.
     
  19. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Way to go, Dale, that's an awesome fish!!!