50 year old Flathead Virgin

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Backlashed, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    Well I'm not really a virgin, I've caught several under 10 Lbs. but I want some good ol BIG ones.
    I've spent my whole life chasing Bass, n Walleye, n Crappie, and I'm pretty successful at it, but I'm ready to slow down and trophy hunt.
    I fish El Dorado, and I know theres monster Flathead in there, and I have the equipment, and boat and patients to get them. I just need someone to point me in the right direction.
    How do you recognize good Flathead water? and
    When is the best time of year for BIG fish? I assume spring?,.. spawn?...Night?
     
  2. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    El Dorado is a great place for nice flatheads.Your best bet is probably below the dam pre spawn.The lake is a pretty good place but probably a lot slower on rod and reel.Any place that has cover and access to food is likely to hold a flathead, lake or river.Dont under estimate daytime flatties.Think deep during the day and shallower at night.
     

  3. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Ray---You and I are tied on the big flats. At 50 you are still a pup, so mind your elders, and let me get the first one!!
     
  4. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    You better hurry up then old timer,...cuz soon as I can get my fat ass up away from this computer I'm gonna hit it hard...well maybe.....after supper....well,.. this weekend looks nice. :wink:
     
  5. Bullfoot

    Bullfoot New Member

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    Hey buddy im itchin for a flattie myself.. but ive always been told that the magic water temp for flats is 50f . whats the water temp there? But if you are like me i think 45f sounds good !:wink:
     
  6. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    The KWDP site says 35, but I think its a little warmer than that.
    I'm having withdrawal pains so bad, I went out and just set in my boat for an hour this evening. It wasn't bad until I caught myself going vroom, vroom.:crazy:
     
  7. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Vroom--vroom aint bad, just don't use the net. That worried my neighbors some!
     
  8. Midwest Drifter

    Midwest Drifter New Member

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    Yea nice out today. bite us in the butt tomarrow
     
  9. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Mark, are you REALLY as old as you look in your pic? GEEZ:roll_eyes:
     
  10. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Thanks Jim!! I feel much better now. Just remember----It aint the years, it's the miles!!
     
  11. buzzjd

    buzzjd New Member

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    You are NOT the only one==LOL