78-Pound Flathead-Kaw Lake

Discussion in 'OKLAHOMA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Old Bill, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Old Bill

    Old Bill New Member

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    I read today in the Oklahoman Outdoors Section that Lesley McNeff, with his father, of Mustang caught a 78-pound flathead on a trot-line at Kaw Lake. Using whole shad. First official record for Kaw Lake.

    Nice photo showing MeNeff holding the monster flathead!:smile2:
     
  2. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Man that is a nice flathead. Did they catch it this year?
     

  3. Old Bill

    Old Bill New Member

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    Yes, it was caught on March 8, 2008.

    I'd scan the photo for you...but, I don't want to get in trouble!!:cool2:
     
  4. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    if you find some pics of the fish somewhere make sure you post them.
     
  5. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    That is good news. I fish Kaw more than any other lake, mainly for blues. Nice to know the flatheads are waking back up!
     
  6. Old Bill

    Old Bill New Member

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    I tried to call the McNeff's but couldn't locate the right party. However, I don't believe they would care if I posted a low-res copy of their photo.

    So here it is....

    http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Flathead001.jpg

    I'll let you know if I need bail money!:wink:
     
  7. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    That is a real good flathead.
     
  8. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    Nice looking fish!
     
  9. Big Guns

    Big Guns New Member

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    The fish was caught by a girl, she is an employee of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department and has many great deer kills to her name.
     
  10. Bill D Curtis

    Bill D Curtis New Member

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    nice fish always seems to be lots of big flats caught outta Kaw around crappie spawning time
     
  11. ronlyn239

    ronlyn239 New Member

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    That's a good 'un, alright. Hope she released it to make babies......
     
  12. 01richard

    01richard New Member

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    nice fish this gives me hope for catching a big flat
     
  13. Old Bill

    Old Bill New Member

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    Whoops! I guess I should have been looking closer at the young lady's face instead of at the flathead!:roll_eyes:

    My apologies to Ms. Lesley McNeff!:eek:oooh:

    Isn't it wonderful that a daughter would want, and enjoy, going fishing with her father!:smile2:
     
  14. melstangman1967

    melstangman1967 New Member

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    that is a big fish love to catch one that big
     
  15. fishingrl636

    fishingrl636 New Member

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    Time with my Dad, thats what got me hooked on fishing. He's always worked so hard he never got 2 fish enuf 2 b good at it. Now its me takin him 2 the hunny holes and getting him on those beauties!!! Last spring I got him into his first sandbass run! He and my mother were pulling them in left and right, they were hoopin and hollerin. mom was shaking so badly i thot she was having a heart attack but she was jus that excited! Every time company comes he pulls out the pics. That was one of the very best days of my life!!! I lov having the opportunity 2 share my lov for fishing with my family. Its jus another benefit 2 a great sport. If i could jus keep em outta my tackle box....:wink:

    As for Lesley McNeff, she is my new hero.:worship: You Go Girl!!
    Great story- thank you for sharing.

    I havnt been fishing or catching much lately, I needed some inspiration.:dribble:
     
  16. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    Seems like oklahoma has more than its fair shair of big flatheads. I'm jealous.
     
  17. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Nice flathead !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    nice cat fish:wink:
     
  19. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    that is a big flathead:big_smile: good job
     
  20. healthydrink

    healthydrink New Member

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    Niiiiiccccceeee!!!!!