88lb flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by primitivefrn, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    El Dorado springs news papper reported,88lb flathead caughted on june 16, at Taberville Mo. Trotline. weighed ,took pic. and released back in Osage river .
    Good one in anybodys book.
    JIM
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Wow,88 lbs is a Hog!!! Good to know it was also released!!! :big_smile:
    Good fish anyway he caught it and for any fish!!!
    Thanks for sharing the info. Any pics or links to pics?
     

  3. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Wow, A potential state record for some lucky rod and reel fisherman. That's the biggest flathead I've heard of from Missouri in quite awhile.
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    That sounds like a nice fish.
     
  5. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Osage river is notorious for huge blues, but I haven't heard of too many huge flats being pulled out of there. I've gotta fish that river sometime! I usd to live within minutes of the osage, but never did fish it. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Holy state record...:worship:
    Good to hear she's still swimming. We gotta get back up there as soon as the water drops a little. Hope she's not camera shy......
     
  7. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    dats a big fish right der...im gonna havta make a road trip and catch that sucker
     
  8. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Jim did they have a pic. in the paper? Bring it along fri. would like to see it..
     
  9. grizzly

    grizzly New Member

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    If I ever caught one that big, I'd have to kiss it on the lips. lol
     
  10. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    The paper did'nt have pic. of it,(fish) baitshop at Taberville suppose to have pic. also some of it swimming off, have'nt been up their yet to see them.
    With all the high water It may be at Warsaw dam by now.
    JIM
     
  11. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    I would love to see that monster
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jim thanks for sharing.That is one huge fish. That would put a performance test on most of our reels.:big_smile:
     
  13. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    My biggest flathead was 37 pounds and it was a much tougher fight than the 40 and 50 pound blues I have caught. I can not imagine what an 88 pound flathead would do to a fisherman and his gear.
     
  14. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    The record here in California is 72 pounds it was caught here in Blythe I'd love to be able to post a pic of me and an 88 pound flathead it would be a decent jump in the record.
     
  15. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    wow 88 lbs would be a nice bragging right for anybody.