A big flathead catfish on the Colorado River

Discussion in 'ARIZONA RIVERS TALK' started by riverbud55, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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  2. Vulture

    Vulture New Member

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    So what was the payoff on that fish? My bro and I caught 3 small channels but let them go after I saw your fish. I fixed the plumbing problem at my place. Now I can shower with cold water not just hot. We got to hit those canals by my place. Brian told me of a few spots...he said you can park right next to them. I want to give those canals a try...easy set up and plenty of walking room.
     

  3. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

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    Very nice fish Dale, congrats. :big_smile:
     
  4. bodi

    bodi New Member

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    Congrats on your fish:big_smile:
     
  5. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Alright DALE!!! Nice fish! CONGRATS~ Looks like the same one you caught last year. Are you sure you have not been saving that guy in your swimming pool?? JK~ AGAIN~ NICE FISH!!!
     
  6. martinman

    martinman New Member

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    Dale,

    That is one nice looking fish. I think I may have to work a little harder on trying to get away and go fishing soon.



    Ryan
     
  7. micah

    micah New Member

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    Dale, He sure looks bigger than 48#. That's a heck of a fish. How are those little owls doing?
    Micah
     
  8. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Very nice work Dale! Congratulations on the fine catch!!!!
     
  9. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    Nice Cat Bro. Its good to know that they are stating to become active again. Hope your good luck holds and get out there catch a few more.
     
  10. redhammer

    redhammer New Member

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    Nice fish.....:big_smile:
     
  11. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    thank guys man never knew i'd be able get another one that big so soon, now im lookn for something in the 60s or heck lets just dream big 80s:roll_eyes:


    micah 2 of them made it out on there own, but one ended up crashing into a kids swing set and getttin cought up in the chain and breaking a wing, it is now in a wildlife rehab place

    AZ lol just wished I had a swimming pool about now

    thanks again ya all
     
  12. whiskers77

    whiskers77 New Member

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    Great job Dale!!! That fish is a beast!!!
     
  13. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Vulture, good to have both hot and cold..... I'm in need of catching some big cats too. got a rope that I could tie to the car to get into some of the spots that Brian speaks about....after the new moon.....hope that its not too hot then, as last weekend it was blazing hot in Laughlin.


    bayrunner ray
     
  14. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    ray, dude ya must be kidding, its only going to get hotter and more humid last year 126* in the middle of july and it mite cool down to 85 at nite, just ask martinman(Ryan) was sweeting at 4am lol
     
  15. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    weather report 4 the next week 4 blythe


    Thursday night: Mainly clear. Low 76F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
    Friday: Sunny skies. Hot. High 113F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
    Friday night: A mostly clear sky. Low 78F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
    Saturday (24 hours): Sunshine. Highs 112 to 116F and lows in the low 80s.
    Sunday (24 hours): Abundant sunshine. Highs 112 to 116F and lows in the low 80s.
    Monday (24 hours): Abundant sunshine. Highs 112 to 116F and lows in the low 80s.
    Tuesday (24 hours): Sunny. Highs 113 to 117F and lows in the low 80s.
    Wednesday (24 hours): Mainly sunny. Highs 114 to 118F and lows in the low 80s.
     
  16. martinman

    martinman New Member

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    Hey Dale,

    I almost had a chance to get out of town last Thursday and Friday nights again to go fishing but couldn't because of no babysitter Saturday morning. I rubbed your catch in the wife's face the other day and told her what kind of catching I could have had if I would have been able to go!!! LOL


    As far as your comment about the heat, you are right on the money. Ray, last year I was fishing around the first part of August and it was 98 degrees the first night at 4am with a light breeze. That wasn't too bad. The second night it was 100 degrees and no wind. That almost unbearable. The air and the humidity was so stagnant that I thought I was going to die...but I still caught some fish :tounge_out:

    Ryan
     
  17. Kubush

    Kubush New Member

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    Nice fish!! I would love for a chance to muscle in a flat that size!
     
  18. Billy Jo

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    Hello everyone, just returend from 4 days at the Colorado River, Meet Dale and Ryan there and we had a great time. Got a mixer bag of Cats, Flats and channels from 10 LB TO 3LB and CCE all of them( CATCH, CLEAN & EAT) Man were they goooood. As always Ryan & Dale made pigs out of themselfs Kinda like dogs over a bone, Iam sure you know the type and I only got a few small peaces. The weather was great only 115* to 119* all 4 days. Looking foward to the next trip when the weather warms up a little.
    Talk at you later. Billy Jo
     
  19. SandyCatfish

    SandyCatfish New Member

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    I will get one just like yours.....soon....I am determined!!!!! Sandy
     
  20. shorepatrol

    shorepatrol New Member

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    I'm jealous , nice fish