A real fun small flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by holdemplyer, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. holdemplyer

    holdemplyer New Member

    I just started chasing flatheads a while back, although i've only caught two, and neither one have been very big, both have been a blast. I've caught both on my Ugly Stik Ultralite. the first one came in quickly because i only had about 3 ft of line out when he hit. The second one, 100_2542.jpg was real fun. I was casting out for bait when my jig tipped worm stopped cold. At first i thought i had snagged, but then the snag started moving. the two i've caught will definatly keep me chasing them!
  2. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

    Great man! I just started to fish flathead for real this year and have caught several small ones like that, even 2 under a pound. I have 8 total for the year with 3 above 15 lbs and one was 18 lbs nothing big but like you said it sure is fun, I've got the bug bad!

  3. kkyyoottee

    kkyyoottee New Member

    We also fish with ultra light rigs , since we do not target monsters . We have a blast on fish the size you catch. Anyone can hog a fish but only a few can coax a fish into the creel. Great job!! and Great Post!!:big_smile:
  4. kingdawes

    kingdawes New Member

    yeah them little ones can be alotta fun on the right rig.
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

    Montgomery, Alabama
    Very nice Flathead.
  6. s_man

    s_man New Member

    south east ohio
    Alex, I have caught a few over 40 pounds in the 10 yrs I been doing this, but one fish this year stands out from all the others. I know for a fact that he fought harder than any fish I have ever come into contact with. I had tossed out one anchor and wanted to get my baits in the water cause it was so hot. I tossed them up aginst this big log jam and then tried to get my other anchor out. Just as I tossed the second anchor one reel started screaming. I was already hot and sweaty and trying to get the boat situated, I didn't even have time to take in the slack from the anchor rope. I grabbed that rod and set into a fish that I thought would go easily 40lb range. He took off up the bank pulling the back of my boat with him lol. I pulled him back down toward the snag, then he dived right under the middle of the boat, crossing one of my other lines as he went. So now I got this monster fish on the line, the other reel is screaming too, its so dark out I cant see my feet and I can't reach my flashlight lol. And He keeps fighting. I was using a berkley E-cat #4 with 80lb power-pro, on a 7000 abu. I tried to horse that fish in and he was pulling drag like no 40lb fish I ever hooked. Long story short that fish weighed in at 18 pounds. I can only imagine the fight he will give the guy that catches him when he does get to 40 pounds. This is why I CPR
  7. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

    central kansas
    nice fish...ive been going after the flatties pretty hard this year...but i still cant seem to catch one...hopefully when i run my lines tomorow ill have a biggun on there