Ain't this pathetic!

Discussion in 'NEW JERSEY RIVERS TALK' started by BIG GEORGE, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Just read an article about the flathead population in the Delaware river. I tried to post the link but I must have goofed up. Basicaly tellin ya to "KILL" em when ya catch em. The state is worried about the money fish in the river. In all fairness though it is an invasive species not native to the body of water. Guess I'll have to start huntin them bad boys. LOL!
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Go get em George, get em before they eat all the bass up:wink:

    They love fresh cut shad!
     

  3. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    George Im still surprised ya aint put a couple over the rails on your boat yet:eek:oooh: They have already caught one or two by my old stomping grounds up by Lambertville so ya know they gotta be round your parts:wink:
     
  4. lightwait65

    lightwait65 New Member

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    Jerseycat9...I see you used to fish Lambertville...is that where that big catfish in your picture came from? I fish bulls island frequently, but wondering if you have had better luck at other spots.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Give em HE!! BG :wink::smile2:!
     
  6. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    well,seems you ought to go do your part to save the important fish bg
     
  7. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Ive caught a couple 20s in Lambertville and countless 12+lbrs after good solid rains. If you head over to the Lambertville Inn on the river pull into the parking lot and procede to drive behind the building and it becomes state property with a boat ramp and such. You will cross over a small creek on the way back. That creek is the key to success after the river rises a foot or more. Get as close to the creek mouth as you can and fish the downstream side. Im tellin ya bring lots of bait to as it wont last long and big sinkers. Fresh caught eel chunked up is what Ive caught most of my bigguns on and my second favorite is American Shad when running
     
  8. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I hope you catch them all. sounds like a great place to live!!
     
  9. lightwait65

    lightwait65 New Member

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    Thanks for the tips. I used to fish by the bridge there. I thought about fishing the boat launch area, but the smell from the sewer plant turns me off :) I know the spot you are talking about, I will have to give it a try. Thanks again!
     
  10. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I couldnt imagine the Govt. being wrong in this sitiation. :roll_eyes:
     
  11. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    I know the flats are in there, but in all my years of fishing only seen one caught in the De. river.
    And that was in the C&D canal in Delaware. :crazy:
     
  12. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Its Jersey what did you expect? Cant even bear hunt there because they're to cute & cuddly and over populated. Dont fret about the cats though, its the same here in PA.
     
  13. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    back in the day my dad and i used to fish the c&d for catties around st. georges bridge, wish i used sunnies back then :wink:
     
  14. South Grand Laker

    South Grand Laker New Member

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  15. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    pest in new jersey but shovelheads are gold in ohio let them eat the smallmouth :smile2: rick
     
  16. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Them flatties are hurting them bass that is why mother nature has stepped in, there is to many bass it's time to thin them
     
  17. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    ever caught a decent flattie on an ultralite?? thats what has them bass fishermens panties in a bunch.. they dont want to break all their cute little bait rods!:smile2::smile2:
     
  18. TTS in PA

    TTS in PA New Member

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    You really believe after thousands of years it's Mother Nature that stepped in and introduced flatties where they've never been before? The natural predator/prey dynamic often takes care of over or under population.

    I couldn't say if it was accidental introduction or deliberate by either private citizens or a State Department, but I doubt Mother Nature is to blame. I'm new here, but I'm a little surprised at some comments. Don't you guys fish for Bass as well, or are most of you catfish specialists?
     
  19. crclhuk1

    crclhuk1 Member

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    I'll catch ANYTHING that will take my bait, but you are on a CATFISH website. It does have sections for all types of fish and anything else.
     
  20. jolie

    jolie New Member

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    after some thinking about it, I said my opinion in a PA thread about invasive flatheads.http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1305307#post1305307

    while I won't restate my thoughts (it was said as good as I could say it in here). I'll say to those that are bubbling with joy about the growth of the invasive flat; that TT has a point. Flathead catfish will come at the expense of several popular fisheries. There's something sad about that...

    BUT that being said, There's nothing except mother nature that can stop this invasive invader; and an angler ought to give flathead catting a try before they get SO upset about it. Its fantastic fun and an incredible predator.