Another Giant Flathead Catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL NORTH CAROLINA TALK' started by Ace, May 24, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Lake Norman in North Carolina keeps producing Giant Flatheads and Blues.
    On a full moon night May12-2006 Justin Sherril and his friends David Neill and Taylor Brinkley of Iredell County was jug fishing on stumpy creek on Lake Norman.They baited their rigs with cut bream and shad.They set their rigs afloat and returned to shore and built a bonfire.They used Styrofoam tube blocks for their floats.They were watching from shore when they saw one of the floats go under.He said it stayed under.They figured it snagged on bottom.They thought it was lost.About 30 minutes went by. All of a sudden about 150 yards from where it disappeared it popped up and it was moving away.They got in the boat went after it.They wrestled the big Flathead in to the boat it weighed 67lb-8ozs.Gary Harpe of Troutman caught a Flathead in the same creek in 1999.It weighed 70lbs.Sounds like some Giants to me.Check out this pic.

    :misdoubt: :byebye: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy:


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  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    That's a very nice fish, but it looks like they kept it? One that big needs to be released, but I guess that's just my opinion. I wonder if they are good enough to catch one like that on a rod and reel? Instead of setting a trap.
     

  3. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Big Fish!!
    thanks for sharing
    Larry
     
  4. bigflatheadfisherman

    bigflatheadfisherman New Member

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    Looks like some one had a good night of fishing! Sure would like to hook one close to that size!!:still_dreaming:
     
  5. ponykilr

    ponykilr New Member

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    "Troutman caught a Flathead in the same creek in 1999.It weighed 70lbs."


    that would have been the record had it been certified. it was 69lbs until recently.
     
  6. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Man I would love to catch a giant on rod and reel...Nice fish none the less.
     
  7. CATCHUP

    CATCHUP New Member

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    to bad no body else will be able to catch him
     
  8. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    I agree with the catch and release.
     
  9. Halifax

    Halifax New Member

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    I second that thought .
     
  10. tammeej

    tammeej New Member

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    WOW nice fish thanks for sharing the story and pic
     
  11. M Welch

    M Welch New Member

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    Nice fish but...why keep it? I hear local hospitals have C.P.R. courses.:roll_eyes:

    -M Welch
     
  12. dunno

    dunno New Member

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    Im gonna have to give norman a try next time i go to my parents house.
     
  13. Eviserator

    Eviserator New Member

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    Great fish...I love to limb line..I don,t think its a trap...as far as keeping it I think thats personal prefrance...again great fish....