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Another night on the White

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Well, tomorrow is looking like a good night to spend on the west fork of the White River. I enjoyed catching the blue cats last trip but think I will target flatheads this trip. Especially since the two different spots are only 300 feet apart. Water temps are above 70 degrees and the water level is a little above normal making a good current.

I also haven鈥檛 decided if I will nose the flat bottom into a sandbar or anchor up in some calmer water that is about two feet deep. Any deeper water and I am out in the current. Anchoring makes landing a bigger fish easier on the fish. Bank fishing allows me to move around more.

Either way, bluegill and crappie are in the pin, on the menu and ready to go. Both have worked well for me in the past.

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If you anchor I would love to hear of a flatty pulling you off anchor. It has been done before.

Get a big un.
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If you anchor I would love to hear of a flatty pulling you off anchor. It has been done before.

Get a big un.
This rivers not that big but it鈥檚 current is pretty swift. I usually don鈥檛 anchor but that is because there are so many logs sticking up in it I usually just tie off to one. If I anchor, I anchor the nose and put a stake or anchor on the back also.

This one came out of the White and I have given him three years to grow up.
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Her's hoping you guys get a reunion! :D
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I also think it's a good time for a flathead.
Got a bucket of live long ear sunfish.
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Hoping to get out early enough to do a little surveying before I settle in for the night. I always like to find some deeper water for the area just upstream from some decent structure. The river has so much stuff in it, once it gets dark, you should spend the night. Especially when fishing by yourself.

Already trying to think of what I am going to forget. When shuffling stuff between two boats there always seems to be something overlooked. As long as I am not what doesn鈥檛 make the trip, I will make it work.

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Looks like the flatheads might be biting.



I can see I might need a class in photography though.
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Dang that鈥檚 a nice flatty! Hopefully theirs more cruising looking for a meal but I鈥檇 be tickled with that one alone!
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Good start Tom! Keep on catching them!
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Number 2. A little smaller

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Blue cats were getting jealase so grabbed the bait and ran.

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Nice work, Tom!
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Looks like you had a good night!
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It was a pretty good night until about 1am when the turtles moved in and the wind went way up. Luckily the wind direction was the same as the river flow so I had my back to it and it had little effect on the boat. The wind was terrible and kept blowing steadily until I left at about 10am. The wind speed had to be in the high teens if not low 20s. And the temperature dropped into the 50s so it felt cold because of the wind.

But, Two nice flatheads and a 30 inch blue made it a good night.

The anchor didn鈥檛 get pulled hard enough to let go but since I used my box anchor it would have taken Moby Flathead to budge it.

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Was you in your mud motor rig?
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Yes, 1448 Lowe with a Predator 420 extra long shaft.

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Glad you had a good night. Sure you wanna move south?;)
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Haha, yah, at least I think so. I am looking forward to saying 鈥淣ow didn鈥檛 you enjoy catching your first flathead to my grandkids? Next time we will catch a blue cat. Now let鈥檚 let him go so he will get bigger.鈥

That will make it all worth it.
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