Another Ohio River flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by CBH, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. CBH

    CBH New Member

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    The last two trips to my "honey hole" have been great! It has produced 91 pounds of flathead cats! (A while back I made a post when I got a 40, 10 and a 6 pounder in about 2 1/2 hours). Tonight I went back there for a couple hours just as some rain showers moved in, and I got this 35 pounder and a decent size channel cat. This flathead laid there and chewed on the bait for a lonnnnnng time before it even made the clicker go off. (The rod would bounce a bit, the clicker would make two or three clicks) Finally, I gently picked up the rod and held it for a couple of minutes before I felt some weight. Thinking that it was probably just a turtle, but not certain, I drove the hook home and the fight was on!! It was 44 inches and just a bit over 35 pounds.
    We let her lay and rest on a rope stringer for a while before holding her up for photos, then she cruised off in great shape!
     

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  2. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    nice fish Chris, I got a PB tonight too!!!
     

  3. CAT ADDICT

    CAT ADDICT New Member

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    Holy mother of Mary that is a sweet fish. Great job on the catch and release!
     
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    nice fish , what were you useing for bait and how deep was it
     
  5. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    Everywhere I look lately there is a new post about catching flatties. I can't wait to hit the water again. Congrats on the catch.
     
  6. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    That's a great looking flathead, congratulations.
     
  7. flattyfisher

    flattyfisher New Member

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    nice catch brother ...fish on!
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish brother, congrats on the catch.
     
  9. CBH

    CBH New Member

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    It hit a cut bluegill......in about 10' of water.
     
  10. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    CBH congrats on the catch.. that is a great fish there.... i cant wait to start hammering them here in my local river.... Keepem commin..
     
  11. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    That is a great looking catfish. Very healthy looking.
    Nice job on the release.
     
  12. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Nice fish Mate!