Arkansas River flathead catfish - Finally!!!

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by River_monster91, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    well guys, finally caught one. 14lbs 9 oz flathead on friday night. live gill in about 4 foot of slack water. post pics here after a bit
     
  2. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    heres a few pics. had 3 nice channel cats all caught on toads too. not to bad of a night
     

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  3. Catfish Quiver

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    Nice fish, congrats you done good with those.
     
  4. Kansas Tree Rat

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  5. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    yea, hes a nice fish...just cant wait till i get one where both my hand will fit in his mouth and its take me some grunt to hold him like this one lol
     
  6. Circlehook Jester

    Circlehook Jester New Member

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    Nice fish Donnie! There is something majestic about catching flathead on rod and reel. Nice channels too! :big_smile:
     
  7. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Good pics and where'd ya catch 'em?
     
  8. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    caught him at one of our fishing holes on the arkansas river about 25-35 miles south east of ellinwood. this hole had produced fish up to 45 lb before. this was actually my first time fishing for flatties with a pole. when we caught that 45lber we limlined it.
     
  9. uttatoo

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    good job donnie did you use the tactics i showed you the other night and i see you didnt loose your pole this time out great job with your first flatie
    we just got back from the river myself not the greatest but at least we didnt get skunked 20#15#10#10#5# flatheads and 1 gar rod and reel 10lbs flathead the rest where on bank lines let me know when you want to go this week
     

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  10. River_monster91

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    oh yea gus. letting the rod load up and letting the circle hook do its work. watching you catch them them first nights fishing with you helped alot. anyway what are you doing tonite? i can go out for a little bit.
     
  11. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    depends do you have bait i am out we had alot of trouble with gar this weekend
     
  12. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    by the way why dont you come over and help me clean some fish
     
  13. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    well i aint got a ride yet but if i can find one ill catch some gills.
     
  14. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    im going to clean some fish then take a long nap
     
  15. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    okay lol ill call you later tonight
     
  16. River_monster91

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    gus ill be over in about 30 minutes. gonna eat then im coming over ill help ya clean fish if you still got em.
     
  17. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Way to go Donnie...Look's like old Guys has taught you well..

    Nice fish Also Gus..
     
  18. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Donnie and Gus , nice fish. I wish I could make it out there to fish with you guys, but thats a long haul for me. :big_smile:
     
  19. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    well if your ever around ellinwood or im ever around olathe ill look ya up or you look me and gus up and we will go catch some fish.
     
  20. uttatoo

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    hey donnie some time this week i need to go out and catch some bait would you like to go maybe tomorrow with me i need carp