Barge vs Kayak vs Flathead?

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by cheezemm2, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. cheezemm2

    cheezemm2 New Member

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    No the barge isn't moving......this is what happens when your anchor gives way and the fish is running towards a stationary barge!

    I'm looking forward to going after some more flatties this year on the Ohio from the yak!:crazy:

    The anchor will not give way now...a 10 lb weight wouldn't cut it, so I've upgraded to a 3 1/2 lb danfroth with 5 lbs of anchor chain and it works! Why so much? Try fighting a flathead without being anchored in a kayak (if I didn't have the barge to hold me, I might be in Cincinnati by now!) The fish only turned out to be about 15lbs:tounge_out:

    http://www.catfish1.com/gallery/files/1/8/9/0/9/s113-1339_img.jpeg
     
  2. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I guess it gives a more fair advantage to the fish:smile2:...
     

  3. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    awesom epic, thanks
     
  4. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    thats a first for me lol.....my idea of flathead fishing doesn't involve using a kayak and an anchor!!! and how would you land a 30 plus without tipping? :embarassed: :smile2: rollo
     
  5. MVFB52

    MVFB52 New Member

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    that's a pretty great idea, it would be a rush to hook on to a big one and have him tugging you around!
     
  6. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    The more I think about this, the funnier it gets! Can you imagine sitting on one of those Casino boats and look across the water to see a guy pass you, throwing a rooster tail off a kayak with a rod bent clear over!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!:smile2:
     
  7. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    that would be funny rollo
     
  8. CBH

    CBH New Member

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    Good photo. I'm not too sure that I'd want to fish like that though!
     
  9. bigfish08

    bigfish08 New Member

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    your brave to go for flatheads.. channels would be blast up this way, i cant even imagine hooking a giant!:smile2:
     
  10. poptart38247

    poptart38247 New Member

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    Wow that would be SO FUN!
    My new goal in life is to do that.
    xD
    BTW nice pic.
     
  11. alpal16

    alpal16 New Member

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    Yeah that looks like a blast!:smile2:
     
  12. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    lol thats a great picture bro.!
     
  13. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    OMG .... what a site that would be .... :smile2: ... Garry-
     
  14. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I could see it now:

    News Special Report:
    Darwin Award given to the family of a nut in a Kayak today.
    While fishing for massive flatheads from a kayak the recipient of the award was dragged under a barge by a fish that he hooked and drowned. Wittnesses said that if his anchor had held, he may have made it.
    Commentary:
    Had the man been smart enough to know that Flatheads are a voracious fighter and a 12lb flathead can unanchor a small boat such as a Kayak without much affort, he may have been alive today to recieve the award, LOL!!!

    Kayaks are for playing with smaller fish and just paddling around, sorry just My humble oppinion!!!
     
  15. bigfish08

    bigfish08 New Member

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    if you look in the kayak fishing section you will find a video of guys catching sharks 12 feet long, some people out there fish for bass, some crappie, some catfish, some people fish from shore, big boat, kayak, whatever floats your boat go for it, i think its awesome people catching flatheads from a kayak.. id try it for sure..:roll_eyes:
     
  16. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I also think it would be a blast but, there are things that can happen that you cannot control when fishing from a craft like this.

    OK, let's say that this fish weighed 50lbs for a minute
    If he had been fishing from a kayak upstream of that barge in swift current and the fish decided to run under the barge what would be the scenereo.
    1. The fish would go where it wants because there is nothing to stop it (resistance).
    2. The current would be working against the fisherman and help drag him under the barge.
    3. Unless the fisherman is a fast thinker and cuts the line before he gets to the point of no return, he is toast.

    The river and the barges that are always on it can be (shall we say) a dangerous combination in the right conditions for any craft, especially a craft not much larger than an innertube!!!

    I was more concerned for the saftey factor involved in this type of fishing!
     
  17. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    Mine and my wife's fishing kayaks are just a tad bigger than an inner tube. Unless , of course, you have an inner tube thats 14 feet long and almost 3 foot wide and can carry 600 pounds. Oh, wait a minute, thats bigger than some jon boats.
    I agree that small boats don't mix well with big boats and dangerous currents. thats why you gotta have some smarts when you're on the water.
     
  18. Kenk

    Kenk New Member

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    always wondered what would happen, thanks for the pic and story
     
  19. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    personally I like bigger equipment !!!:confused2:
     
  20. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    LMAO :smile2::smile2: Thats something i could only hope to see some day.