Beaver River- Flathead Heaven

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA RIVERS TALK' started by upsmanrichie, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. upsmanrichie

    upsmanrichie New Member

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    I have been fishing the Beaver River for over 20 years, my Grandfather took me when I was little and I've been fishing there since. I went out Thursday evening with about 2 dozen creek chubs and I had one of the best outings I've had this year. I got there at 6:30 PM, and at 6:45 I had my first Flatty, he weighed 23 lbs., by 7:30 I had caught 2 more that were over 15 lbs., by 8:30 I had caught 2 more, one weighing 27 lbs. , nothing too big, but still had a very consistent night. All together I had caught 8 flatheads from 6:30 to 10:00. It was the perfect place for a flathead, lots of downed trees and in the same area looked like somekind of structure in the water, probably something that the floods last year washed downstream and the submerged trees acting like a little dam, caught it and it is perfect place for the baitfish to hangout. It's nice cause I had to walk down a steep grade hill and through some jaggers, so I don't think anyone else would want to go through all that to fish. But, if they knew how good the spot was, I'm sure they would be there in a minute. I don't think I'm gonna tell the guys at my local baitshop of my spot, just so if I go there, I know no one will be there.
     
  2. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Sarver, Pa
    Wow Richie! That's what I call one heck of a good evening of fishing! :) I would keep that spot to myself ! Sounds like a lot of fun!
     

  3. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Richie - How many inches long were the the 27# and 23# Flatties? I'm trying to compile a growth chart for our Pa. Flatties. Using the info I've gathered so far, I think once they get about 30" they gain about 3# per inch.


    Let's Go Pens!
     
  4. bigpapa15206

    bigpapa15206 New Member

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    Pittsburgh
    where is this heaven you speak of?