Big Blue Catfish on Badin

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Tomahawk, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Tomahawk

    Tomahawk New Member

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    Well guys I saw a huge bluecat caught on Badin Friday morning. I saw these guys anchored out and as I went by them they waved me over. They asked how much my fish scale went up to. I pulled up along side them and weighted their fish. they had it on a striger until it could be weight. It weighted out at 75lbs on my scale. Nice fish. Caught on cut shad.He said they had a heck of time getting it into the net. Well with the water going up the flats should start bitting soon. See-ya.
     
  2. jfwillia1998

    jfwillia1998 New Member

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    That's awesome. Were you on Tillery thursday? I was out there in the white Lowe. I work with CMJ and have been trying to learn from him. He sent me the picture of your 68 lb. from a few months ago.

    Being new to catfishing beyond chicken livers, I am trying to learn a lot quickly. Any tips on flatheads?

    Thanks,
    John
     

  3. Bream baiter

    Bream baiter New Member

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    I talked to a guy today that said the big fish was kept. I wonder how old it was.
     
  4. Tomahawk

    Tomahawk New Member

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    Well the flats should start bitting soon. In April they will bite cutbait and live shad. In May-June your better off using live bream or whiteperch. The flats make a big run up river in April-June. I usally fish around rock structure, ledges, or near flats with deepwater close by. I usally have downlines and use floatrigs. It takes alot of patience fishing flatheads. I also step on on the rigs I use heavier line and rods. If you hook a gaint flat, you better be ready for it. Thier the strongest freshwater fish out there. A real challenge.
     
  5. mhedrick

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    Jf,

    Both Robert and I were just upstream of you on Thurs. I was in the white center console, and Robert was in the Starcraft.