Big flathead catfish at New Martinsville Dam or Willow Island Dam

Discussion in 'WEST VIRGINIA RIVER TALK' started by flathead79, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. flathead79

    flathead79 New Member

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    has anyone fished the newmartinsvillle wv dam and caught big flatheads at this location or the williow island dam in st marys wv
     
  2. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    I have fished the Willow Island dam and seen some big cats caught there. I have never caught any tho. :sad2:
     

  3. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Triadelphia, WV
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    Walter Flack
    The Hannibal lock and dam tailwaters at New Martinsville holds some good flatheads and also has fishing piers on the WV side. Like most dams it has a lot of gars there too. Take extra tackle, a lot of snags.

    Couple years back there was a flathead caught below Willow Island Dam that weighed about 70 pounds and was released by the angler. At that time he didnt know that it would have tied the WV state record.