Big Flathead Catfish Caught From Lake Logan

Discussion in 'OHIO LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Catmanblues, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Myself, grandson age 3, an my oldest son decided to try a little flathead fishing last night. We went out around 7 pm an caught some nice blue gills. Around 8:30 we were in my favorite fishing spot for the flatty's. Was my first time to this spot this year as I had been doing mostly channel cat fishing.
    We both baited up an let the Okuma reels do their thing. Wasn't within 30 minutes had a fish on. Reeled em in an it was a 4lb channel cat. Grandson was going silly with a fish bigger then what was in the bait bucket. Around 10 pm my son had a super nice run an waited patient to stop the bait alert an then reared back to make sure the hook set. Of course you would know it that he had the drag set to almost super tight because he just does not believe what I tell em about drag an the fight was on as the 12ft. rod bent completely down to the edge of the water with me hollaring for him to loosen the drag. Didn't even have enough time as that hog snapped the line like a high powered rifle. A good lesson for him there as it was a monster fish no doults about it.
    At 11:20 I was sitting quiet an thinking of the one we had lost when all at once my bait alert went singing those beautiful notes. I clicked back the bait alert an set the number 7 circle hook an the fight was on. Being aware of a lost fish already I took my time an got this flatty to the net. Went to get the camera an it was still in the truck so had to carry this baby out of the fishing hole to take a couple pics of em. He was 45 an a half inches long an weighed in at 41.4 lbs.
    Going back out tonight an see if we can catch the one that got away last night. Maybe that flatty is still hungry!

     
  2. newarkcatman

    newarkcatman New Member

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    nice fish.
     

  3. gb306

    gb306 New Member

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    SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD NIGHT TO BAD THE BIG ONE HAD TO GET AWAY YOULL GET HIM NEXT TIME .....
     
  4. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    First off welcome to the BOC. Many thanks for the post an sure hope I do catch a few more in the hole.
     
  5. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. Thanks for the post I appreciate it.
     
  6. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    congrats on a good one glenn way to go
     
  7. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Congrats on a really nice flathead!!!!! Hope you catch the one that got away!!!
     
  8. catfishfearme

    catfishfearme New Member

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    nice fish, thanks for the story and pic, it looks like ur grandson was likeing that whale,:big_smile:
     
  9. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    congrats on the nice flat.hopefully ya get ahold of the big one that got away
     
  10. Ky_Katter91

    Ky_Katter91 New Member

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    Awesome catch Glenn. I'll bet that one that got away was a monster.
     
  11. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Awesome fish Glenn!
     
  12. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Beautiful fish Glenn. Good ole Lake Logan. Congrats on the Fish and getting the kids out there. Now go get the one that got away too!.:big_smile:
     
  13. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    way to go on the big flat, I am happy for you..I cant catch lake flatheads.

    Tried Logan several times with no luck.
     
  14. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    Nice fish.I'm glad to see there other things besides turtles in there:smile2:
     
  15. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    I understand what you mean. Gotta know the spot where the flattys kinda hang around out there an then it's the complete darkness no lights till fish on. I usually use a glow stick an/or balloon while sitting quiet.