Big flathead Catfish Caught in Illinois

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by poopdeck [patrick], Apr 16, 2006.

  1. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I just got back from the mississippi. I caught the biggest flat head of my life. Were looking for a scale big enough to weigh it. Gonna keep it tied up there and then let it back in the river. I should have a pic of me and the fish today. he goes well over fifty
     
  2. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    Patrick were you out fishing last night and caught it? Sounds cool man congrats! We were out for a while but left when all that lightening started. Congrats on the fish and good thing its goin back to the water! Where were yall fishin?
     

  3. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I caught him about a 1/4 mile up stream from the low water dam. Daybreak I had been out there since 4am. I told you anytime you want to go let me know I go 4 r 5 times a week. I got the pics developed my scanner aint working , taking them to walmart today to put on a cd. I will have the pic up this evening.
     
  4. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    what did it end up weighing in at ?
     
  5. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    I hope the rope didn't break! :crazy:
     
  6. bondman

    bondman New Member

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    That would be my luck..LOL
    bondman
     
  7. armynavy

    armynavy New Member

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    Can't wait to see these pics then I know what the opportunities are when I get to fish in ILL.
     
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    maddcatter New Member

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  9. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Wow, I found a big catfish on a rope at the river... :)
     
  10. screen

    screen New Member

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    Doyle! Your BAD!

    Since he can't post the pic. maybe you can! LOL
     
  11. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I got the pic on my putter but it won/t load up
    Can I send it to some one to see if they can get it to load?
    any one else having troubles loading pics?
     
  12. ultima_cat_man

    ultima_cat_man New Member

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    patrick you can send it to me at wtallen24@aol.com and i can put it up for you,,,
     
  13. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    trying to see if the pic uploaded
     
  14. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Cant wait to see the pic. Were you able to release it back into the water & did it survive?
     
  15. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    Caught it above low water huh? Interesting...what were you using for bait? Congrats on the fish though man cant wait to see the pic!
     
  16. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    heres the pics of the flattie caught and released above chain of rocks dam,
     

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  17. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    couple more of the flathead
     

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  18. catfishrus

    catfishrus New Member

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    super nice fish. did you get a weight on it?
     
  19. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    sweet. congrats. i hope to catch some like that this year. ive personally yet to break 20lbs but thats gonna change.:p
     
  20. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    ultima catman "Tim" is the one that put up the pics for me. He came by my house and I gave him the cd with the pics on it. I could not get it to upload for me. I/m going to take him to my secret spot thursday morning hope we catch um. Thanks a lot Tim.