Caught my 1st flathead catfish of the year

Discussion in 'IOWA RIVERS TALK' started by Cattracker16, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Cattracker16

    Cattracker16 New Member

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    The wife and i headed to the river today to do some cattin, i was using shad and low and behold i ended up catching a 5# flathead cat on cut shad. poor bugger musta been hungry. other than that a real uneventful day besides me catching the wifes fish for her. i let her reel it in though. she was busy getting another pole rigged up. 2# channel cat.
     
  2. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Good for you, Kenny. Now go do it AGAIN! :big_smile:
     

  3. Cattracker16

    Cattracker16 New Member

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    LOL was purely on accident even if i did want to catch a flat i bet i would catch a turtle.
     
  4. bigcatJoe

    bigcatJoe New Member

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    Sounds like it was a goog trip.
     
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    congrats good job brother:cool2:
     
  6. FishinginDavenport

    FishinginDavenport New Member

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    Congrats....I went to Credit Island this morning about 7 am and got one 16inch Gar....GRRRRRR. About 10 I gave up for the day.
     
  7. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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  8. sltrnsam

    sltrnsam New Member

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    congrats on your frist flathead, flatheads will bite on fresh cut shad. i put over 20 flatheads in the boat this year all on fresh cut shad. this was done mostly in the spring during prespawn. the 34 ponder in my avtar was caught on a shad head.

    clayton
     
  9. Cattracker16

    Cattracker16 New Member

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    That there is a nice fish. i have just started to use cut shad. i figured that everyone was catching fish with them it was time for me to try it. seems to work except i havent figured out these circle hooks i bought. i guess i'm just used to ripping there lips off. hard habbit to break.
     
  10. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    Way to go .If you catch one others will follow.Good Luck and Good Fishing
     
  11. Burwell40

    Burwell40 New Member

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    Let 'em rip their own lips off I reckon. You're right, it's hard to get used to. Also, if you're using the Gami Octopus with that bent back eye, you need to use a snell knot.

    Mike.