Dam Desent Flathead Catfish.

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by Mr. Foster, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Went down to the dam on the Walnut tonite, was about 1:00 am when I saw my pole double over. I was useing green sunfish for bait. I caught a descent Gar earlier, and when I set the hook I figured it was another Gar. It took me about five minutes to get its head up and see what it was. Thankfully it was a Flathead. It put up a real nice fight takeing drag on and off. Finally I played it out and handed the rod to Lorie so I could grab it. It was 34" long and weighed 20.0 even. It took me ten to fifteen minutes to resuscitate it. I was kinda worried it wouldnt make it. But eventually it did. The folks down from me couldnt believe I turned it back. For me it was a proud moment to show CPR. I have never seen anyone turn a fish back there. Lorie took some pics with my cellphone but my head was cutoff, lol. I took a pic of the fish on the wall of the dam, I will try and post it soon. We need a digital camera, but times are kinda hard right now. I will be back down there two or three more times this week, hope I have more to share.
     
  2. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Congrats on a nice fish. And reps for the CPR!
     

  3. Dead Red Rick

    Dead Red Rick New Member

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    Great Fish CPR at its best
     
  4. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Outstanding Brent,Congrat's and thank's for turning that bad boy loose,J.D.

    Reps your way!!!!:wink:
     
  5. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Brent, Congrats on a very nice Flat:smile2::wink: You get him with a Kat Bobber??
     
  6. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    WTG Brent!!!

    Cant wait to see the pic
     
  7. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    good job on a nice flat, thanks for the cpr
     
  8. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Shelby, I caught it off the bottom this time. My Kat bobber had a huge Greenie on it trying for something bigger.
     
  9. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Thats awesome. Congrats Brent. Way to go on the CPR too. Not very many people outside of this site practice it. People have no idea why I go fishin just to put them back.:smile2: Too fun to only have one shot at em.
    Flatheads do take awhile to get their wind back sometimes. He will be just fine.:wink:
     
  10. KansasKatCatcher

    KansasKatCatcher Active Member

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    Congrats on the Flattie and Reps for the CPR.
     
  11. KAW RIVER KILLER

    KAW RIVER KILLER New Member

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    Great work bud! Can't wait to see the pics!
     
  12. Mosquito Bait

    Mosquito Bait New Member

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    Good job Brent. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures. I hope that I will manage to catch one this year. Maybe at the gathering. (Knock on wood):big_smile:
     
  13. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Congrats on the nice catch. Glad to hear a CPR was done.
     
  14. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Well here is the best picture I got, its kinda grainy, it was taken on cell phone.
     

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  15. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Nice catch Brent. That tells me I Should have a good night Thursday. See you there.

    Later,
    Chris
     
  16. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    I can't see anything on that pic so I saved it an fixed it the best I could.
     

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  17. Mako

    Mako New Member

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    Congrats and reps for the CPR......:big_smile_2:
     
  18. bigd4xman

    bigd4xman New Member

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    I knew the thought of fishin' went through my mind for a good reason when I went over the Walnut last night. Nice catch.
    GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN FISHIN'!!!:cool2:
     
  19. nobullheads

    nobullheads New Member

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    nice fish.
     
  20. Mosquito Bait

    Mosquito Bait New Member

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    It is kinda hard to see, but when I squint and cross my eyes a little I can see it good. That is a nice sized fish. Thanks for sharing the picture.
     
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