Fighting through the pain. New Personal Best

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by pendog66, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    Well i decided that i would hit a new stretch of river today on the GMR. i told my dad before i left that i wanted him to go just incase i couldnt reel the fish in. After about a half hour of having a live shad out, my baitrunner sounded off. I set hook and didnt think it was that big. But about 20 yards from the bank he turned it on and i soon realised i wasnt goin to be able to get him. After a couple of minutes he broke off. I hit a small flathead there on chub and decided to move spots. On my way back i decided to stop where i have hit some nice flatheads. I noticed some baitfish action and riffles so i casted out a live shad and set the baitrunner. As i set it down and walked about 10 feet away it was sounding off. THis one i knew was big and i was determined to get it in. Since this spot is no secret there was a guy riding his bike with his kids. I flagged him down to hold the pole as i grabbed the fish. It ended up being a 30.4 pound flathead. New personal best and a sore shoulder and hand. It was fun but now someone new knows about the spot.:sad2: but a fun day and hopefully i can get out again tonight with Mark.
     

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  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    you picked the right time to tuff it out thats a nice looking fish as for some knowing your the spot it happens to the best of us just hope it doesn't spread like wildfire. You might even get lucky and the guys a tightlip fisherman who doesn't tell anyone about it.
     

  3. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    this spot is not a secret at all. i think everyone that fishes around dayton knows where it is
     
  4. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    Congrats on that flattie. Way to cowboy up :smile2:

    SudDawg
     
  5. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    Sweet fish man!! Good job. I'd head back to the spot that you broke off on the other fish and take a partener.
     
  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on your PB!!!!!
     
  7. chubbahead

    chubbahead Member

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    congrats on the new personal best Nate!!! Did the flat show any signs of having spawn? How long will it be until your shoulder is 100%.
     
  8. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    you cant tell in the pic, but he was beat up pretty good. And i still have prolly another month before im 100% with my shoulder
     
  9. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    Great fish, way to go
     
  10. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Nice flattie there Pendog!! Congrats on a new personal best too.
     
  11. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Nate,

    I'vr cropped the pic for you. I sent you a PM.
     
  12. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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    great flaty there..allways extra nice have new personal best.
     
  13. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Congratulations! Thanks for the post...living vicariously until the boat is fixed.
     
  14. Supafox

    Supafox New Member

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    Way to go.That is a nice flatty.And I hope you heal fully.Good luck in the futur beating that one:big_smile:
     
  15. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    That is awesome! Congrats!
     
  16. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Hats off to you Nate! Thats a real nice cat!!
     
  17. STUMPKNOCKER

    STUMPKNOCKER New Member

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    Nice fish, wish i had a good bank to go to here, just too swampy.
     
  18. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Nice fish Bro! I would say that is a very fair trade for a sore shoulder and hand:wink: .
     
  19. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish brother, always nice to see a kitty like that come out of Ohio waters.
     
  20. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    this has been the oddest fishing year so far. I havent gotten out much and i've done more than i thought i could. I cant wait to get back out, anyone up for tomorrow night???? i will bring the live shad and chubs