Finally... 2009!!!

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by ThaWstSide, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Well folks, finally in 2009 I have caught a Flathead! I decided to try today at a place known for being fished heavily... I figured I wouldnt catch one there, but today proved me wrong!

    I had tried shrimp for channels, and shad head, but they wasnt liking it, I decided after sitting there for about an hour that I needed something to happen... I had just snapped my line(braid) on a snag, so... I reset the setup, and decided to try a whole bluegill that was left over and frozen from my last trip(Thanks Bryan for the bluegills from up at Morse Reservoir).

    After about 3 minutes(approx. 9:15pm) of being in the water, my pole tip started bouncing and then it happened, the line began to come off the reel just making my clicker sing away... And I set the hook, and the fight was on!

    Turned out SHE wasnt real big, but she was a sight for sore eyes! She had a FAT FIRM belly still, I did feel her up and do believe she still had eggs in her...

    I did give her a kiss on her mouth for blessing me with her presence, and then a few pictures were snapped. Then I gave her back her freedom, and was left in AWE of once again catching a flathead.

    Oh yea, Fayth approved of the flathead too!!!
     

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  2. gamaCatsu

    gamaCatsu New Member

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    awesome... keep at it.. i had a great night of fishing myself!
     

  3. OhioRiver

    OhioRiver New Member

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    congrats! thats about the size of my 1st flatty. I caught mine at the cannelton dam on a live minnow.
     
  4. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    oh yea?, did you post about it in your state section?
     
  5. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    congrats jim on flatties they will get bigger by the end of season
     
  6. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    Shoot man that was probably a fifty pound flattie, Jim is just dang giant! lol
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    congrats jim
     
  8. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    I certainly hope so!, I think I have just been trying too hard...

    Glad I caught this one tonight, she really made me feel pretty good. When I reached down and grabbed her by the mouth and lifted her up, and seen her belly was big, then when I felt on her belly I knew she was a special one.
     
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  9. justAwatcher

    justAwatcher New Member

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    It was a nice flat and I believe my daughter was excited for this fishy too :)
     
  10. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    congrats on the flat Jim. Keep em coming
     
  11. OhioRiver

    OhioRiver New Member

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    nah... I didnt know about the boc at the time lol
     
  12. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Jim,Jim, Jim.....
    Kissing fish and feeling them up???? I know you were excited but we are going to have to have a little talk:smile2::wink::wink:
    ...W
     
  13. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    they can only get bigger from here on out bro. congrats.
     
  14. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Congrats on the flattie Jim. That rusty chair in the picture looks awfully familiar. :wink:
     
  15. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Yea, Travis it is at the you know what at the you know where...

    When you gonna be ready to head down that way with me?, I caught her on the bluegills I froze from up at Morse and that is all I could get them to hit... I found that to be interesting!, I think it is the slime they had all over them, cause they was seeping with slime quite a bit.
     
  16. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Whenever you'd like. :smile2:
     
  17. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Lets plan for tomorrow evening/night... We will go down in daylight to get a basket of bluegills for bait, and fish on from there!

    I might come over your way this evening and try my hand at some smallmouth bass... with a pole this time instead of a net. Unless you would like to go get some shad tonight if we can scrape some up? I will hold the bucket!
     
  18. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Kyle just called me. He might be coming by so we can go try for some shad today. You should get down there as well.
     
  19. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    I get off work at 5, so if it is around that time or after hit me up. You got my number?
     
  20. whiskerchick

    whiskerchick New Member

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    Congratulations!! I'm still waiting on mine.