Finally Caught a Flathead

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by Jroc777, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    I fished the white river downtown and caught a 12 lb. flathead and a 3 lb. channel. Both were caught on 6-7" frozen creek chubs. Hopefully the flatheads will start biting now.
     

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  2. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member

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    Way to go Joe! I was down at Scottsburg this weekend and the flatties were hitting down there. My girlfriend caught an 8lb and had a big one on that broke her line. I caught a 10lb'er and my brother caught a 24lb blue. Geoff had a huge on on the line that took advantage of him before it broke the line. Good Stuff! and about time! Do you think the place where you fish on the White River down by Martinsville would be a good place for a gathering?
     

  3. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yea, I forgot to list that we caught all the flatties and the blue on live goldfish and live creek chubs. My liver recipe, which has been the only thing that has worked all summer, did not even get a bite. Saturday night I went up to Lake Shafer with my girlfriend and her family. We went out after Indiana Beach closed and fished behind the roller coaster where everyone feeds the carp. We used a whole bag of Wheaties catching 10 to 20lbers for hours untill my arms got sore! Catching carp makes you realize just how clean catfish actually are.
     
  4. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    Good Job Joe!! :) It was fun over the weekend. I couldn't believe that I, after months caught a fatty :eek: Anyways, I'll see you soon at the gathering. Good Luck Fishin! The Bite Is On!!
     
  5. flatcatnightmare

    flatcatnightmare New Member

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    The flats are starting to pick up here in s.e. ind. I caught a 17 lbr. 2 wks. ago and here stories localy about guy's catching them here.
     
  6. HoosierPoleCat

    HoosierPoleCat New Member

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    WTG Baitfish now you have a problem like the rest of us. Never enough time to pursue mr.flathead :cool:
     
  7. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    Congrats on a nice looking fish!! I see in the picture your using a lantern. I would just fish in the dark with glow sticks on the rods. Lots of time the big boys don't like the light. Just my opinion.
     
  8. ol' yeffay

    ol' yeffay New Member

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    I caught a flathead as well a few weeks ago! It is the one in the picture!
     
  9. crazychuy

    crazychuy New Member

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    Hey Geoff,

    Nice flathead. Alot bigger then mine, since I've never caught one before. Over hear in California we've gotta drive to the border and fish the Colorado River for Flatties. Nice job, keep it up.

    CHUY
     
  10. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    Yah, good job Ol' Yeffey!! Let's keep catching those flatties!!
     
  11. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Congradulations. Looks like a nice fish. I cannot wait to try my with a flathead.