FINALLY caught a good one!!!!

Discussion in 'KENTUCKY RIVERS TALK' started by Raven Blayde, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Raven Blayde

    Raven Blayde New Member

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    And now I finally have a photo of myself with it for my avatar!!!! :big_smile: I caught this 20lb, 35.5 inch Flathead at 3:30am Sunday morning in my usual fishing spot (the rocky banks of the Kentucky river). This is my first really big cat and I about had a heart attack when I was trying to get it into my little fiberglass John boat (by myself with just a Coleman lantern for light) lol.... It broke my rod and it wouldn't fit in my net, so I grabbed it's tail and lifted it into the boat. I thought it was gonna sink me when it started thrashing around in the boat, so I tied a rope to it and dropped it off to the side. Whenever it was "Feeling it's oats", it was dragging my boat around!!! :smile2:
     
  2. Titus

    Titus New Member

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    Good work, thats an impressive fish. Sounds like you may need a larger boat (and rod) if your gonna keep this up:wink:.
    At least you have a nice fish in your avatar... I'm still working on that:sad2:
     
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  3. rcbbracing

    rcbbracing New Member

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    Its amazing the rush ya get when ya hook your first bigun isnt it? CONGRATS man and enjoy...
     
  4. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    W.T.G. Nice fish. Sounds like you need a bigger net,boat and rod.:smile2: Least you got a good one to show off.I'm still working at it.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Bobby thanks for sharing your fishing trip. Exciting story. Nice fish and sharp avatar. You will be boat and rod shopping before long. WTG.
     
  6. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    Nice fish congrats!
     
  7. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    Awesome fish. nice catch! keep up the great work
     
  8. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Congrats on a heck of a fish!
     
  9. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Yeah I think you better UPGRADE on the boat and poles..You see!, your gonna start chaseing them biggens for sure now, and if you hang into one of the those Ky River Monster Flatheads or one of the Bluecats you will need it :smile2: If you thought it was going to sink the one you have.:wink:

    Good luck on your next PB.Nice fish too.
     
  10. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Nice fish there. I was stoked when I caught mine in my avatar. First flathead I ever caught and biggest too. Hope you catch a bigger one!
     
  11. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Nice catch an congrats
     
  12. catfish1083

    catfish1083 New Member

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    congrats man nice fish:big_smile:
     
  13. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Congrats and hate it about the rods bro.. Keep fishin
     
  14. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    LOL! Right now i'd be glad to catch a big 20 lber. so bad I wouldn't care if he broke my rod.:big_smile:
     
  15. Raven Blayde

    Raven Blayde New Member

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    CatManAJ- Dude, it was WELL worth breaking a rod for!! :wink: Thanks to all for the comments. It was an awesome rush and I can't wait to catch a bigger one!
     
  16. fish_head

    fish_head New Member

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    Congratulations! Thats a .great fish and a great place to fish. I know I miss it
     
  17. stinkyrod

    stinkyrod New Member

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    awsome fish man, I have fish envy
     
  18. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    Nice catch an congrats
     
  19. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    Way to go Man ..what did you use for bait??
     
  20. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    way to go Bobby, nice one.