Finally ended my mid-summer drought -Pictures

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by USE TO BE, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. USE TO BE

    USE TO BE New Member

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    I had quite a drought going as I had not caught any Flatheads the entire month of July. I don't know what to attribute it to, lack of skill because this is my first year fishing exclusively for Flats, or maybe it was the spawn. Either way, the drought has ended and I have land 3 Flats in 3 consecutive fishing trips. The first was a 23lb caught on 8/9. I also caught a PB channel of 11lbs that night. The next was 44lbs caught on 8/15. The next was 38lbs caught on 8/16. All three were caught on 7" goldfish - I had bluegill out, but they didn't touch them.

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    When I hooked into the 38 last night, I was sure it was 50+ because it was so much harder to bring in than the 44 the night before. The 44 was male and the 38 was a female, so I guess I can attibute that to her fiestiness.:smile2: Anyway, my Flat total is 7 for the summer - 23lb, 38lb, 38lb, 41lb, 44lb, 53lb and 57lb. I would love to get one more 50+ before the season ends in a couple of months. If I don't catch another though, I will still be happy.
     
  2. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Congratulations on some SUPER Catfish!
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    So much for a drought!! You are catching some great fish. Congrats and good luck in the future
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats David those are some nice cats.
     
  5. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    congratulation on those fine looking fish
     
  6. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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  7. Marcos

    Marcos New Member

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    Congrats! Those are sum biguns! I sure bet they were fun to haul in! Thanks for posting the pictures.
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    David thanks for sharing the pics and story of some nice catfish. Enjoyed.
     
  9. radish

    radish Member

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    David you have had a great year! Congrats
     
  10. OttoDita

    OttoDita New Member

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    Those are some nice fat cats! Thanks for sharing, makes me wanna get out and hit the water some more:tounge_out:

    Excellent fish!
    Shane
     
  11. kat king

    kat king New Member

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    congrats on the bigg flatties i would be happy with just one of those that size this year..you gonna make one off those pics a avatar?
     
  12. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    congrats,some mighty fine looking fish there
     
  13. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Them are some dandies David! At least someone is catching some hawgs! Good luck on that 50 +........smooth
     
  14. Romo

    Romo Active Member

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    Awesome fish! I guess those big goldies help to weed out the smaller fish
     
  15. muddyjet

    muddyjet New Member

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    Nice fish. Congrats....
    Is it cool at night there? If I put overalls on here in S. Ala. I would lose 10lbs in sweat. Have to wear shorts even at ngt still, along with mosquito spray:confused2:
     
  16. USE TO BE

    USE TO BE New Member

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    Well, cool to our normal summer standards. It was down in the low 50's and the dampness just magnifies the cold.
     
  17. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh New Member

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    CONGRATS ON THE MESS OF FLATTIES