finally!

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by readingcatfisher, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    Well fishing at Blue Marsh has paid off , I finally caught a flathead!!!!!!!Thanks Blacky for inspiring me to keep on trying ,but I got it on shrimp. I'm glad I had my friend with me because now he wants go out more often .Sorry no pic but it was 30" in length and my two hands wouldn't fit around it .My friend was catching a lot of those hybrid striper and nothing was happening for me then pow on a one inch chunk of shrimp if anyone could estimate what the weight of a flathead at 30" would be that would be helpful
     
  2. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    congrats on the fish hopefully they will be more to come
     

  3. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    congrats Jim sounds like a nice fish. now you are hooked for life.
     
  4. mimarzec

    mimarzec New Member

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    HI ALL!
    i went last sat. morning to my old spot on Schuylkill and got 10 flatheads in 2h, but as last year they were all small (15-20 in.). Does anyone have any new year's idea what i have to do to get 40in long one?:eek:oooh: Stay overnight? Put half of a chicken on the hook?:roll_eyes:

    best!
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That sounds like a real nice flat head. Congrats.
     
  6. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Jim on the 30" Flathead! Gotta remember to always pack a camera! :wink: We all like to see pics of members catches! :big_smile: A 30" Flathead would weigh about 10#.
     
  7. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    You hit it about right ,it could be 11 or 12 depending on the girth.
    :big_smile:
     
  8. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I am always packin the camera from now on
     
  9. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Congrats Jim!

    Now along with your heart problems, you now have a new disease. It's called Flatheaditis. Now for the rest of your life, you will eat, sleep, and work thinking about flatheads.

    I'm sure if a flathead would eat a 1 inch spiece of shrimp, I wonder what would happen if you threw a big piece of carp or shad down there. Give a big piece of cutbait a try, maybe it's grandfather will eat it?

    A 30 inch Eastern PA Non-Native flathead would be around 12 to 16 pounds.

    I'm happy for ya Jimmyboy! If you need any more help, tips, techniques, or other questions, just PM me or better of, post the question up. I may not be able to answer the question, but others here on this great site will help you. That's what's great about the BOC

    Now go out and get a BIGGUN for the EASTSIDE!
     
  10. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Congrats on your catch it is great feeling....Keep them coming....
     
  11. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    You better, you need a new avatar!
     
  12. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Way to keep at it Jim!
     
  13. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I called Blue Marsh and asked if they knew how many flats are in there and the lady flipped said if you catch those kill them because they eat everything else I could never kill that fish too big and I wanna catch him again:wink:
     
  14. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    The good ole PA Boat and Fish Commission rules.

    I like your new avatar, bass is bait!