First daytime flathead catfish and new PB!!!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by lookin_4_moby, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    I decided to head out after work this morning and wet some lines. After catchin some bait I headed to a hole were I lost a big one last year that I didn't come prepaired for. After sitting for about 20 I began to wonder if I was going to catch anything because I've never had very good luck fishing for flats during the daytime. Then I notice my line runnin out and goin slack, runnin out and goin slack so I decide to check it. I start reelin real slow then I feel some weight and speed up a little hopin my circle will bury deep in it's mouth, then pop. . . . . . .nothing I couldn't understand it so I start reelin faster anxious to see what had happened and all of a sudden it got heavy again and then it starting swimmin. This girl didn't even set my clicker off because she was swimmin back upstream with my line slack and sinker caught in some rocks. I fought her for about 20 mins in some pretty heavy current and knew as soon as I grabbed it, it was a new pb but didn't know by how much. Called my buddy flathead steve and talked him into comin out with his scale cuz mine was dead and I needed a verifier. She weighed in at 46 pounds 5 pounds over my last pb didn't get any measurements. gotta say thanks again to steve for gettin up out of his uhhh stooper :smile2: thanks bro!!! the rest of the pics of it are in my profile or you can see them in our Central Iowa Gathering thread
     

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  2. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    congrats on the pb, had the same deal last night with them,fish going up stream in heavy current gets a lil nerve racking cuase u know something is messing with the bait/hook but u cant set it :smile2:
     

  3. wisco_fisher

    wisco_fisher New Member

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    congrats! i just landed my PB a few days ago.. i've just got into catfishing within the past handful of months!
     
  4. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    congrats on the pb.day fishing ccan be as productive as night fishing if ya hit the right spots.
     
  5. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    Way to go on your new PB.
     
  6. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrat's Preston!!! That for sure will get the old blood pumping..You know you have arrived when you catch a pig like that while eating a samich,drinkin a beer and grabbin the fish all at the same time and never spilling your beer:wink: Flathead steve says he does it All the time,LOL J.D.
     
  7. rosscatman

    rosscatman Member

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    Thats a really nice looking flat.Congrats on your PB Preston.
     
  8. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Congrats on the new PB Preston. You've also got a real keeper for a friend cause not everyone would come out with a scale and help you celebrate:smile2: Stay safe and keep on sticking 'em!!!
     
  9. upncomincatfishking

    upncomincatfishking New Member

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  10. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    congrats on the pb flatty preston
     
  11. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    Way to go on your new PB. ​
     
  12. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    That's a heck of a fish there man, congratulations on you biggest flathead yet:wink:
     
  13. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Congrats, very exciting to get a PB fish!:cool2:
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on the new PB, Preston.
     
  15. chad69dart

    chad69dart New Member

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    congrats on the new PB. thats a nice Hog!!:cool2:
     
  16. T Man

    T Man New Member

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    Lot of the big fish I catch run upstream here in mississippi Hope you get another personal best this year I catch all my fish in daytime may be because I dont fish at nite:smile2:
     
  17. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    congrats on the new PB:cool2:
     
  18. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

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  19. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Congrats on the newest personal best. Nice looking fish!
     
  20. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    Any time man! You just pick that phone up if I ever need somthing LOL!