First ever Flathead catfish trip!!

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  1. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    well i went out in a chute today (a realy big one) off the mississippi river to target some cats. Me and kickin_wing where in my boat with some gills. well first i put on a bigger gill head and after about 20 mins wham my first ever flathead. i was pumped. after an hour or so of no more fish we moved to the next log jam we saw. once again after probly 20 minutes wham there was the next one on a live gill . this is where it gets good. i reel in the fish and net it. as im taking it out of the net i notice something orange on its side. i look closer and on 1 side it said reward25$ and on back it said mo conserv. then the number
    i cought a tagged catfish!!!!!
    25 bucks pays for a few trips out
    i never even woulda thought about catchin a tagged catfsih
    may not be the biggest flatheads ever but for my first ones i was realy happy!!
     
  2. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    will post the pics tomaro morning had to wake my dad up just to get pics and i have to get on the computer in thier room to upload the pics
     

  3. CAT ADDICT

    CAT ADDICT New Member

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    That is freakin' awesome! Got ya hooked now!!!:big_smile: Congrats!
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Congrats on a great fishing trip!
     
  5. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Awsome story! A day to remember!
     
  6. QuincyFisher

    QuincyFisher New Member

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    I went out today too at the same spot same time but in a different boat, all i caught was a 2lb channel and an 8lb carp.
    chat kc
     
  7. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Congrats on your first flatties brother. Job well done, Rep points for ya.
     
  8. Arkie55

    Arkie55 New Member

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    I really enjoyed your fishing report and story. You guys had a nice day. A tagged fish!!!! Something pretty rare I would say. I could sense your excitement in your post. Look forward to seeing the pics.
     
  9. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    first one is the two flatties
    second is them by a ruler
    third is the tag on the head of the tagged catfish
     

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  10. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Now that's what Im talkin about bro! Catching fish and getting paid for it? Not too many things can beat it...
     
  11. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Nice fish bro, and its awesome that you caught a tagged one
     
  12. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    also i was wondering
    is it farely common to catch a tagged one or is it rare?
     
  13. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Im not sure, but i have never heard of anyone catching a tagged fish out of a river, or lake, other than a pay pond..So i would say it is uncommon, but i could be wrong
     
  14. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz Active Member

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    Way to go KC. Its great to read the excitement in your post. You have every right to be proud.
    Awesome that you got paid for the one too :)
     
  15. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Great story! Congratulations!...Paid to fish...doesn't get much better than that!!:tounge_out:
     
  16. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    Rare,buddy ,I wouldn't plan on doing it a lot, but who knows, go for it. congrads on the catch.........
     
  17. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    thanks guys
    that makes it even better then that it is rare to do this :006:
     
  18. Buknasty

    Buknasty New Member

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    seriously.......
     
  19. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    I hate to admitt it...i really do but i'm jealous
     
  20. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Nice fish, sounds like a good deal to me. Now go catch some more of those taged ones.