First ever flathead on Tn River

Discussion in 'TENNESSEE RIVERS TALK' started by shadguts, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. shadguts

    shadguts New Member

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    Boat=few thousand, probably close to $800 in rods reels etc. , $65 gas in truck and boat, about $750 in electronics, first ever flathead that weighed 45lbs, PRICELESS!!
    Here's the story. First of the day was a half pound blue followed by a 7 pound channel, follwed by a 14, 11, 6.5, 9, 13, 11, and a 12 pound blue. And this flathead. That was fun.
    All the fish were caught in an area that I'd never fished before. I have always wondered how the flatheads fight and was not disappointed. All were caught in 35-50ft. I had a nice lively creek chub on a good ole circle hook just waiting on ole flatty. Never got a bite on it! Was cuaght on cut bait. Last Tuesday caught 12 fish all blues totaled 117lbs. Largest one 27lbs.
     
  2. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Congrats....looks like everything paid for itself!:tounge_out:
     

  3. shadguts

    shadguts New Member

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    Sorry everyone as soon as I can I will try to figure out how to resize this pic and get it on here.
     
  4. shadguts

    shadguts New Member

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    Here it is. It took a while but I figured it out with some help from the "how to" section.
     

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  5. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Thank you for the info and congrats on the fish that one of that picture of that fish it looks like a monster, hopefully this will be a very good year and there will be alot of good size cats caught. Keep up the good work.
     
  6. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Congrats on a nice flathead !!! :cool2:
     
  7. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    congratulations on a nice flathead. The obsession begins!
     
  8. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    what a nice fish looks like the flats are coming alive now if we can get this river to come down ill be out looking for these big old fish
     
  9. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    Wow Chris....Great day! I havent been on the water for about 5 months now! I have everything ready, but all this HIGH water! I have been thinking about going to the Tennessee river, but keep talking myself out of it! I have been skip fishing the last 2 weekends.:wink:
     
  10. spcmitchell28

    spcmitchell28 New Member

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    congrats on your first flathead:smile2:
     
  11. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Chris that is a really nice Flathead man! You just can't beat the way they fight. Congrats
     
  12. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    nice fish there Chris. Looks and sounds like you have been putting a pretty good hurting on those TN River fish
     
  13. shadguts

    shadguts New Member

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    Not hurtin em too bad. Sure have had fun here lately.They were all released except for a couple 5's and a couple 7's.
     
  14. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is a mighty fine day fishing. Thanks for sharing your stories/success.
     
  15. petersoutcats

    petersoutcats New Member

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    Congrats on you Flathead Chris!
    I'm still waiting on my first Flatie, maybe this year.
     
  16. TN-CATFISHER

    TN-CATFISHER New Member

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    Nice lookin fish man. Congrats.