First flathead catfish ever,now I'm hooked!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by bammabuck, May 12, 2006.

  1. bammabuck

    bammabuck New Member

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    i caught this 38lb'er saturday with an 8" gizzard shad while fishing for stripers on the chatooga river.
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  2. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    Nice flattie, buster. Congrats. They really are something on rod and reel for sure.
     

  3. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    Great fish. Now you got the fever!
     
  4. mudkat

    mudkat New Member

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    thats a great fish bro
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on your first flattie,Real nice fish!!!
     
  6. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Congrats, Bama, Way To Go. Great Fish & Beautiful Youngster To Boot:big_smile_2: , You're A Lucky Man, Eliot
     
  7. tbartek

    tbartek New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats bama, that sure is a beautiful cat!:eek:oooh:
     
  8. Justin

    Justin New Member

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    Hey congratulations Buster and welcome to the BOC, glad to have you join us. Thats an impressive cat for sure bro.:eek:oooh:
     
  9. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    Welcome to the fever. I have one as well after I caught my first last weekend. Awesome fish, great tasting, and great fight.
     
  10. bammabuck

    bammabuck New Member

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    thanks guys,probably gonna cook some up this weekend.I got over 14lbs of fillets from it.
     
  11. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Very nice fish... Good Job..
     
  12. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Great fish! I've been catfishin' all my life and still ain't caught one that big. But I'm currently in the market for one. You're on the right track already. Keep it up, bud.

    -Red
     
  13. bammabuck

    bammabuck New Member

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    i couldn't believe it,when i got it up redd i thought i had a turtle when i got it in close it wouldn't run it would just sit on the bottom like a big ole logger head turtle.maybe yours will come soon...here's a picture of it in mason's wagon,he wanted to keep it for a pet. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e302/bammabuck/PICT0256.jpg
     
  14. Rigo

    Rigo New Member

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    Nice fish. That beats my all time best over four pounds!
     
  15. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Congrats on your first shovelhead, Rep points given. Glad you have seen the light.
     
  16. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    nice fish congrats and welcome to the BOC
     
  17. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    It only takes one to become an addict...Congrats
     
  18. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    HEY Buster it only takes one flathead of any size to make a lifelong flathead fisherman. They fight hard and aint easy to catch like the other two. Glad you got a big one your first time.
     
  19. bmaultbay

    bmaultbay New Member

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    nice fish, still waiting on my first. hopefully it will be just as nice.
     
  20. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    A very very nice fish. Nice to have ya in the "Hooked Club"!! :big_smile: