First Flathead Catfish of the year. 46lb

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by USE TO BE, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. USE TO BE

    USE TO BE New Member

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    I caught this 46 lb Flathead about 8:30 yesterday evening fishing from the bank. We had some unseasonabley warm weather this weekend, so I thought I would give it a shot, not expecting much. I don't even have my boat in the water yet. The water temp has to still be in the mid 50's. I caught her on a 4" goldfish. This is my first time out, and the same thing happened last year on my first trip out. I wasn't expecting this and didn't even have my camera, I had to use my cell phone. This girl must have been on a feeding frenzy. You can't tell from the pics, but her belly was huge.
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    These are the eight Flatheads I caught last year, with the weights in red. Last year was exeptionally good. I don't know if I will be able to top it, but I'm off to a good start.
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  2. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Way to go Bro...Congraduations on the big girl.:eek:oooh:..You in the flathead frenzy??,,:angry::wink:

    If so you gave us something to shoot for,:smile2::smile2: Nice fish.
     

  3. bnorth

    bnorth New Member

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    Good golly you've been busy...I'm kinda glad you're not in the Frenzy lol...anyway nice job!
     
  4. CatfishCC

    CatfishCC New Member

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    Congrats on your catch! That is a dandy flathead!

    Chad :smile2:
     
  5. USE TO BE

    USE TO BE New Member

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    Thanks. What's the Flathead Frenzy? I mainly frequent this site during fishing season, so I've been away since last September.
     
  6. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Dave congrats on the first. Put up a picture in your avatar so I know with whom I might rival.
     
  7. iluvnevaeh

    iluvnevaeh New Member

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    Congrats man!!!!! really nice fish, im impressed brother. Keep it goin this year!
     
  8. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Congrats man good way to start the year.
     
  9. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    David, Congrats on the first flat of the year and a very good way to start the year off with.
     
  10. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Congrats on the biggun David. :cool2:
     
  11. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Nice fish and a great start to the new season. Congrats!
     
  12. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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  13. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Beautiful Fish David! Congrats.What part of this great state are you from?
     
  14. catfishguy

    catfishguy New Member

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    It's all downhill from here!:wink::smile2: Just kiddin! What a way to start.
     
  15. cjuvinall

    cjuvinall New Member

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    great flat, just makes me itch to get the poles out and battle the weather lol hope you do as good or better then last year
     
  16. Hoopie

    Hoopie New Member

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    Thats a dandy!!! What part of the state are you from? What body of water did you catch it in?
     
  17. team salmon

    team salmon New Member

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    NICE FISH BROTHER!!!!
     
  18. tnvol

    tnvol New Member

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    Nice fish bud! Congrats!
     
  19. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    Great fish! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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