First flathead catfish of the year

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Shawn, May 28, 2006.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

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    Got out for my first time, and fishing a few hours managed one nice smaller flat. Still, a good battle on 15# line, especially when your lines tangled in a branch.

    taken off wood cover in light current in about 4-5 feet of water (this would be a mid-depth area where i was fishing...)

    didn't get any other pick-ups, but nice to get out a while on a morning off....

    Shawn

    fyi the cover picture was just one of the spts i stopped at.....
     

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  2. Cat King

    Cat King New Member

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    nice flathead:smile2:
     

  3. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Shawn - Nice Flathead and nice looking spot! Keep up the good work!
     
  4. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

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    forgot to mention, bait was bluegill.

    water temp was probably 66-68 degrees... very nice day to be out...it's going to be 93 deg. today. :cool2:

    Shawn
     
  5. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Still lookin' for me a flathead. So yours was lookin' awful nice. Got one question though, was the bluegill live? And how big was the fish(the bluegill and the flathead)? Just curious. Keep the pics and the fish comin'!

    -Red
     
  6. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

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    i was fishing the bait alive... i like them as lively as possible.

    There are some guys who use fresh cut bait, and do well. I think Baitkiller uses cut-baits for flatheads. The places I fish, the live baits work best.

    Shawn
     
  7. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Congrats on your first flathead of the year. Looks like a good spot.
     
  8. hunter_x

    hunter_x New Member

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    very very nice goin!
     
  9. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    That beats my first flathead of the year. I caught him Monday and it was just a little guy.
     

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  10. chuck luck

    chuck luck Member

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    Congrates on your first flat of the year. I'm hoping to get my first of the year soon. Have a good one, Chuck.
     
  11. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    congrats on your 1st flatty of the year