First flathead catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by DaveR, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. DaveR

    DaveR New Member

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    Saturday some friends and I went to Deer Creek to just get away and hopefully catch some channels. We were there about an hour just shootin the breeze and all of a sudden my rod doubled over as I use circle hooks. I picked up the rod and after a few seconds thought this has to be one of the biggest channels I've ever caught.when I got it up to the bank we realized it was a flattie. By no means the biggest flat at 8lbs 3oz but it was my first one ever and I couldn't be more excited. I'm pumped and can't wait to get out again this weekend!
     
  2. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    Congrats Dave! Its nice to have that first one under your belt.
     

  3. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Dave were you by the Spillway when you caught that? What bait were you using?
     
  4. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    Cool man! Congrats on the fish and maybe you will catch an even bigger one next weekend! Would love to see pics if you get any!
     
  5. DaveR

    DaveR New Member

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    ryang,
    Yep we were at the spillway and using cut shad which really surprised me because I thought flats only went after live bait.
     
  6. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Congrats on your first flattie Dave!!! Now go out there and get ya a bigger one.
     
  7. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    congrats on your first flathead and i hope that is the first of many
     
  8. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    your ruined for life now:D
     
  9. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    SWEEET!!
    Good Job Mate!!! any flat is a good flat. Just dont hesitate to CPR.
    Keep us posted on future catches.
    thanks
    Larry
     
  10. explayer

    explayer New Member

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    Congrads on your first flathead next will bigger
     
  11. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    That first one is special. Mine's in my avatar (14 lbs). Second one barely made 1 lb. Man those dudes are picky, finicky, stealthy or just plain smarter than I am. Good job. Let us know if you get another one. :thumbsup:
     
  12. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    "I thought flats only went after live bait."

    Dave, it's not uncommon for flats to hit cut shad this time of year.
    Congrats. My first was only a pound.
     
  13. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    Dink your right, say bye bye to all your money and time now.