First Flathead

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  1. CharlieTN

    CharlieTN Active Member

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    Took a young man out this morning to try to get him something larger than a 3lb bass, his largest fish so far. I think we succeeded. Got him on this flathead, the first I’ve caught on Watts Bar Lake in East Tennessee. My scale showed it at 32.3 pounds.

    Caught suspending cut bluegill in 61 foot of water.

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    I was so excited. Getting a flathead was high on my hopes for this summer. Just had to share.

    Equipment was a Penn no 9 spooled with 80lb Kast king braid, Berkeley Big Game MH rod, 50lb Berkeley Big Game leader, 8/0 Whisker Seeker triple threat hooks, 8 oz egg sinker.
     
  2. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    wow beautiful fish
    congrats
    I never have caught on either I cant wait until it happens
     

  3. twaskom

    twaskom Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the pictures Charles. great flathead.
     
  4. Trophy Flathead Hunter

    Trophy Flathead Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Very nice flathead!

    I'm ready for you to get one as well Wesley! :cool1:
    They are very cool colored fish.
     
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  5. MonFlatcat

    MonFlatcat Well-Known Member

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    Nice fish, congrats to you both!
     
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  6. crcanter

    crcanter Well-Known Member

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    Dang, you just ruined another bass fisherman... unless he’s after bait for his next big flathead!
     
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  7. bowhunter63

    bowhunter63 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet Flattie Congrats
     
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  8. SteveMcK

    SteveMcK Well-Known Member

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    That's one heck of a first flattie for the guy! Nice pics too.
     
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  9. CharlieTN

    CharlieTN Active Member

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    Oh yeah. He told me afterwards that he now understands why we will sit in one place and wait for hours. He and his pappaw are now wanting to go with me Monday morning if possible.
     
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  10. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    the thing I noticed the most about the pictures is how clean the boat is
    :tongue1:
     
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  11. CharlieTN

    CharlieTN Active Member

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    Oh please tell my wife. LOL.

    It’s only the second fishing trip this year plus the wife and the kids like to go out to swim so I have to keep it at least presentable.
     
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  12. 3rivers

    3rivers Well-Known Member

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  13. Tommy Dean

    Tommy Dean Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great first time flathead. A convert for life.
     
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  14. CharlieTN

    CharlieTN Active Member

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    Oh yeah. Love catching the blues but that flathead was very special.
     
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  15. Russell Garrett

    Russell Garrett Member

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    Great fish!
     
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  16. Henry347

    Henry347 Well-Known Member

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    He's hooked now! That's a good flatty.
     
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  17. Cumberland Fishing

    Cumberland Fishing New Member

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    Can't beat a good Flathead.
     
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