First Lake flathead catfish and big channel catfish last night.

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by smoothkip25, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Me, Shelby and my buddy Chris(Kre1) hit the lake by my house last night for some channel cat action ,the lakes been there since the 70s so i figured it might hold some good channels. About 10:30m i got my first run, When i got him close i could see he was a good fish. 12.5# channel cat. Later on i caught another small channel. At 15 till 1 I had another good run and set. He felt bigger and just kept digging and digging. I got him to the bank and by my suprise was a 15.5# Flat. This is my first lake flathead and a good one for my first and only being 2 mins. from the house. I think im gonna spend some more time fishing here by the house. Turned out to be a pretty good night.
     
  2. catfishfearme

    catfishfearme New Member

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    its good to hear you had a good night, :wink: as far as not fishing that pond right by the house, don't you just want to kick your self in the a$$:confused2: i done it one time, by passing this old channel off of a river up home, i drove by it for YEARS and didnt think there was any thing in it, well i found out, stoped by there one time to go to the bathroom, looked around and sead well i'lljust cast out a few times with my ultra light and a yellow roster tail first cast BAM 5 lb l.m. bass :crazy::big_smile::cool2:
     

  3. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Its actually a 500+ acre lake.
     
  4. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    way to go kip.....Shelby looks like theres nuttin to it....and i bet you didnt even have to pick burs off of ya :wink::smile2::smile2:
     
  5. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

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    congrats on a good night kip, my buddy caught a 36 lb flat out of there about 10 years ago, so there are more and bigger in there
     
  6. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Congrats on the nice fish buddy! You KNOW i'm gonna be coming up there soon after seeing what kind of fish are in there. Shelby's so casual now bout holding the big fish isn't she?
     
  7. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Cant beat that for being right down the street from the house, good job bro.:wink:
     
  8. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Congrats on a good outing.
    It never pays to pass up a 500acre lake without giving it a try. Most people don't broadcast the success they have had to locals on a lake that size, they just keep it to themselves.
     
  9. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Great going Kipper. I haven't got to fish the lake this year yet. We'll team up and get some of those thirty pound channels I keep hearing about. :wink:
     
  10. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Way to go Kip ...Great fish ...... Garry
     
  11. cats gone wild

    cats gone wild Member

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    Thank's for the pics of those nice fish. What a great way to spend some time with Shelby.
     
  12. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    nice fish there congrats
     
  13. LMHart

    LMHart New Member

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    Gratz on the nice fish
     
  14. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Very nice outting Kip. Those lakes all hold big fish just have to have patience. Congrats!
     
  15. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    Nice fish man.I've caught some beefy channels out of there too years ago.
    I don't think there is much catfishing pressure on that lake at all
     
  16. luckey wade

    luckey wade New Member

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    Good job Kip an Chris an shelby. Thats for the report .
     
  17. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Congrats Kip!

    Are you giving up on the river?
     
  18. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Id never give up on the river Tan! Thats my passion! Just been busy around the house and I catch alot less hell going down the road rather than driving an hour away 2 to 3 times a week!:big_smile:
     
  19. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Dang nice fish! :smile2:
     
  20. Angler4life

    Angler4life New Member

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    What a good night. Those are some good fish, especially fishing from the bank in a lake. Thanks for sharing the story and pictures.