First time out...last night = WHOPPER

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by USE TO BE, May 26, 2008.

  1. USE TO BE

    USE TO BE New Member

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    I started to fish exclusively for Flatties towards the end of last season. Last night out was my first excursion of the season and I caught my first Flathead ever. (Well, I caught a 35lb 8 years ago, but I wasn't fishing for Flatts, it was an accident so I dont' count it.)

    Caught it on a 4" gill, 9/0 King Kahle hook, Abu Garcia Big Game 9000, 40 lb Big Game mono.

    57lbs. 50" long. 32" around. It seemed heavier, I hope the scales were right. I can't believe it! I haven't been to sleep since yesterday a 6am. What a night. One I will surely have a hard time topping. I am so excited I just don't know what to say. I would have never thought this would be my first. Thanks for all the good info. CPR too. The best part is my wife and daughter were with me to see it. I'm thinking of taking all the measurements and pics to a taxidermist to see if he can replicate it for me - I know, silly. Anyone know of someone that does this or has anyone had this done?

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    Maybe I will tell the whole story of how it went down after I get some sleep.
     
  2. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    :crazy:What a monster dude!!!! Congrats on your pb, very very nice fish you got there. And a special thanks for returning her. Good job
     

  3. FordGuy2001

    FordGuy2001 New Member

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    Now Thats A Fish! Congrats to you. I can only hope to catch a monster like that one day.
     
  4. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Great fish David. Congrats and now ya got it figured out, catch another.:wink:
     
  5. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    what a monster!!! nice fish and congrats on the PB.
     
  6. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    congrats dude great fish you should be proud.
     
  7. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    David nice fish thanks for the pic.
     
  8. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    is that a Muskingum shovelhead? don't want any specifics, just curious as to what body of water he came out of. wherever it came from thats a big fish, good job!-bassmassey
     
  9. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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  10. allflats

    allflats Member

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    Wow great catch.Hope you keep getting ones that big.
     
  11. radish

    radish Member

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    Good looking fish but great looking girl. I am having Bass Pro. make me a mount made of a fish I caught and released. I sent them a picture and measurements.
     
  12. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    USED TO BE a bassfisherman?

    WOW! NICE FISH DUDE!
     
  13. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    congrats David. nice fish and nice photo.
     
  14. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    nice fish yup you are going to be hooked from now on
     
  15. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    Wow thats a hog. Thats a good way to start the year off.
     
  16. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    Congrats! Awesome fish! Thats a hog.
     
  17. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    Nice catch & great pic
     
  18. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    NICE FISH AND GREAT LOOKING LITTLE GIRL YOU WILL NEED A BIG STICK PERRTY SOON TO WART OFF THEM BOYS , GREAT CATCH
     
  19. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Great Fish!! Congrats! Anyone would be excited after catching that. That will be hard to beat but I bet you'll be trying...:big_smile:
     
  20. Light

    Light New Member

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    Nice lookin fish bro.