Fishing Mark Twain Lake in Missouri

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by KGK20, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. KGK20

    KGK20 New Member

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    MAY 28,2006
    MARK TWAIN LAKE IN MISSOURI

    Me and a buddy always go Flathead fishing right before they go on the bed. Nobody ever believes we catch these fish in 2 to 3 feet of water. We use 10 to 12 inch goldfish for bait. We normally are up there from the end of April til the end of May. Then they shut off for awhile. We have been fishing those same sposts for many years now and it always seems like they are there at the same time of year. The two fish that I am holding are 54 lbs and 57 lbs. The one I have hanging up is 59 lbs.

    KEITH


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  2. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Made a copy of this post here. Thank Keith for making your very first post a great one with pics of some great fish. Very nice.
     

  3. KGK20

    KGK20 New Member

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    just wanted to say thanks for helping me get my pics on here.I am not very good with computers.still trying to learn how to use this thing .I have alot of pics .some blues in the 60lb range. going this weekend hopefully will do good.2weeks ago caught one 53lbs. and one 19lbs.Again thanks for the help.Keith
     
  4. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    Thats some real good fish. I bet they were fun to catch.
     
  5. KGK20

    KGK20 New Member

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    they were alot of fun . cant eait till spring to catch some more flattys
     
  6. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Like I already said once, nice fish. I love that lake too. Kinda fickle sometimes, but I guess most lakes are. I've gone up there before with the intentions of catching crappie, and came home with a stringer full of catfish, or went after flats and came home with a bunch of blues. Still getting to know some parts of it. I was there for the grand opening way back when. Used to fish the salt before it was flooded. It's awesome to see that lake producing very nice catfish, and so far, without all the commercialism like LOZ.

    Keep it up man, and I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

    Sorry, not fish pics just random lake photos.
     

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  7. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    what part of missouri is mark twain lake in

    Thanks
     
  8. micus

    micus New Member

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    Leaving the trees in the arms was a smart move. Haven't been up to Mark Twain much in recent years, going to try to do better this year.:look_down:
     
  9. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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    Those are some AWESOME Flatheads Keith, thanks for posting them.
     
  10. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    Being Keith's fishing partner, I must say that these babies were definetely a blast to catch. We have been fishing Mark Twain for several years now and have a few good honeyholes, anyway looking forward to fishing the Mississippi River this weekend, and when April comes, It's flathead time! Remember: Big bait=big fish!
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Those are some nice Flats.
     
  12. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    I've made the decision that i'm going to have to make a trip down there this summer. Maybe i'll stock by catstock in southern illinois first. :tounge_out: