Flathead catfish - My first

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARIZONA TALK' started by jaytee, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. jaytee

    jaytee New Member

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    OK, now that i figured out where to post I can share my story. Last Thursday I was at Bartlett expecting channels, to my surprise I landed a flathead that was 29.5 inches and weighed 11 pounds. This was my first so I was really excited and I was even more surprised that I caught it using nightcrawers. I had set my pole as I normally would assuming I was targeting channels. Now I will consider different measures since my pole launched from the bank and I had to retreive it a few yards into the lake. That was the only taker I had that night but it was well worth it.
     
  2. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    Congratulations on your First Flathead
     

  3. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congrats bro! yet another good Bartlett story!
     
  4. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Nice, Hope you got a good photo to commemorate this special day.
    * Take care~
     
  5. FWFeecherman

    FWFeecherman New Member

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    Congrats on the first Flat!!
     
  6. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    :dribble: :dribble: :dribble: :go: :go: :go: :dribble: :dribble: :dribble: :0a20: :0a20: :0a20: :0a20: congrats
     
  7. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Geez....that darn flathead went and messed up a perfect channel cat trip. James, congrats on your 1st flattie brother.
     
  8. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    congratulations on the catch,,,,,
     
  9. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on your 1st flattie.I hope you catch many more!!!
     
  10. catfishn72

    catfishn72 New Member

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    way to go on your first flathead.
     
  11. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    congrats brother man!
     
  12. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    Good deal,james. Them flatheads are very strong. Watch your drag. Too tight and they will pop your line.
     
  13. martinman

    martinman New Member

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    I would have to agree with everybody else and say congrats. I think that that flattie has got you hooked even better to catching another!!!

    Good job
     
  14. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Way to go James. That's a nice flat. I hope to catch my first one someday.:embarassed: +rep for personal best. Also, welcome to the Brotherhood. I'm glad you are part of the family.

    st
     
  15. Picksecky

    Picksecky New Member

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    Great catch. Great story, Now you will be "hooked" on flatheads.
     
  16. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Good deal..................................happy day
     
  17. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Nice catch James, ive got a feeling we will be hearing more about your catches soon.
     
  18. dadcheek

    dadcheek New Member

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    Congrats on your first. Where at Bartlett were you fishing? I am going up hopefully wed and staying until fri am, so if you were bank fishing maybe I can get the same spot.
     
  19. Brutom

    Brutom New Member

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    I think your first flathead is a fish you'll always remember.
    Congratulations!
    And many more!
     
  20. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    congrats james on your 1st flattie.keep them comin.