Flathead Catfish trys to eat ball

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by MiseryMike, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    Not sure if this has been posted but wanted to pass it on my brother emailed me this.....

    A Fishy Story........


    A guy who lives at Lake Conroe
    (50 miles north of Houston ) saw a ball bouncing
    around kind of strange in the lake and went to
    investigate.
    It turned out to be a flathead catfish that had
    apparently tried to swallow a basketball which
    became stuck in its mouth!!
    The fish was totally exhausted from trying to
    dive, but unable to, because the ball would
    always bring him back up to the surface.
    The guy tried numerous times to get the ball out,
    but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut
    the ball in order to deflate it and release the hungry
    catfish.
    You probably wouldn't have believed this,
    if you hadn't seen the following pictures:
     

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  2. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    two more....
     

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  3. KATTERMAN

    KATTERMAN New Member

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    i had seen this before somewhere else worth looking at again priceless,i might should swicht to basketballs for bait you would have tape the hook on though
     
  4. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    wow. incredible. what are you usin for bait? spalding.
     
  5. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Ive seen that before looking at cat pics.:wink: Thx for sharing.
     
  6. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    He was "Flat having an ball" corny but I couldn't resist.
     
  7. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    seen that one before. But you had two more pics than what i saw. I didn't see them take the ball out last time. That sure is neat. How much do you figure he weighed?
     
  8. Jb1z

    Jb1z New Member

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    This did not happen in conroe , I don't know where this actually happened but every time I read this story the location changes.
     
  9. catter62

    catter62 New Member

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    My guess is this is staged, either by the person who took the pics or by someone else unknown to him.
     
  10. catter62

    catter62 New Member

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  11. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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  12. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    haha that is awesome
     
  13. BigOBear

    BigOBear New Member

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    Mr. Driver has a rude awakening coming me thinks.
     
  14. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    When I used to use an anchor ball I could have sworn something hit it once. Maybe it was a flathead.
     
  15. Iowa_Josh

    Iowa_Josh New Member

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    This is some seriously old news.
     
  16. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Amazing how many different places this is claimed to have happened.
    True story, happened right here where I live. It was put into a housing development pond.
     
  17. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Interesting pics wherever it happened!:smile2:
     
  18. Calvin

    Calvin New Member

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    Kyle's right. It happened a couple of years ago in a housing development pond in Wichita. Neat story.
     
  19. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    Thats a good one, i have seen it before but i always like seeing pics like that again.
     
  20. Shane_Harmon

    Shane_Harmon New Member

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    i have seen this before on youtube i think but great pic thanks for sharing always nice to hear it was released