Full Moon Fever Flathead Catfish, GMR 10-4-09

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by dinkbuster1, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    Hooked up with Chubbahead yesterday on the GMR, was kinda worried about the passing cold front shutting the fish down but i just had to get out. started fishing about 2pm and by 4pm had already banked 3-25lb flatties.

    fishing was pretty steady all day but it quickly started dropping off after it got dark. missed and lost a few others and hooked into a MONSTER about an hour after dark but did not get a good hookset and the hook popped out. man i was sick after that happened! ended up calling it quits about 12am. had a great day fishing keeping warm by a fire and cooking hot-dogs when we had slow spells.

    almost all the fish were caught on cut shad, the rest on bluegills. ended up gettin 202 lb of fish which we kept in a big basket i made and then released after photos. tried to keep them clean but they were wild as heck after resting a few hours. fish weights were rounded off to the nearest higher/lower number and were as follows... 25,25,25,20,20,15,14,12,12,11,10,7,and 6 lb

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  2. CatSlayer715

    CatSlayer715 New Member

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    nice night of fishing. did you CPR them?
     

  3. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Thats a awesome day/night of fishing, congrats.
     
  4. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    yes they were all released. :big_smile:
     
  5. arizhunter

    arizhunter New Member

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    nice looking bunch of flats maybe next time u will get that monster good luck
     
  6. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Wow!!!! Great night for sure, looks like the gmr has been putting the other rivers to shame this fall!!
     
  7. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Thats a great night of fishing! Congrats on your catches!
     
  8. stangcrazy85

    stangcrazy85 New Member

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    damn dont think i topped that in all my fishing this year bass included WOW guys keep it up
     
  9. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    Wow! Hell of a night. Hopefully the GMR doesn't let me down tonight.
    How many of those fish came on live bait?
     
  10. Tool958

    Tool958 New Member

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    What a mesh of fish! Looked like a lot of fun. Sorry, I would of had to keep a couple or three for eatin'. Thanks for sharing the report with us.
     
  11. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    :worship: We're not worthy:wink:. Congrats on the awesome night mike
     

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  12. dust off the poles

    dust off the poles New Member

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    wow, I'm not worthy either. lol great pics.
     
  13. JBrooks

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    Really wish I could see the pictures, but I'm stuck at work and they have a block on photobucket and imageshack! :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
     
  14. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    was going to keep the smallest one and make some "catfish jumbalaya" today but man i was too tired to clean it. to answer jbrooks, the first and last 3 fish were the only ones to be caught on live gills. rest one cut shad.
     
  15. chubbahead

    chubbahead Member

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    What a great day that was. Just what I needed since I've had such a bad year. We'll have to hit that up again to get the big boys of the hole.

    Full moon the day after a cold front. I thought we were getting shut out before we left. Finding a consistant weather pattern with flatheads is no easy task. Did you see that barometer line though dink, nice steady increase from right when we got there all the way til 9am this morning.

    Man, I'm ready to load up the car and go!
     
  16. mssistersarcastic36

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  17. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    Way to go guys that a heck of a haul on the Gmr congrats
     
  18. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Thats definetly a night to remember bro. Congrats on the big stringer! rollo
     
  19. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    damn ya'll smoked em' !! good job
     
  20. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Way to go guys. That's a ridiculous amount of good Flatheads for one night! Congrats.