Good day beatin the odds!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by patrickgd, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    It never fails, right when I was becoming so full of envy toward all the boat fishing guys, it happened. I have been in a slump lately, had'nt caught a fish in a month :embarassed:. I went out this morning aiming to target Blues and Flats. I took 3 poles, 2 being my normal Flathead poles but this time also brought my new 12 ft. Ocean Master. I had live Bluegill on 2 and cut on the long one. With the long one I was able to get the distance I needed to get out into the main runoff channel. First fish came on a small piece of bluegill with the gut pocket. It was to my amazement a 12 lb. Flathead. Nice one to break the cherry of my new rig. 2nd fish I caught on a the head of a small bluegill. When he hit I thought he was smaller than the first one cause the first one was a real drag burner on the hookset. This one pretty much came right to me for about the first 3/4 of the way. Then it was like he realized he was hooked and went ballistic 15 ft. off the bank. When I got him up close enough to see him rear his head I noticed he was hooked by a thread of skin underneath a whisker in the corner of the mouth. I used extreme caution netting him. He went 23 lb. Both fish were released in perfect condition :big_smile:. Who would've thought I'd catch 2 in daylight and on cut bait??? :crazy: Who cares though I'll gladly take it how I can get it! :wink:
     

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  2. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    Nice Fish! Congrats! You better turn the computer off and get right back out there!
     

  3. Kat Slayer

    Kat Slayer New Member

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    Nice job Patrick! glad you came outta your slump.
     
  4. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Sounds like a blast, good way to break a slump! :smile2:
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Looks like a great day on the river those are some real nice fish! Congrats and good luck in the future
     
  6. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    thanks for the story and the pictures thats a nice fish you caught there
     
  7. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    Hey, Patrick? Best part of day fishing is you don't loose sleep staying up all night:big_smile: Great fish Brother.
     
  8. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Congrats on breaking the slump with that nice catch. :wink:
     
  9. Sunbird

    Sunbird New Member

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    Congrats! Why did you leave? I know i'm jk!
     
  10. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    congrats man,a couple of nice fish there
     
  11. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    nice fish. i wish i could have got my boat out this season. just to much $ at one time needed. cant wait till next season.. congrats.
     
  12. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Patrick,

    Thanks for the story and congrats on you two flats rep,s for the story
     
  13. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    congrats on the flats, its always nice to catch fish on new gear to see how it works.
     
  14. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Boy you look happy !!! That's what its all about. Being in a slump and coming out is a great feeling. Congrats and lets see ya get some more ; )

    -Jim-
     
  15. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Awesome job, Patrick!

    Guess you were fishing at dawn?

    Daytime flatheads are the cooooolest!
     
  16. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    congrats on the slump busters brother. dont be surprised at the cut bait in the day bud. we find them preferring cut in the daytime most days! i believe they are more inactive in daytime then at night and are more apt to hit fresh cut when they are like that.:wink:

    again nice fish brother: tim
     
  17. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Congrats on a couple of real nice fish!

    Sounds like the fish were out in the deeper channel!
     
  18. BigOBear

    BigOBear New Member

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    Outstanding! Thanks for the story and pics :big_smile:
     
  19. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    Nice job Patrick, thanks for the story and pictures. A couple of flatties makes for a good trip brother. :wink:
     
  20. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Way to go! sounds like you had a great time!