How big do you think Ohio Flathead Catfish get?

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by Joey6500, Mar 31, 2009.

How big do you think Ohio Flatheads get???

  1. 70+

  2. 80+

  3. 90+

  4. 100+??????

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  1. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    I think there is an 80 lber swimmin around somewhere but I don't think they'd get much bigger than that

    Hope I'm wrong though!!!
     
  2. Desode

    Desode New Member

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    Well, Back in the 1990's They did some work on the bridge foundations here. They hired 2 diving crews and then had to hire even a 3rd ! Why ?
    Because the first 2 crews said they saw catfish the size of a VW beetles that could swallow a man whole ! :crazy:
    They quit on the spot and refused to go back in the water. :smile2: It was big news and was the talk of the news pappers and just about everyone here where I live. Now I don't think they are the size of a car but If I was one of those divers and was in the muddy,dark Ohio and saw a 100pd Flathead swiming at me, well I'm sure it would scare the living **** right out of me ! :eek:oooh:

    At first though it was all made up crap. :confused2:

    Then when they hired the 2nd crew and they said the same thing as well and quit, Well that leads me to believe there are some monster cats down there. :wink:
    Matt AKA DESODE
     

  3. Desode

    Desode New Member

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    Imagine being a little guy say like 4ft 6 at the bottom of pikes island dam and having this 123pd Flathead swim at you ! :smile2:
    Matt AKA DESODE
     

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  4. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    I've heard that same story about a dozen other rivers and a dozen other lakes:confused2:
     
  5. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Kansas
    ya, that story goes for kansas too. Except it was the army corp of engineers who got scared.
     
  6. Capt.mike jr

    Capt.mike jr New Member

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    lmao the picture says 2:20am and its daylight outside i got some good bullshit stories too.
     
  7. Desode

    Desode New Member

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    what picture are you refering to?
     
  8. Monsterkat11

    Monsterkat11 New Member

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    i absolutely believe that any river in ohio that holds catfish has the potential to hold a world record for that specific species. i think there could very well be 100+ pounders somewhere in the GMR
     
  9. Desode

    Desode New Member

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    I'm assuming your refering to the time posted on the picture. Thats just the time that I cut and pasted the picture. As far as I know that is the current world record Flathead caught in 1998. If there is anyone that knows that is not the current world record Flathead,then please fill us in.
    http://www.santeecoopercats.net/records-world.html

    Matt AKA DESODE
     
  10. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    Thats the world record alright.I think the story behind it is BS but its the record
     
  11. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    Dayton Area Ohio
    I hope you are right buddy, catch ya and it at the fishing hole sometime soon I hope! I am still waiting on my first 40 plus pounder...maybe this season??????
     
  12. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    We get a few reports every year about 70+ lb flats on the muskingum. Never actually seen one of these fish but I have seen 50 and 60 range fish and 70 or 80 or 90 is only a couple 5lb carp meals away. 100? There is one or two swimming around here somewhere, which pool, I have no clue. That's why I try to fish them all.
     
  13. moose22dog

    moose22dog New Member

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    same here at the emsworth dam on the ohio .
     
  14. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    We don't have any big ones here in the Maumee, only little 10-20 lbers. :smile2: Best to stay down southern Ohio and fish there.
     
  15. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Ohio is a great state for flatheads and I believe there are 100 pound plus fish to be caught but they will be in very heavy structure and good luck getting that fish out of it! Lets not forget that the Ohio river is going to hold some huge flatheads!
     
  16. Shad Man

    Shad Man New Member

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    I couldn't agree more. Seriously a zebco 33 with 8lb test line. I bet it was caught on a jug, limb or trotline.

     
  17. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    On the big river systems Id say there are easily fish going over 150# for blues or flats. You got to have a big setup to bring these cats in and alot of people that catfish dont have the setup to bring them in. Ive seen flats 70# plus in the Gila river in Arizona that is very shallow and hardly over your head n any place where I was at but, it was loaded with flats. I would say Ohio has cats over 200#. I hooked into a fish three years ago that I couldnt do anything with but chase it around with the trolling motor there are monsters out there. Just my opinion!
     
  18. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    There was a story in field and stream about a kayaker only the second or third every recorded that has hooked into a Marlin while kayaking. The story I am talkin about was out of Alaska. The guy had a Marlin on while kayaking with 20# test line and the marlin went over 300#. He had the fish on for over 5 hour until he tightened down the drag and let the fish fight another day. I doubt the flathead story is true, I believe he would have needed a little thicker line and a very open area with no snags. But crazy things happen. I believe you should have to take a lie detector test or something for a world record.
     
  19. BIGCATFISH64

    BIGCATFISH64 New Member

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    Muncie,Indiana
    Why not? a 100lb. flattie is definativly not out of the realm of possibility, there's alot of water out there!:eek:oooh:
     
  20. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Im going to say 100+