How many of you have broke the 50 pound mark on flattys?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by 3rivers, May 22, 2020.

  1. K-Dub

    K-Dub New Member

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    Kelly
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    65 lbs., Missouri on cut shad. It took me 3 years to break 30 lbs. and then an additional year to break 50. I always consider the flatheads to be kinda of a lucky catch because I’m usually targeting blues. This was a couple years ago and I’ve only caught a couple flaties since.
     
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  2. twaskom

    twaskom Moderator Staff Member

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    Just a note for some of the newer guys and a few of the old timers.

    It is a site requirement that your profile page have your FIRST name and your State in the appropriate block. It appears under your avatar and is meant to promote a more friendly atmosphere on the forum. It help others answer questions when they know where you are from.

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  3. drifter106

    drifter106 Member

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    john
    2 40's on rod and reel....1 60 trotline...fond memories for sure!
     
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  4. Russell Garrett

    Russell Garrett Member

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    Russ
    I didn't have a scale with me but this one was probably over fifty. I catch a few in the 30 plus range yearly. Always carry a scale now.
    Iowa River, Bluegill
     

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  5. greenboatman

    greenboatman New Member

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    Texas
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    richard muckelr
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    71 pound flathead caught on live perch in Texas 5 years ago. Released to get bigger! Richard Muckelroy
     
  6. Brown Cat Kayak

    Brown Cat Kayak Member

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    Iowa
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    Mark Templeton
    Wow is that anywhere close to Dandridge TN? I would love to go fishing with you the next time I come down there to my brothers. I was down there on Loudon and everywhere else a month or so ago and fished for 3 days and never got a bite from anything. It was during the full moon and when that cold weather hit unfortunately. That's pretty impressive man.
     
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  7. MrBushHog

    MrBushHog Member

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    Missouri
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    Greg
    Been catfishing the Missouri River since the early 1970s.

    Flatheads that are 50lbs+ aren't a real common thing. We've put some in the boat over the years, but it don't happen every year.
     
  8. Caseoftheblues

    Caseoftheblues New Member

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    Kansas
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    Shane ferreira
    This one was close.didn't have scale. Kansas River live shad 20170825_220736.jpg
     
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  9. River Catfish Chris

    River Catfish Chris New Member

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    Christopher Poo
    Never broke a 50 yet on flats in the river just blues. Came close a few times. I'm sure I've had over 50 tied on bit never make it to boat or bank. Huge live shad is the ticket here
     
  10. 1gr8bldr

    1gr8bldr Well-Known Member

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    north carolina
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    Marty
    Not sure if everyone agrees... would be an interesting thread... but I find that Flatheads take more predetermination or "targeting" than blues. I suppose that's why I typically chase the blues more often. Even fishing for blues we get lucky with some flatheads, striper to, but I have to be in a serious mood to go after the Flatheads. Is more of a mission than recreational
     
  11. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    SE South Dakota
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    Tom Van Kley
    56 lbs.
    Missouri River in South Dakota.
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  12. crcanter

    crcanter Well-Known Member

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    Craig
    ALMOST! I just caught my PB, but it came one pound shy of putting me in the 50-pound club. This one was 49!
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    If only it had eaten a bigger carp before snacking on my skipjack chunk!
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    CPR’d to come back & get it when she’s a little bigger...
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    **Ohio River, cut skipjack near the mouth of a creek, 30 feet of water
     
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  13. twaskom

    twaskom Moderator Staff Member

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  14. crcanter

    crcanter Well-Known Member

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    Craig
    Thanks Tom, I caught a 32-pounder while I was typing up that post!
     
  15. 3rivers

    3rivers Well-Known Member

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    Pennsylvania
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    Gregg
    Dang that’s impressive
     
  16. twaskom

    twaskom Moderator Staff Member

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    Tom
    I think that first pic is going to be a new avatar.

    Those booney hats are good. I lost my original one in the Ohio River. It surprised me that they apparently don't float. Didn't take long to replace it.
     
  17. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    Wesley
  18. Unorignal18

    Unorignal18 New Member

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    State:
    MO
    Name:
    Jonathan Davis
    This was my friend and neighbor in my back yard kcmo MO river around 2000 fish weighed around 74lb on the scale. I have gotten 40 lb blues but no big flats yet
     

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  19. Welder

    Welder Well-Known Member

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    Troy
    Mo river and lower Gasconade 65 even big boy on cut skip. 56 on head section and half fresh cut moon eye. Few 50 to 55s on live carp, sunfish, moon eye, or bullheads. Wife got a 54 on a worm ball few years back. Seems like we catch a lot of the big ones here in September on rr.
    Lota nice other ones but was limb line or trot line fish so they do not count.
     
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  20. Welder

    Welder Well-Known Member

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    Troy
    Looken to get in the 70 club on flatheads. Tough goal even on the mo river. One of the reasons I been fishing 1/2 live carp for bait when I go.
     
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