I Just Had To Laugh

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by WylieCat, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    I was having a conversation with some bass fishermen at the boat ramp about why we catch what we catch.

    One of the bass fishermen said he liked catching the "ultimate predator" in the freshwater. I laughed at him and said, "I did not know you fished for flathead catfish". Of course he said hastily, "the largemouth is the ultimate predator".

    I had to break it to him that a 40 pound flathead can easily eat a three pound largemouth bass, but I have never seen a three pound largemouth eat a 40 pound flathead.

    So, who is the "ultiamte predator"? :wink:
     
  2. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    lol i have had that conversation too.:confused2:
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Hahaha.Just tell him to go ahead and keep catchin bait.LOL
     
  4. caneycat

    caneycat New Member

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    Bass the "ultimate predator"... You just have to love people that catch bait!:haha::0a14:
     
  5. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    well, thats one less person out there crowding up your fishing spots! rollo
     
  6. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Funny, some folks just don't see the big picture do they? :roll_eyes:
     
  7. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    I'm pretty sure if flathead jumped out of the water like a bass, all the bass guys would be catfisherman. To me a bass is just an ordianry sunfish to me. I treat them like thier close relatives the bluegill, green sunfish, and pumpkinseed
     
  8. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Come on guys, I like Bass fishing sometimes. I have to keep my 'Mickey Mouse" gear in working order in case the grandkids want to go fishing. They're still to small to handle my catfish rods.
     
  9. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

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    Brothers and Sisters,
    I stopped counting a long time ago the number of times I let some Bass/Bait fisherperson shoot their mouths off like that and then quietly put them in their place!:wink::smile2::smile2: LOL!!
    In some ways it's actually getting boring!
    Keep up the good work Ya All!:big_smile: We of the BOC know what the real Predator is in the waters we fish.
    Fraternally,
    Coyote1
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  10. crazyjet1

    crazyjet1 New Member

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    A catfish can eat a third of its body weight in one bight. That bass didnt stand a chance.
     
  11. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    The "ultimate predator" is WOMAN.

    There is no close second to her.

    She is waayyy ahead of second place.

    The "ultimate Bull Manurer" is MAN

    The "ultimate pound for pound fighting-est fresh water fish in the USA that I have ever caught " is a Bow Fin.

    The "ultimate rig is Your personal preference.

    Bass are good bait,but mighty poor fighters and even worse for eating.

    NOW,that I have said this.I have never caught a flathead to the best of my knowledge.If I have,it was small and I did not recognize it as such.

    I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  12. catter62

    catter62 New Member

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    Yeah, too bad they're not legal bait in most places. I bet they would work pretty darn good!
     
  13. keyskevin

    keyskevin New Member

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    Just remind them to release their Bass,the big Flattie is hungery,it's lunch time.So now who's the Ultimate Predator!!!:smile2:
     
  14. ClayDog

    ClayDog New Member

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    Sorry to break some peoples heart a 40lb flatty could eat a 3lb bass and he could also eat a 15 lb bass.
     
  15. koakley1

    koakley1 New Member

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    Heck, most of the bass guys I talk to did not know that Flatheads are predators. :eek:oooh:
     
  16. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I once had a teenager that could eat all three.

    I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  17. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    That guy can fish his whole life, and his kids, and grandkids lives and he will never catch a 40 pound bass! LOL Any bass he does catch I can use as bait up to 6 or 8 lbs. The only thing a bass can scare is a baby bluegill or a minnie lol. A 40 lb flathead can scare just about anything in the water.
     
  18. muddyjet

    muddyjet New Member

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    I caught a bass once while realing in, had a shiner on. I thought to myself, I worked hard to gather my bait, so out of anger I left him on while I rebaited my other line. I caught a really nice and tasty 22lb flathead.....Almost made me take up bass'n for bait!!!!!!!!!