I tied my PB today

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by patrickgd, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    This mornings fishing plans got changed due to rain. I was supposed to be going to Sardis to fish for "eating size" channel cats with my buddy Chris a.k.a Geek13 but the rain made him cancel :sad2: so I decided to go down to the river and try for some Flatties.
    The temperature was 58 and raining moderately with 5-10 mph winds out of the North. Withing 20 minutes I was soaked and getting cold and came real close to calling it quits early on but decided to tough it out awhile. I was using fresh cut chunks of Bluegill for bait and after about an hour I started getting bites. The first 2 I missed but kept fishing the same area and eventually hooked one that came off about 15 feet from the bank. I saw him surface and I'd guess he was between 5 and 10 lbs. I re-baited and casted out to the same spot. 10 minutes later I had a good pull down. I hooked and he was a real drag burner. I got him about halfway in and realized I left my net on the driveway at home :roll_eyes: anyway I managed to land him by hand. He weighed 28lbs and 36" long and 24" girth. Seeing how I was the only one crazy enough to be out fishing in the cold and rainy weather :crazy:I had noone to take a photo with me holding him so I placed this 2 liter drink bottle in there for some scale value.:wink:
     

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  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Patrick congrats on another nice flattie. WTG.
     

  3. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Congrats on the nice flattie.. Me and a few other local BOC memebrs rode the storm out last night.. we caught channels and turtles only..

    But atleast someone was catching flatties
     
  4. tswebb71

    tswebb71 New Member

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    Congrats on the flattie. That is a beautiful fish and I am sure he had your adrenaline pumping during the fight!!:smile2:
     
  5. raybait1

    raybait1 New Member

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    Grats on a great fish. Ive been trying to dodge the rain for 2 days. Seems like getting wet wasnt so bad when I was younger.
     
  6. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Great catch and congrats!
     
  7. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Congrats Patrick on the nice flathead. You have some nice ones this year. Keep it up, it pays off.
     
  8. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    Now that's what happens when you tough it out. Congrats on a nice flathead and thanks for sharing.
     
  9. BigOBear

    BigOBear New Member

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    Very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing the pics and story. Your signature block says it all eh? :big_smile:
     
  10. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Good fish man! You've become a dang good fisherman in no time:wink: Keep it up and you'll have one of those 50+lbers before long, better to remember your net when that goes down:smile2:
     
  11. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    NICE fish. Reps sent to you for toughing out the rough conditions. Some of my greatest success has been during some of the roughest weather.
    Bill in SC
     
  12. PaJay-p

    PaJay-p Guest

    Nice fish Patrick Congrads to you. Sometimes high water and bad weather aren't so bad.:wink:
     
  13. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Congrats on a nice flattie!!!
     
  14. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Nice fish Patrick. Thanks for sharing, and Congrats!

    It's nice when you put in the extra effort and it pays off, isn't it?
     
  15. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Patrick, congratulations on tying your PB! Thanks for the story and photos.
     
  16. radish

    radish Member

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    Congrats Patrick very good fish.
     
  17. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    Congrats on the nice flat.