Illinois flathead catfish pics

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by catpound, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. catpound

    catpound New Member

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    checker out boys caught her on a bank pole with a big bluegill in some Illinois water
     

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  2. SDHogs

    SDHogs New Member

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    I need to get some more posts so I can check out these fish! :)
     

  3. got one

    got one New Member

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    very nice fish.
     
  4. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    That's a nice flathead.
     
  5. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Very nice flathead. Congrats.
     
  6. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    congrats on the nice flatheads thanks for sharing the pics
     
  7. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Eric - Welcome to the B.O.C.!:0a25: Congrats on the awesome Flathead!:cool2: Thanks for posting the pics!
     
  8. BigCat72

    BigCat72 New Member

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    Congrats on the catch
     
  9. vegasryder

    vegasryder New Member

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    Nice hog you got there...
     
  10. Possom

    Possom New Member

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    Woo what a nice one. Congrats on the catch and man wasnt her belly big
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice flatheads!
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Eric that is a nice flathead. Thanks for sharing. That boat ram looks familar. :lol::big_smile:
     
  13. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    :eek:oooh: Boy them guts are hanging,shes a beauty for sure. Nice healthy fish. thats what we are looking for .

    Great job, what was the bait,and all the particulars about the catch.
     
  14. catpound

    catpound New Member

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    Bait, we generally always use bluegill or rock bass. Those rock bass live longer and are so tuff I like using them. For this fish we were using fillet size bluegill. We had our bank pole close to a deeper hole right where it started to drop off. The water was about 4 ft. deep and the line was set only about two foot deep. I would have to say most of our best luck has been close to where the channel just begins to drop off but all our lines are set about two foot deep in 4 ft water.
     
  15. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    A VERY NICE CATFISH. BLUEGILLS MUST BE THE WEAKNESS OF ALL CATS.LOL DO YOU CPR THE FISH??
     
  16. LITTLE FISH

    LITTLE FISH New Member

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    NICE FLATTY!!! That thing has a big gut on it !!
     
  17. Bigbluefisherman

    Bigbluefisherman New Member

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    Did you return this nice fish?
     
  18. bodi

    bodi New Member

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    missouri
    NICE FISH WHAT DID YOU CATCH IT ON
     
  19. clintonhawg1

    clintonhawg1 New Member

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    indiana
    Nice fish ERIC i would like to land 1 like that .
     
  20. catpound

    catpound New Member

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    Illinois
    No we kept this baby, we caught it on a bank pole using a big bluegill as bait.