Kansas River Flathead Cafish

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by GaryF, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Caught a decent flathead Saturday night on the lower Kansas River. We were set up below a bridge in a spot that blocked some of the current and debris, I was fishing with Steve, my friend and tournament partner, out of my boat. The plan was to fish until midnight, as we were both tired from all nighters on Friday night.

    Around 11:30pm, one of my live bait (bluegill) poles went tap tap. This pole was one I had lobbed just maybe 10 feet from the boat in 15 feet of water. I picked up the rod and waited, and when he tapped again I set the hook, and the 5/0 kahle found the fish. He seemed like a small fish at first, and I told Steve that I didn’t need the net. Bad call, lol. He broke the surface and I think both me and the fish were pretty surprised, and at this point the fight was on.

    After a few powerful runs I got him under control somewhat, Steve put the net out, and he swam strait into it. It took both of us to pull the net up and get him in the boat, and the scale said 76lbs 5oz The fish was released promptly after the pictures were taken.

    And yes, we only caught the one fish. :0a1:
     

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  2. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    CONGRATS Gary!!

    Man thats one heck a fish. I'll bet your still in shock. What a way to break in the new boat! :big_smile:
     

  3. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    That is one huge flathead. Congratulations!
     
  4. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Gary that is a pig of a fish...Congrats
     
  5. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Gary I think you going Hog wild, was that your Pb?
     
  6. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Wow, that's HUGE!!! Monster Flathead...congratulations on such a huge, trophy fish!
     
  7. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Awesome flathead Gary!
     
  8. noj77

    noj77 Member

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    That is one massive flathead. Awesome job on the catch and release.
     
  9. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Happy for you Gary, nice fish...W
     
  10. lbaker3

    lbaker3 New Member

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    Awesome Gary! That is one beautiful fatty.
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a nice Flathead, Gary.
     
  12. farmer

    farmer Member

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    Nice job Gary. Thats a fish of a lifetime. Reps to ya for the CPR.
     
  13. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Man thats a HAWG, Awesome fish Gary...:worship::worship::worship:
     
  14. cubedweller

    cubedweller New Member

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    Gary, nice job whacking that leviathan!!! Does it have any brothers or sisters? :big_smile:
     
  15. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    Nice Flat Gary.

    I would take a one fish night like that one, if that one fish was a flat like that.
     
  16. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    WOW :crazy:. That's one giant flathead man, congratulations. I would love to tangle with a flattie that size.
     
  17. duckalot

    duckalot Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Gary, Thats the nicest Flathead I have seen in a while. Thanks for Sharing.
     
  18. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Gary! :cool2: WOW :crazy:! That is a super HAWG Flathead! Rep to you! :big_smile:
     
  19. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Gary , I think that first pic is the best one. Your avatar pic and the second pic in this thread are good pics, but man o man the first one surprised me. That pig has a huge head on it. You should have had Steve get a pic with your head in his mouth. :smile2:
     
  20. myname6

    myname6 New Member

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    my god that thing is allmost as big as you and you look like a big dude