Last Flathead catfish of 2008

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by patrickgd, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Got to the Bluegill pond at 5:30am this morning and surprisingly I was able to catch bait easily in the 38 degree outside temperature on my grub worms. Caught about a dozen and with serious doubts of catching anything headed to the river. The river has been low and falling and the outside temperature was 38 and windy. rescent water temps have been right at 55 and the current moon phase has been nothing special. I could'nt think of anything that matched a pattern condusive to good Fathead fishing but had to try anyway. Glad I did! first fish was a solid one that I'd guess was probally around 10 but after a good hook set and 15 seconds of "loaded-up" rod the fish just came off:confused2:. I figure he must've rolled and thru the hook. so I put another good biased cut Bluegill head back in the same spot and after about 15 minutes caught a nice little yellow 5 lber. Repeated the same thing and after another 20 minutes or so I had a fighter on. A nice green 13 lber. I took a few pics of both fish but something was going on with my cam that caused them to look blurry, maybe it was some slime on the lens??? Anyway I released the fish to "grow up". After that it was downhill as barge traffic and real strong winds pretty much screwed up any chances of catching anymore fish. I paid respects to the good ol' river and headed in grateful to have "picked off" 2 more nice Flatties for the year. :wink:
     

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  2. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Glad that you were able to get into fish brother. Ive pretty much made up my mind that Im gonna keep trying for them into the winter. You never know...:wink:.
     

  3. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    I hear that Dameon and good luck to you! If you have a boat w/ sonar you can probably locate some of there wintering holes. I've got a video by "In-fisherman" that shows them catching them on a river in 33 degree temp by vertically jigging artifial lures. Also, they warn that during this time "selective harvest" should strictly be followed because large populations are concentrated into these holes.
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like a great day fishing, Congrats and good luck in the future
     
  5. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Congrats on the catches!! :wink:
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on a nice Flathead.
     
  7. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Congrats on the flattie. I'm hoping for at least one more before this years end.
     
  8. Mrs. Sunbird

    Mrs. Sunbird New Member

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    Nice fish! thanks for the story.
     
  9. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Nice fish ,
     
  10. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    That's two more flatheads than I've caught in the past month or so! Cool deal man. We caught a decent amount of flatheads during the day fishing for blues last year but they were mostly smaller fish in the 5-10lb range.
     
  11. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Congrats on the flatties!!
    It's no problem to figure out what was wrong with the camera, It's hard to take good pics when you're shivering in 38 degree weather..:wink:
     
  12. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    congrats on pickin up a couple before the years end, i wish it was 38 degs. here, its in the teens with 25 mph wind :eek:oooh: