Little monsters

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by slikk03, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i went out last night i kept geeting runs and i would engage the reel and nothing would hookup, so i tried a differant stratage, i let him have the line a little longer before i engaged the reel my poll been ind i broght in a 3 pound flathead , that swallowed a 5 inch gill, i found out why i was missing hookups, those small ones have a hard time getting the gill in there mouth so u must hook the gills in the middle of the back for the best chace of a hookup, i realeast him although good eating size its hard for me to kill such an awsum creater i practice catch and realese on half my flatta depending on the water and my hunger
     
  2. neal

    neal New Member

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    Willie, Thanks for sharing your experience. I agree, catch and release, and catch another day!!!:0a18:
     

  3. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i tell u what ,them little flats hit like a 30 pounder sometimes
     
  4. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    slikk,

    Thanks for "careing" enough to turn it back....My Neice's hubby caught a 44 and a 36#'er on limblines and kept both....The smallest was probably older than he was.....The flathead species thanks you too....Dwight