Maybe not a monster, but my new PB flathead catfish!!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by jlingle, May 2, 2007.

  1. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Well, the day started off with us having a real hard time catching bait. I only managed one shad, that was about 14 inches long and 3 carp. We figured we'd use cut bait, because the perch are in short supply in our pond right now.

    Anyway, My buddy Blake had a good run right off the bat and hooked into a really, really big fish. Blake is normally a bass fisherman, therefore he wasn't prepared to handle a big ol' fish on his tackle. He had 12 pound test line, and after struggling with this big ol' fish (I think it was a flatty, but never saw it) for about 5 minutes, the fish made a run and blake touched his line. Pow! There went that biggun. We were upset, but pretty darn excited all at the same time. We got everything rebaited and had to recast all our rods, since the fish swam through all but 2 lines. My buddy Mike was with us, and he was using a couple of my cat rods. Mike hopped up to get everybody another beer and I hollered at him & told him that he was getting a bite. He said "get it" so I did. Good thing I did, because after a few minutes, Blake lipped a 27 pound flathead for me. I've caught several in the 20 pound range, but this fish was considerably bigger. My scale said 27, but I really think he looks a touch bigger. Regardless, I'm gonna call him 27 and be darn proud of him. He took a piece of cut carp, and I caught him on a 4/0 eagle claw kahle hook.

    After pictures, he was CPR'ed to fight another day. I took the 2 smaller fish home and put them in the new pond. Anyway, here's a couple of pics of my fish.
     

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  2. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Brother thats a slob in my book!!!! Congrats on the new PB. Tasty looking spot as well.
     

  3. DTro

    DTro Active Member

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    I don't know what looks better. That fish, or that spot your fishing. The both look sweet!
     
  4. slipbobber

    slipbobber New Member

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    nice flatty...i would be all smiles also..
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats Brother! Thats awesome for a new PB!!! Reps sent to ya for PB!!!
     
  6. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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    Jerrod,

    Congrats on the flathead...and a new personal best!
     
  7. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    Thats something to brag about.
     
  8. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Jerrod - Congrats on the new PB Flathead!:cool2:
     
  9. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Very nice fish Jerrod! COngrats on your new PB!
     
  10. THRowSOmeStink

    THRowSOmeStink New Member

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    Nice fish . Congrats on your new pb.
     
  11. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Supper Flat Jerrod!! Congrat's J.D.
     
  12. upncomincatfishking

    upncomincatfishking New Member

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    nice fish that is better than mt pb my biggest is 24.7lbs.but this tear the biggest i've got was 18lbs.so keep on doin what your doin.
     
  13. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    congrats on the fish my friend and not to shaby of a spot I would say
     
  14. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    nice flatty Bro. hopefully i can do just as well. heading ut again tommorow night after 2 very disappointing trips.
     
  15. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    Congrats on a good fish. To me, that fish looks a lot bigger that 27lbs:wink:
     
  16. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on ur PB, Flathead.
     
  17. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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    Thanks for the pics and the story! That is a beautiful flathead. I agree with everyone else in that that spot looks great. Keep on fishing it!
     
  18. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Very nice fish, congrats on the catch.
     
  19. bwanatony

    bwanatony New Member

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    Nice!
    Those 25-plus pound fish are a "whole different breed of cats", aren't they?
     
  20. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Way to be Jerrod!

    Now you need a 30lber!

    Thanks for sharing.