Mississippi River flathead catfish

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by FLOAT TRIP WILLIE, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    hey gang heres a pic of a flathead my old man caught on the miss. behide the flood wall off hall st.
     

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  2. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    Did he recently catch that? That thing is a toad. How much did she weight?
     

  3. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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    That is a big flathead. Can you give us some more details Willie?
     
  4. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    it was 61.3lbs caught on a 6in shad. He got me beat now.:angry: So i'm gonna need alot of help. hes been showing this pic to everybody that comes within three feet of him.....lol he will not let this go intil me or my brother beat that.:crazy::crazy: hes on a streak hes been getting at one or two every outting
    heck im lucky if i get two bites...............lol all in all its a good fish and im proud of him. I told him about the site ,and that i was going to post his pic
     
  5. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    here r some more pics
     

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  6. rocko

    rocko New Member

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    that thing is an eating machine. did he catch from the bank or boat???
     
  7. Cat Hunter

    Cat Hunter New Member

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    Thats a nice one, I need one of those to jump on my hook this weekend
     
  8. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Well Willie, you'll just have to go out and get one that beats the old man's.

    It's cool you both fish and a little friendly competition is a good thing.
     
  9. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    from the bank, he said he let it driff down under that barge in front of the grainery, Im going down there this weekend to try my luck
     
  10. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    saaawweeet !!!!
     
  11. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    Are you talking about the flood gates right past that renovated bridge. ??

    always seen people their fishing.
     
  12. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Its before that
    If you get 70
    you get off at grand, go tured the river
    cross the train tracks the street gonna turn right
    take the first street on your left, it will take you right to the flood gates
     
  13. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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    Thanks for the pics and story Willie.
     
  14. yogib

    yogib New Member

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    that's a dandy!! My buddy caught a 47lb flathead not too long ago.
     
  15. cpalombo

    cpalombo New Member

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    Great job Willie. Nice fish, exp. now when no one is catching anything.

    CP
     
  16. tbones23

    tbones23 New Member

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    Congrats!! That thing is a Brute!!
     
  17. Pipe Rat

    Pipe Rat Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I'm talkin 'bout. A little father/son rivalry. Don't let em hold the record too long Willie, He may have taught you everything he knows about fishing but not everything YOU know. Go get 'em.
     
  18. DWB

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    Willie, tell your pops congratulations on that HOG of a fish. That is a LOT of nuggets!!!
     
  19. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Thanks for sharing your Dads story and photos Willie. Thats one great shovel head. The state record flat head only weighed 77 pounds. (rod and reel) I'm very confident that the 77 pound record will be broken in the next year or so. There is a LOT of big shovel heads out there and very very few folks fish for them. Everyone has "BlueMania". Pass on the Congrats to your Ol Man from all of us in BOC Land.
     
  20. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    That's an awesome fish. Thanks for sharing the pics.