Monster Flathead Catfish!

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by kevinmays, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC............You're gonna love it here. Great pics brother.......way to jump right in.

    Richard
     

  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!!! Very Nice pics also!

    One question, do you keep all those big ones or return them back? Just a question, their yours to do what you want with, you caught them. ;)
     
  3. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Let him get his feet wet before we do the whole CPR great debate.........LOL
     
  4. kevinmays

    kevinmays New Member

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    I release them all (the big ones). we take quick pics on the bank and let them go. i dont have the heart to keep a 20-40 yr old fish.

    all these are full of eggs this time of yr.. we keep a few of the smaller flatheads 7-15 lbs but just enough for a fish fry. i think i cleaned 4 fish in three trips.
     
  5. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Good man...........glad to hear you feel that way.
     
  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thats great to hear! I hope you didn't take my post offensively, I was just wondering. I am the same way except I only keep 3-6lb Channels, only because thats my choice and I like Channel meat better.
    I'll never downgrade or try to push CPR on someone, Its their right to keep what they catch!
    Those were Beautiful Flatties! Congrats!!!:wink::big_smile:
     
  7. MSgtCatfish

    MSgtCatfish New Member

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    Welcome and them are some nice fish brother.

    You fishing out of Watts Bar?

    Great to hear about your choice of CPR.
     
  8. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Welcom to the BOC Kevin. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Those sure are some nice fish you have.

    Tom
     
  9. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    Welcom to the BOC from Texas, those sure are some big hogs!!!
     
  10. kevinmays

    kevinmays New Member

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    yes on watts bar. definitely dont mind asking if i turned them back or not. hope to catch these same fish several times. i dont push my beliefs on anyone but i do explain too everyperson i take why i turn them back. they are fine with it. i let a guy pull a jug on it one time that had a 70 lb blue on it and he wanted to take it home and i wouldnt let him. he was up set at first then as i explained why he was ok. he did get some good pics and thats enough.
     
  11. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    i think you will fit right in nice pictures thank you for showing them to us
     
  12. Welcome to the B.O.C.
     
  13. seacatfish

    seacatfish New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from Florida, brother. That is sure some pretty country in your photos. Great looking boys, too. What good times you are having jugging with them, they will never forget.:big_smile:
     
  14. radish

    radish Member

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    Way to go. Great looking fish. Congrats.
     
  15. adam1886

    adam1886 New Member

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    welcome to the BOC. thanks for sharing the pictures,them are some NICE fish. if you dont mind me asking, what was used for bait?
     
  16. fcrnnngbck25

    fcrnnngbck25 New Member

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    Beautiful fish. I wish the rain hadnt effected my area so much so i could get out on the water
     
  17. dieselcat

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    :big_smile:welcome to the BOC-Keven,those are some nice flatties glad to hear you let em go! :cool2:
     
  18. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Nice flatheads ,Thanks for practiceing C.P.R.
     
  19. brucemacgee19

    brucemacgee19 New Member

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    those are thugs! that's the kind of fish that keep me up at night!