My 911 catch

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  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    I had a tough day gathering bait. I ripped a big hole in my cast net trying to get creek chubs and suckers for bait. Only got 1 creek chub, so I then went to my trusty bluegill spot and it took about 3 hours to get 6 gills, what normally would take only 10 minutes. Got to the Ohio river right before dark and baited up 2 poles with bluegills. The night went on and had the makings of skunk all over it. I checked and repositioned my baits about every 30 minutes with no success after about 4 hours. Finally at about 11pm one of my poles got hammered hard and I set the hook on this nice flatty. I wasnt able to get a weight on this fish (note to self...replace the batteries in scale). LoL!
    My previous PB is only about 24 pounds, this one felt heavier and looks to be bigger. 190.jpeg 192.jpeg 188.jpeg
     
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  2. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    McMechenWVDam.jpg I fished this bank spot that was the old #13 lock & dam on the Ohio river which for years now have been demolished, so I knew it probably held some descent flatheads there. Below is a picture of what the dam looked like back in the day. The far side is WV where I was fishing from the bank which now is a old boat ramp in McMechen.
     
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  3. crcanter

    crcanter Active Member

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    Nice fish, congrats!
     
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  4. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    heres another picture of the WV side L&D 13.jpg
     
  5. hurt locker

    hurt locker Active Member

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    Congratulations!!
     
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  6. Fishfeen

    Fishfeen Well-Known Member

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    Nice fish, thanks for sharing. - Fishfeen
     
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  7. RedmanWV

    RedmanWV Active Member

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    Very nice catch, thanks for posting the info and the pictures. Congratulations on the new PB!
     
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  8. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the report and pictures.
     
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