My first and PB flathead catfish!

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA RIVERS TALK' started by SWeiss, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    Caught on the Susquehanna River just a couple of hours ago. Not a monster, but I am as happy as a piggy in poop!

    19-1/2" in length with a 10" girth. I don't have a scale, but using the formula he comes in at 2-1/2 pounds (though he seemed heavier).

    I was bank fishing using a Carolina rig with a 1 oz egg sinker. Bait was a 4" bluegill hooked through the back between the dorsal and the tail with a 8/0 Gamakatsu Octopus Circle hook.

    Also caught a slightly smaller channel, using the same rig and bait. The gills were the only bait that worked tonight. We also tried crawlers, shrimp, and chicken livers.

    flathead_1_boc.jpg

    flathead_2_boc.jpg

    flathead_3_boc.jpg

    Yes, that's a leaf. I didn't realize it at the time, but when I layed him in the grass to measure him, it stuck. Fish was CPR.
     
  2. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Congratulations Steve, way to go. Im sure you will up your PB very soon.
     

  3. Skammer

    Skammer New Member

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    That's a start Steve! Where there's little ones...........there's big'uns too!
     
  4. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    congrats, well now your hooked, now its that ongoing search for the next PB:wink:
     
  5. KATTERMAN

    KATTERMAN New Member

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    Congrats.. steve i notice the other night louis caught a 43lb out of same river,them gills get them everytime
     
  6. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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  7. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    WTG STEVE! :cool2:
     
  8. campincatfish

    campincatfish New Member

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    Congrats Steve, was that at Pequea? We were going to stop last night and fish there for a little but went home instead. Nice catch.
     
  9. Spider

    Spider New Member

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    Congrats on your first flat and Welcome to the BOC
     
  10. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Steve on your 1st Flatty! :big_smile: Thanks for sharing the pics! :cool2:
     
  11. grouse & britt

    grouse & britt New Member

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    congratts , enjoy looking for the next one :wink:
     
  12. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    I caught him at the Muddy Creek boat launch on the York Co. side of the river.

    There was a bunch of fellas who came in from boat fishing from a pretty successful trip, and one of the guys approached me and offered up their bait since they were quitting for the night. That's how I got the shrimp and the live gills. One of the guys introduced himself as "Brandon". So, Brandon, if you're reading this, thanks!
     
  13. Good job bro, got your feet wet, now go looking for that fellas mommy!!:wink:
     
  14. Bassmaster23

    Bassmaster23 New Member

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    Congrats and GL on the next catch..
     
  15. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    Congrats and good luck on the search for the next one!!!:wink:
     
  16. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats Steve on your PB Flathead.
     
  17. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your flatty you will be even more hooked when you catch one of those pigs out that way.
     
  18. moose22dog

    moose22dog New Member

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    congrats steve, don't matter if he's small or not still counts and always nice to get the first fish out of the way...tight lines..justin:cool2::smile2:
     
  19. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Congrats on the PB Steve!Bigger ones are comin!:wink:
     
  20. mte

    mte New Member

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    congratulations on your first flat and pb