My first ever flathead and PB catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by BajaCoop, May 14, 2007.

  1. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    Well I went out fishing at St. Johns Bayou like I normally do 2-3 days during the week after i get done with work. I had been fishing for about 3 hours with limited success 1 drum and 1 gar and lots of bites that i kept missing(probably those dang gar). But at about 7 o'clock (right as I was getting ready to call it and go home I got a good hard bite, I set the hook and was surprised that there was actually something there( I had fed the gar about 2 shad already and only managed to hook one). At first I figured it would be a drum like is has been every other time until I pulled a big ugly head with whiskers outta the water.

    All said and done a nice 8 pound flathead my first ever flathead and biggest catfish.

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  2. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    WAY TO GO ED!!!!! Congrats on your catch and new Personal Best!!! I must admit...I am a bit jealous:embarassed: :embarassed: :embarassed: I have YET to catch a catfish this YEAR!!!!!!!:eek:oooh: :embarassed: :eek:oooh: :embarassed: and I have NEVER caught a flathead on rod n reel!

    Good Job!
     

  3. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Congrats on the catch. Nice little flatty you got there! It becomes an addiction so I am sure you will get into many more!

    Thanks for the pictures
     
  4. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Nice job Ed. I'm betting the water temps are getting real close to the 70 mark. :wink:
     
  5. CarolinaCats

    CarolinaCats New Member

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    Way to go Ed! Now you dun went and got addicted! The only cure is to catch more!
     
  6. TeamWhiskers

    TeamWhiskers New Member

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    Nice Fish.. Some say where there are gar, get out of there. Others say to fish below them as there will be catfish eating a free meal from the blood trails.
     
  7. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    BajaCoop

    Nice PB Flattie and welcome to gettin hooked on them thar Mississippi Cats!!

    For what its worth: Up here in NE Ohio on the "Big River" I get approx 80% of my Yellows on cut Shad when they will only peck @ the baits ("Lite-Bite") and will not run with it.

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  8. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    I was supprised that it was a flathead on the cut shad since everything I have heard is that they like live bait.
     
  9. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    VERY NICE FISH......BEST FLAT I'VE SEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR. NICE JOB BC
     
  10. turtle1173

    turtle1173 New Member

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    Awesome Ed. Way to go. I have yet to catch a flatty this year on Rod n Reel. I usually catch a 20 or 30 lber every year on cut bait while fishing for Blues. I'm still waiting... LOL
     
  11. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    It is a little unusual but not unheard of. The smaller flats will sometimes take cut baits, but fairly rare to hear big ones doin it. Who cares as long as they are BITING:lol:
     
  12. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    hey ed how far is that from st. louis
     
  13. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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  14. fabius_river_rat

    fabius_river_rat New Member

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    Nice Catch Ed........Congrats!!!!
     
  15. daddio

    daddio New Member

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    nice fish keep em coming
     
  16. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on your new PB flattie.Also thanks for sharing the good pics.:lol: :smile2:
     
  17. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate all the thanks guys.