My first flathead catfish on rod and reel.

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by TomV, May 24, 2007.

  1. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    I finally did it, caught a Flathead on rod and reel. My favorite bait is live bluegill because there is always a chance for a big flathead to find my bait.

    I catch a lot of blues but this is my first flathead. I was fishing wednesday evening, a week ago, before the Missouri gathering.

    I was fishing freshly flooded tember in front of our houseboat. I threw the casting net and came up with shad and a few bluegill. I started with a live shad and twice I had a short run and lost my bait with no fish. I next baited uo with a live bluegill and it was a repeat of the first strikes. A little longer run and I felt the weight of the fish but he came off. I baited up again with bluegill and this time I got him.

    I'm not sure what ate the two shad about 5 or 6 inches long and the first bluegill of 4 inches but I'm sure it wasn't this guy. My flathead weighed 6.2 pounds but it was a flathead an i was very happy. I caught him at 8:30 pm.

    1. Me and my 6.2 lb Flathead. My PB Flathead but plan to upgrade soon.

    2. View off the dock in front of our houseboat. The water was up 16 feet at the time.
     

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  2. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Congratulations Tom, it only gets better from this point!!!
     

  3. catstalker459

    catstalker459 New Member

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    good job there buddy , keep up the awesome fishin
     
  4. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    Good job, Tom - stick with that fishing spot and I'll bet you catch a flattie that'll make this one look like a minnow!
     
  5. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Way to go Tom! I can see that your are hooked now.lol:big_smile: If you want a real big one talk Jackie out of a couple of her crappie, big flats just love them.:cool2:
     
  6. cpalombo

    cpalombo New Member

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    Way to go. Congrats!

    CP
     
  7. whiskers9512

    whiskers9512 New Member

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    Congrats on the PB and first flathead:big_smile:!!!!
     
  8. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Congratulations Tom. Keep at it my friend and thx for sharing your story.
     
  9. Barry Nelson

    Barry Nelson New Member

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    nothin' wrong with that flathead, nice catch. And I love the view from the house boat.
     
  10. fishingbuddy4

    fishingbuddy4 New Member

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    Yea,good start tom,Thats a good area at night ,keep at it,they will get bigger
     
  11. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    way to go tom keep at it the bigger they are the funner they are congrats
     
  12. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Congratulations!

    They are special fish - just something about flatheads...

    So are you hook now?
     
  13. mikepgh

    mikepgh New Member

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    I caught this Flathead:
    5-27-2007
    9:30PM EST
    Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Dead 3" bluegill I had caught 2 other smaller cats on.
    Spent 15 minutes reeling this bad boy in. I landed this cat about 45minutes before a big storm moved in and the moon was almost full.
    :smile2:

    My buddy showed me this site and I love it.
     

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  14. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    VERY NICE PICS,AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST FLATTY,HOPE TO SEE MORE PICS OF SOME REAL MONSTERS
     
  15. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Thats a nice fish keep going it'll get better!:big_smile:
     
  16. backedde

    backedde New Member

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    nice job tom . keep useing them bluegill and they will get bigger. flathead love them bluegill.