My First Flathead

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by IndyMedicGuy, May 29, 2008.

  1. IndyMedicGuy

    IndyMedicGuy New Member

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    I have recently got into fishing the local creeks and rivers for flatheads and blues. I am by all means a newbie and still pretty clueless on how to find and catch the big fish. But thanks to members here I am learning more and more. I decided to go to Millrace park in columbus, many thanks to BigCatKev for detailed info on fishing there, to fish the East Fork of the White River. I went to the park pond and caught a dozen or so bluegills then headed over to the river around 9pm. After setting up one pole and casting it out I went to work on the other pole. I looked up and the pole I casted was doubling over. I yelled at my girlfriend thinking she was messing with the line or something, I am kind of a pessimist lately pertaining to fishing. I grabbed the pole after realizing it was indeed a fish and reeled in a 8-10lb flathead. Up until now the only catfish I have ever caught were channels. Being a pessimist I left the camera at home, and also the scale by accident. So I used my cell phone camera. It is not a good picture but you can clearly see his head. I was very excited and started thinking about all I have been learning from this site and how it was begining to pay off. This was the only one I caught and the only bite I had so maybe it was a fluke but it was exciting and I cannot wait to catch some more. So thanks to all here for their advice and tips and genuine desire to help us new guys out.
     

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  2. buckeater

    buckeater Member

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    way to go. you got your first out of the way.
     

  3. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Congrats, on the flat and good luck more to come.
     
  4. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Now TWO just got hooked!!

    Congrats

    :wink:
     
  5. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    You got Flathead Fever now my friend...welcome. Congrats, that's a nice one to start off on.
     
  6. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    nice start hope you catch more soon
     
  7. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Congrats Kris...you are hooked for life.:006:

    Good luck fishing in 2008!!
     
  8. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    congrats on your first flathead!!! hopefully you will catch many more. :big_smile::big_smile:
     
  9. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    nice fish...now if i could get ahold of one:cool2:
     
  10. Brutom

    Brutom New Member

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    Congrats on your catch!

    Nice Fish!
     
  11. bigcatkev

    bigcatkev Member

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    Hey glad the info worked for you. Anytime you need help just let me no and I'm shure i can show you plenty. Congrats!
     
  12. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    congrats on the first one bro. now you know why we chase them so diligently! dang things can fight cant they. lol
     
  13. bnorth

    bnorth New Member

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    Congrats on the first flattie, you'll now being trying to always one up your personal best!

    Glad you've been able to learn so much from the BOC, there is definitely no shortage of people who are willing to help out.
     
  14. MNeffle

    MNeffle New Member

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    Nice Fish !

    If a flathead wants it he going to take. These fish are true sport fish and are a lot of fun to pursue. Good luck on your next outing.

    Mike
     
  15. ironcat

    ironcat New Member

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    Nice fish! Put your hand in his mouth and hold it up next time. There mouths are awesome! You'll be hooked now.Better warn your girlfriend because it becomes a habit. Pretty soon thats all you'll be talking about.
     
  16. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Congrats on your first flatheat Kris