My first Tusc river flathead catfish this year!

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by ksutroubleii, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. ksutroubleii

    ksutroubleii New Member

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    I was fishing one of my normal spots on the Tuscarawas River today around 2:30 today. Air temp was around 70, not sure on the other stuff. Cast out 4 nightcrawlers on a 5/0 circle hook to the bottom edge of a semi deep hole. Waited about 5 minutes and then WHAM!!, pole bent over and stayed over. I was able to horse him easily so I figured it to be a small channel. Nope not this time...a 37.5" flatty.

    No scale, no camera, and only an eldery gentleman watching me from the other side of the river as a witness.

    I hope to catch that one or a larger friend of his next time.

    Mental note...put digital camera in tackle box.
     
  2. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Way to go!!! Congrats on the flattie brother!! :thumbsup:
     

  3. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Nice catch. Better get that camera fired up. Anymore stories like this and we might have to call them.............. Fish stories.
    FOR the record. I caught a 40 incher last year after the spawn and it was
    27lbs. It problaby could have gone 35 prior to spawn.
    You had a nice fish.
    way to go
    thanks
    Larry
     
  4. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Great job! I'll be at Salt Fork tomorrow night. I hope I have a lil luck like that too!
     
  5. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    WOW! Great job man. Way to go.
     
  6. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    good job Floyd. That means i am fooling around to much and need to get out on the river
     
  7. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Real nice Tabby for anytime but with the present water temps, wow!!

    Time to update your profile on your PB Cat?? ;)
     
  8. tcba1987

    tcba1987 New Member

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    That's a darn nice Flattie for the TUSC, my biggest last year was only 32 inches i think. weighed in at 15 lbs 1 oz, maybe i need to try for some flatties, i thought it was too early !! NICE JOB !!!
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Congrats on a very nice fish.
     
  10. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Way to go Floyd, for a second,just a second I thought you meant 37.5 pounds! lol.....to bad it wasn't. It must have been at least 23 > 25 :cool:
     
  11. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Always nice to see kitties being caught in Ohio. Keep up the good work.
     
  12. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    dude your killin me! im trying really hard to leave the flats alone for another 2 weeks.....
     
  13. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Floyd,

    Thanks alot man :rolleyes: , thanks to you I was hoping for a fluke Flathead all day todya & thought Dink had one, but it ended up just being a 7# channel on steriods. :p
     
  14. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Way to go on the Flattie, here I was thinking it was kind of early.......now you got my blood going:p That is a nice one, btu there are lots of larger ones out there.......I am sure you will stumble onto a few more nice ones. Maybe I should be switching to worms though
     
  15. tcba1987

    tcba1987 New Member

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    yeah there are alot of larger ones :rolleyes: thats just your every day average tusc river flattie........yeah right !!! NICE FISH !!!
     
  16. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Man if that is the average, than I better catch up.....I don't average fish that size from the tusc.


    Heading for flatties tonight......hopefully I can start the year for flatties out with a decent one. Channels have been good to me so far, now it is also Flattie time!