My personal best flathead catfish!!!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by KanHeadhunter, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    I caught a 47 pound flathead this weekend. It was on a setline in about 3 feet of water, bait was a 5 inch bluegill. I good story goes along with this fish. I will post pics when I get them.

    16 year old daugther and me in a water scamp, with a 28lb thrust trolling motor and a dead battery!!!! We are paddling to our last 2 lines with zero fish caught.

    I grab the line to check it........It felt a little heavy. I tell my daughter we have a fish, than a boil on the water and the fish goes back down. I tell her I didn't get a good look at it, I just show the tail. I'm thinking 15lber. I bring it up again.........Daugther yells "Holy S%#T!!! I said that is a 25 lb fish!! She ask were is the net? I tell her it is at the house.:confused: Why is it at the house she asked, reply, I didn't think we would need it!! Now she is yelling at me for not bring the net.:mad: I tell this isn't a good time to argue about the net, we are going to plan B!!

    Plan B.........She ask what is plan B?? I'm going to grab the fish by the mouth next time I bring it up and throw it in the scamp!! First try......Fish comes up I reach down and I chicken out. That is a big mouth with teeth. 2nd try I grab it and the fish goes down with my hand in it's mouth.:crying: Hand comes out with lot's of skin gone. 3rd try daugther says don't let it bite you this time.........Let go before he goes down so it won't cut your hand up any more!!!! I grab it with 2 hands this time, pull up and smack my daugther leg as the fish come in;) The fish is ours, she let out a big scream of excitment, we sit and stare at the fish in amazment. High 5's are going up.

    I paddle the scamp back to cabin with bloody hand.......Funny it didn't hurt yet. We tye fish up and call all of our family. It was a geat memory that I will never forget with my daugther. Thanks for let me tell you about it.
     
  2. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    Sounds like a nice fish and good memories. Congrats and hope you catch a lot more.
     

  3. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    I liked your story. Sounds like it was fun. i enjoyed reading it.
     
  4. Nooga

    Nooga New Member

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    Great story. Hope to read some more.
     
  5. cat daddy 791

    cat daddy 791 New Member

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    Fish Pics Are Cool, But So Are Battle Pics..... I Have A Scar Or Two Myself. Did You Take One Of Your Hand?
     
  6. Arkie55

    Arkie55 New Member

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    Congratulations on the big Flat. Very nice story by the way. I really enjoyed reading it. Sound like the old Murphy law was in effect all the way. I look forward to seeing the pics.
     
  7. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    Congrats, sounds like you had a great time with your daughter.

    SudDawg
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Congrats on a nice fish.
     
  9. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    Thanks guys. I'm still pretty excited about it.

    I have the pic but I have no idea how to post them?? Can I send them to someone here that could put them up for me. Also I would like to make it my aviator too. I'm don't know much about this stuff.

    I didn't get any pics of my hand.......I never thought about doing that. It still hurts!!

    Thanks, Kan
     
  10. gofish

    gofish New Member

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    Sounds like a great time! Congrats on the big fish!

    I'll post the pics if you want to email them to me. I'll also make one the size of an avatar if you want. joe.ware@monsanto.com
     
  11. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    Cool story man and congrats on the catch! Would love to see the pics when you get them posted!
     
  12. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    sounds awesome! cant wait for the pics. nothing better then living a story with family.
     
  13. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    She sounds like a tough skipper. Perhaps she should take stock of your boats cargo before shipping off. Hope you two have a great season.
     
  14. gofish

    gofish New Member

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    As requested...:)

    Nice fish!
     

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  15. gofish

    gofish New Member

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    Same picture, just cropped......
     

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  16. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    Thanks Joe!! I hope to get the pics of my daugther & the fish soon so everyone can see who my advisor was during the battle.
     
  17. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

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    Congrats on your personal best! Nice fish!!
     
  18. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    good fish .......