My Son's First Flathead Catfish

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by hillbillywilly, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. hillbillywilly

    hillbillywilly New Member

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    Here is a picture from Last Year of My boy's first flathead little 4 1/2 pounder. Figured better start em' out young. He caught it on Cut Bluegill using the head on that one put up a pretty good fight for him, He was only 6 yrs old in this picture. My profile picture is from another night last year. That channel weighed in at 8lb 4oz. He does pretty good staying up as long as there biting or till we run out of bait, of course that is usually until 2-3 in the morning.
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  2. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    thats a nice little bugger right there! i remember my first one last year that was about that size. course i let em go though!
     

  3. hillbillywilly

    hillbillywilly New Member

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    I tried to have him let it go back but didn't have camera with me that night so of course had to get a picture and so everyone could see it. Little guy was proud of his fishin' last year, wanted help reelin' in but told him he could do it.
     
  4. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    That is an awesome story... start them young keep them away from tv and video games and you have a great fishing partner!

    Keep taking the boy fishing!!! Glad to hear he got his first flat
     
  5. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    It's always good to get them started young.
     
  6. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish, tell him congrats from us.
     
  7. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    hibillywilly

    Nice to see your son & you fishin together.
     
  8. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Great!! Love to see the kids catching fish!!
     
  9. hillbillywilly

    hillbillywilly New Member

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    This was a week before he caught the flattie, he caught the three on the left. Nice thing is he goes with the wife and his little sister during the day sometimes to catch bluegill for bait while I am at work.:big_smile:



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