New bait for flathead catfish?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by 72hdflh, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. 72hdflh

    72hdflh New Member

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    A friend sent me this:
    Fish Story
    >
    > A guy who lives at Lake Conroe
    >
    > (50 miles north of Houston) saw a ball bouncing
    >
    > around kind of strange in the lake and went to
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    > investigate.
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    > It turned out to be a flathead catfish who had
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    > obviously tried to swallow a basketball which
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    > became stuck in its mouth!!
    >
    > The fish was totally exhausted from trying to
    >
    > dive, but unable to because the ball would
    >
    > always bring him back up to the surface.
    >
    > The guy tried numerous times to get the ball out,
    >
    > but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut
    >
    > the ball in order to deflate it and release the hungry
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    > catfish.
    >
    > You probably wouldn't have believed this,
    >
    > if you hadn't seen the following pictures...
     

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  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    That has been on here before. Pretty interesting for sure. Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    Muddy Cross, Virginia
    thats crazy. i cant believe the fish would go after something that big
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Illinois
    Interesting story/pics. Punctureing that ball was like you and I taking a rolaid. RELIEF. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!:big_smile:
     
  5. slipbobber

    slipbobber New Member

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    they say the ball was inserted in its mouth then blew up...and released for pics....
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Montgomery, Alabama
    I saw those pictures before. That catfish was biteing off more than he can chew.
     
  7. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    Bedford,Ky
    seen it before joe but if i havent sais it before welcome to the boc
     
  8. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Greenwood AR.
    I have seen it all now.
     
  9. gerbjello

    gerbjello New Member

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    york, pa
    wow that is cool
     
  10. pappacrappie

    pappacrappie New Member

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    big sandy,tennessee
    seen that a few years ago...pretty wild huh..