New PB Flathead Catfish...Finally!

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  1. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    My wife and I had a great night on the river the other day. Finally a night without rain or wind...or fog :smile2: What made this night so special was that I finally upgraded my PB Flathead with a 51 pounder (new avatar)! I have been fishing for Flatheads for 18 years now... going back to those sleepless, 36-hour marathons on the Wabash River with the Reaper. So last night was something I have often imagined, and knew would eventually happen, although I never thought it would happen in November, and on cutbait. I can't tell you how many times in the past I would be fighting a fish and telling my wife, "I think it's a Flathead! It's fighting like a Flathead!" In short, I love Flatheads.

    This fish hit on my old, heavy action E-cat combo, which was the same combo I used back on the Wabash. Anyway, the rod began to load and slowly doubled over before beginning to pull drag. I knew it was big when I struggled to get the rod out of the holder. I also began to tell Tricia that this was a big Flathead... but she has heard that one before. After several moments, in slightly more urgent voice, I told Tricia that this might be my new PB! The fight was awesome and it was made even better by the 60,000 cfs current. When the fish finally surfaced it was confirmed to be big! tricia skillfully netted the fish and then the celebration began. New PB!

    We put some other nice fish in the boat including a two Blues over 35 pounds, but the Flathead was undoubtedly the highlight. It was great to get out and enjoy some time on the river.
     

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  2. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Awesome! Congrats Marc, thats a beautiful flatty.
    You and Tricia make one he!! of a team.:wink::cool2:
     

  3. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Congrats brother,,
    Awsome job as always,, Bet that was a battle with that much current ripping...:wink:
    Puddle
     
  4. larry again

    larry again Active Member

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    Great catch Marc, looks like you had a great night out with the wife, may you have many more!
     
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  5. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on the Catch!
     
  6. nanny patrol

    nanny patrol Member

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    nice flat Marc, congrats
     
  7. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Marc congrats on a real nice cat! Always glad to see someone catch a PB. reps to you!
     
  8. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Congratulations Marc, that's a beauty! :big_smile:
     
  9. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    That is an awsome fish bro! Congrats on the new Pb!! I caught a new Pb Blue today (#45). I was celabrating with ya.:cool2:
     
  10. CatSlayer715

    CatSlayer715 New Member

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    i wouldnt know about having a night like that. Congrats brother!
     
  11. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    WOW,,,Those fish look awesome,,ESP. the FLAT..!!!
    Many Congrats, thanks for the pics and story.
     
  12. ammo warrior

    ammo warrior Member

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    OMG...Marc, you and your sweetie had a cat-bustin night. Can hardly wait till my honey & I can do that....WOW, that was awesome. Congrats on your new PB :cool2:
     
  13. katmax

    katmax New Member

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    glad yall had a good time and congeats on your new pb:wink:
     
  14. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Marc on the PB Flathead! :cool2: That is a real HAWG! Real nice Blue Cats also, great pics, thanks for sharing! :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
     
  15. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    congrats on the new P.B. Mark..:wink:
     
  16. Awesome cats dude, ALL OF THEM!:tounge_out::wink:
     
  17. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Congrats on the Fifty!

    You shouldn't use the word Wabash and 50 in the same sentence!:wink::smile2:
     
  18. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    congrats Marc and your wife. Tammy and I love fishing together, cant wait till we have a trip like that one! thanks for the pics
     
  19. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Marc congrats to you and your wife on some nice fish including the Monster PB Flathead. WTG.
     
  20. SHOWME

    SHOWME Well-Known Member

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    Congrats--what a great night and to have your best fishing bud there is greatest--mine is the same way and I feel real lucky about that and the time we get to share doing what we love doing