New PB Flathead Catfish

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by arkrivercatman, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Details coming soon!!:smile2:
     
  2. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    How soon? Its been over 30mins now dont leave us hanging.:wink:
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Well the weather was crappy this mornin. Foggy and wet with a misty sprinkle. So I decided it would be a good idea to go after some flatheads. I only had a little while to go so I hit it hard. I wore my waders and was gettin out in the river to throw it. I lost a couple rigs and was tying my one up and the other rod started gettin some small hits. At first I thought it was a turtle.:smile2: I grabbed the rod and it was still gettin small hits. Then the line got tight and I set the hook. Imediatley he started pullin drag. I climbed down in the water and worked him towards me. When I reached down and grabbed him I knew he was a PB. I have caught 4 flats this year between 22 and 25 lbs and I finally got one bigger. He weighed about 40 lbs. The scale kept jumpin between 38.5 and 42, so I will call him 40. He was 44 inches long and I forgot to get his girth. This was the first time I have ever gotten a length measurement so I am happy that I did that.:smile2: The rivers I mostly fish dont have a whole lot of big fish so I am proud of my accomplishments this year. And its not over yet!:wink::smile2:
    He was caught on a 4 inch sunfish in about 5 feet of water(deep for this river).
    As always, rod and reel, and CPR.
    They dont reccommend eatin fish out of my river so CPR is an easy choice.:smile2:
     

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  4. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    A few more...:cool2::smile2:
     

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  5. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Please forgive me... 1 more.:smile2:
     

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  6. fishingnena

    fishingnena New Member

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    i bet you was resting your eyes lol
     
  7. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Nice pics! Congrats on your new PB! Im hoping to go out get mine this weekend!
     
  8. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    Way to go Kyle, you were due to catch a big fish at least once this year.:smile2: :wink:. Now go get some bait and get back out there.
     
  9. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    :smile2: I have got the bait and you can bet $ I will go tonight!:wink::smile2:
     
  10. fishingnena

    fishingnena New Member

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    i want to go i promise i wont rest my eyes plssss plssss
     
  11. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Kyle, that's one nice Flathead! Thanks for the pictures and congratulations on your new PB!
     
  12. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Kyle, Thats What I Talking About Your Were In For A Biggin That River Of Your Is Pretty Dang Good:smile2::wink:. Keep Up The Good Work And Good Luck Next Time You Go Out.

    Congrats On Your New PB Flathead.
     
  13. fishingnena

    fishingnena New Member

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    well kyle im going to go and try what you did im going fishing with gus and im bring home a flat head you can bet your shorts on that lol let you know the results later ok bye for now as harold ensley would say im going fishing catch you all later
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Kyle congrats on the new PB flathead. Enjoyed the pics. WTG.
     
  15. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    good job kyle i am going out again as soon as the kids get out of school
     
  16. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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    Congrats on your PB flathead...seems like you just caught your PB blue. Sounds like a super month to me.
     
  17. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Awesome fish !!! Congratulations Kyle. Hell of a year for you buddy !!! :big_smile:
     
  18. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Keith said, you have kicked @$$ on the fish this year congrats man. Reps to ya:crazy::wink:.

    Sorry it says I need to spread thim out.

     
  19. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    Dam fine fish Kyle, Like father like son. :cool2:
     
  20. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Kyle Congrats again on a PB in the last two weeks.Your on a roll and I think we will be saying it again real soon.

    I just knew after you spent time with all of us you would go catch another big fish:smile2::smile2:!!

    Way to go Buddy!!