New PB Sept 10

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by shrewboy, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. shrewboy

    shrewboy New Member

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    Fished MIL of Sept 3 and didn't do well. Caught about 4-5 fish using white perch and drifting. Largest was 8 and 13#.

    Sept 10 went out again and was planning to target the flatheads. After drift fishing for an hour, I had 3-4 cats, largest was about 12 pounds. At dark the wind seemed to get alittle stronger and I decided to got back to plan A. Anchored up in aboutt 6-8' water and fished for about a hour and 45 minutes. Caught ~4# channel, 9# blue, and a three foot gar. Just about 9:50 pm I had one of my clickers move every once in a while. I could feel something playing with it from time to time. Then all of a sudden, my other rod went screaming. I hooked my second gar about 4 foot long. Everytime I got it back to the boat it would take about 5 yards of line back out with him. It did this about 3-4 times. Then I heard the other rod start to click slowly again. With a rod in each hand I set the other rod. Right away I said screw this gar. I tightened the drag and placed him on the rod holder. About 5 mins later the gar had gotten off. I was still in battle with what I learned 8 mins later was a flathead. He did get wrapped around something for a short time, but not completely around it. I think I lost my scale because I couldn't find it. The flathead was 43 inches long and had a girth of 28-29 inches round. This past year I have landed a 21, 24, 25# flatheads. I never measured them. This is the first one I have ever measured and is for sure the largest one I've caught. I'm guessing 28-30 pounds or more. The one thing I know for sure is that I now need to catch one that is 30 plus pounds to break my PB. What are you thoughts on the weight? I attached two photos of the flathead for you to see. I also released it for another day to battle. While anchored up I was using cut perch. Only one 6-7" live perch was used and it caught the channel.
     

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  2. fishstick

    fishstick New Member

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    that's a goodun. congrats
     

  3. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    id be tickled to catch the gar lol nice flatty! be proud to show that one off
     
  4. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    Rob what ever it weighted thats a nice flathead :wink:
     
  5. catfish98054

    catfish98054 New Member

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    rob we just got 1 from ne capefear river that was 50 inches long & 33.25 in girth it weighed 64.6 i would say yours should be in the fourties at least looks alot like my 42 lbder congrats very nice flattie
     
  6. shrewboy

    shrewboy New Member

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    Thanks, You might be my new best friend. :big_smile:
     
  7. fish-n-pitch

    fish-n-pitch New Member

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    That fish will definitly go 38-42 pounds it has alot of gut and a big head which means lots of weight, great fish an congrats.
     
  8. supra06

    supra06 New Member

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    nice one. don't know about the weight but I think you now are shooting for the greater than 40 lb. mark in the future, to say the least.
     
  9. martygreen

    martygreen Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice Flattie,My guess also would be around 40 lbs.Great fish regardless.:big_smile:
     
  10. Bowyer

    Bowyer New Member

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    Congratulations! I know you have put your time into it. It’s been fun watching you catch bigger and bigger fish. I know that 50 pound Blue is coming.
     
  11. CatSlayer715

    CatSlayer715 New Member

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    shes a beaut. Where were you?
     
  12. Rookie12

    Rookie12 New Member

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    That is by far a solid 40's class fish, but without seeing more pictures it is hard to say, but you got a real nice one there. There is no doubt in my mind that fish is over 40 lb. They got more muscle than anything out there!!!
     
  13. Buckedup

    Buckedup New Member

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    Much bigger than my 34# caught from the same lake, would say 40+, good job.
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Rob congrats on the new PB Flathead. Nice fish regardless of weight. Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. shrewboy

    shrewboy New Member

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    All I will say is the upper end of Mtn Island lake.
     
  16. Mako

    Mako New Member

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    Yup looks around the same as the 40lber I caught!
     
  17. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    Rob looks like a 40# to me. I plugged in your numbers into this calculator and it says 43#
    http://www.in-fisherman.com/content/weighing-catfish-without-scale-0
    Great job on the PB.
     
  18. cavereric

    cavereric New Member

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    congrads on the new PB. Lindsay that link made my brain hurt and now I need to go drink beer after reading it THANKS.
     
  19. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Rob, Congrats on your new PB Flat:wink::smile2: I am guessing 35 to 40lbs Thanks for the pics an story.
     
  20. FTL6

    FTL6 New Member

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