New Personal Best Flathead catfish

Discussion in 'IOWA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Bosnian515, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Bosnian515

    Bosnian515 New Member

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    I don't fish for flatheads at all, but caught this one today at Saylorville around 6 pm (shore fishing with a few friends). I was fishing for channels and had cut bait on (drum head). My digital scale goes up to 50 lbs and after weigh in it was showing 53 lbs, so dont' know true weight but it was 50 plus.
     

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  2. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Thats on hell of a fish. Congrats on a really nice fish. Keep em coming. Andrew
     

  3. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    Were iniowa is saylorville resivior??How fiar is it from Council Bluffs...Nice fish...Gratz on the pb!!
     
  4. Foreverdark

    Foreverdark New Member

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    awesome fish!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Foreverdark

    Foreverdark New Member

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    very rough distance is 116 miles. i used http://www.geobytes.com/citydistancetool.htm
     
  6. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    holy smokes that's a huge flathead. congrats. i'll bet you'll start going for flatties after catching one like that. there's people that go for them pretty frequently and never get a 50+ here in iowa... me for example lol!
     
  7. calogan

    calogan New Member

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    Its in central Iowa, inbetween Des Moines and Ames. Nice lake.....
     
  8. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Wow an awesome catch there Ajdin. Congrats is in order here
     
  9. mdavis

    mdavis New Member

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    I was out fishing that night also......What part of Saylorville did you catch this monster at? Saw some shore fisherman fishing below the Mile Long bridge....was that you? Did you end up catching some channels also?

    Way to GO!!
     
  10. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    Congrats on a great fish and new PB!
     
  11. Bosnian515

    Bosnian515 New Member

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    Thanks a lot guys. I just feel kind of bad catching that flathead on cut bait, because I was told they love live bait.
    I had live bluegill on one of my rods, but it went for cut bait.. go figure.
    Well I was told flatheads don't give much of a fight, but after battling this one with 25 lbs test line I kind a like it and might check out those bridge guys downthere in downtown DSM :D.
    Mdavis I was on that side of lake, but not at the Mile long bridge though. We didn't have any serious bites other then flattie. I've pulled out a few small flatheads from this spot on the worm while trying to get some bait but I never thought that big of a fish would be hiding in there.
    My previous big flathead was 24 lbs at Sayloville spillway and sad part about it is that I wasn't fishing for flatheads that day either.
     

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  12. ronniethomas

    ronniethomas New Member

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    nice size flattie for sure. nice catch
     
  13. catman79

    catman79 New Member

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    from council bluffs its real easy to get to,nice fish by the way.
     
  14. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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  15. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Congrats on a beautiful fish man...
     
  16. robjmiller

    robjmiller New Member

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    congrats on a very nice fish
     
  17. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    heck yes that's a hellova fish!!! I've been hunting for a 50+ all year!! :angry:"And you STOLE em!!":angry: lol great flattie bro I've never been much of a lake fisherman but I know that there's some monsters in there way congrats on the new pb
     
  18. SnagHatr76

    SnagHatr76 New Member

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  19. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    nicely done! IOWA BABY thats a fatt flatt ...bueatiful bro ohh yeah!