New Personal Best Flathead catfish

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA RIVERS TALK' started by Pennsylvaniacatchaser, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I fished the Allegheny River Thursday evening with a buddy from work, Ed.H. The river came way up and is off colored but fishable. I caught my new personal best Flathead - 37", 25.5# on a Bluegill. I am very excited! Wow, what a awesome battle!:big_smile: :cool2: :big_smile: A couple photos attached.
     

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  2. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Congrats, I hope to get into some bigger ones this year.
     

  3. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    great catch, guess they are done spawning over your way?
     
  4. KWSMITH

    KWSMITH New Member

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    Great catch Brother, keep up the good work.
     
  5. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I don't know if the spawn is done or not but hope the big 'uns continue to feed! Well I gotta leave for work!
     
  6. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    way to go scott
     
  7. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    You look excited. I don't blame you. Nice fish.
     
  8. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

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    Dear Brother Williams;
    What a WONDERFUL Catch!!!!:big_smile: I think any of our members would be happy and proud to land one like that!
    I know I would be very Proud and HAPPY to land a critter that size and hope I do real soon too!
    I don't know if you did this or thought about it but if I catch one like that, I will have to take a bunch of photos and measurements, then put the Critter back in the water so it could grow even bigger for someone else to catch.
    Then I would take the lot of measurements and photos to an aquatic taxidermist to make a life sized model for me to put in my home.:smile2:
    Like many others have already posted, I too hope you get to land an even bigger one in the days ahead! :smile2:
    "Thank You" for sharing your victory with us. If nothing else, it gives some of us a little hope that we too will someday be so fortunate!:smile2:
    "CONGRATS AGAIN"
    Fraternally,
    Coyote1
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  9. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Thats great! Those are money fish for sure!
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Very nice fish brother, congrats on the catch. Looks like a perfect new Avatar!! Rep points for the PB.
     
  11. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    Nice fish and congrats. Keep up the good work
     
  12. gmhudak

    gmhudak New Member

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    congrats, bud. wish i coulda been there! maybe the bite is on again. I need to hear the story. Talk to ya later, Geoff :big_smile: :big_smile: :big_smile: :big_smile: :0a22:
     
  13. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I am happy you caught a nice fish!
     
  14. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    Very nice Flattie. Congrats

    Hope I can break past 20lbs when I get back next month.

    SudDawg
     
  15. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Congrats on PB! Very nice fish.
     
  16. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    awesome catch, where at on the allegheny did you get him at?
     
  17. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    nice fish, that fish is L O N G for its size... 37'' and 25.5, caught one few weeks ago that was about 35# and was only about 37 in, but he was pond fed, gills, crappie, yeah the works.. fat one
     
  18. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Nice pics....Congrats on the catches brother...And your right, they put up a heck of a battle
     
  19. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Nice flathead Scott. WTG man...
     
  20. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. The fish was CPR'ed which I failed to mention in the origional post. I'm heading back out tonight, hope they are bitin'!