New South Dakota Flathead Catfish Record

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by flathead willie, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I just read that Darin Holland, of Tabor, S.D. was fishing on The James River in South Dakota this month and caught a Flathead that weighed 63 1/2 pounds, is 47 inches long, and has a 30 inch girth. Broke the old record by more than 3#. The Game Dept. has it in an aquarium. That's a monster catfish.
     
  2. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That is awesome! Hope someone can post some photos!
     

  3. KWSMITH

    KWSMITH New Member

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    My goodness that is one big fish!!!!!!
     
  4. cook

    cook New Member

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    Seems like state records are falling.
    S.D.,Ga,Mo. all in the last month...WoHoooo:tounge_out:
     
  5. Fishermancat1

    Fishermancat1 Member

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    You know what. That is interesting. Don't know if the guy was fishing rod or reel or trotline but the skinny is on flatheads that you can only catch big ones with live bait. This catch proves that yo do not need live bait to land a big flathead. Large cut bait could be the next option.:what:
     
  6. Hannibal Mike

    Hannibal Mike New Member

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    Great pic and nice that it was kept alive for viewing. I went to TX to see "Splash" the 121 lb blue cat and really enjoyed the TX freshwater museum. They have interesting alligator gar too. Hannibal Mike
     
  7. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    Now that's what I'm talking about, what a monster, I think that one was in my dream lastnight....haha.
     
  8. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    makes me want to head to the river with some cut bait, thats a monster flat.