Not in stone yet but looks as though I may have the Lanier record flathead catfish

Discussion in 'GEORGIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Team Hold EM Hook, May 23, 2009.

  1. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Congrats! Nice release! What was the weight?
     

  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Pretty flathead, congrats
     
  3. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    thats a good one for lanier......real good! obviously they're in there, and growing......hopefully they take off in the next few years. What's the weight? looks like in the neighborhood of 25-30? might challenge for the top GA HOF spot?
     
  4. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Weight please. :big_smile:
     
  5. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Congratulations, what did you catch it on, and how much did it weigh?
     
  6. Jighead07

    Jighead07 New Member

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    Congrats again Joe, still looking for my first from Lanier. I have a friend that caught four last year, 2 of them over 20 lbs. He could have a lake record, but he didn't want to mess with it.
     
  7. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Great Job Joe!! That is a great looking flathead and a nice release! Now if you just give me the grid coordinates to that hole I will try to break it again!
     
  8. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    It would be really nice if we knew how much it weighed. :confused2:
     
  9. Team Hold EM Hook

    Team Hold EM Hook New Member

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    Sorry I been fishin! LOL
    28lb 4oz
     
  10. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Good lookin fish Joe. But remember the jerseycat doesnt sleep he waits LOL Im also looking to break that lake record ;)
     
  11. Team Hold EM Hook

    Team Hold EM Hook New Member

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    We had caught 5 channels in the 2-4lb range, lost 9 fish 3 of which were bigger than 4lb and had my first broke line by a fish in 10yrs
     
  12. Team Hold EM Hook

    Team Hold EM Hook New Member

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    Well I missed it by 3lbs, someone caught a flathead last year on a crappie jig that weighed 31lb 4oz, 3lbs heavier than mine. Sure don't look it but DNT weighed and certified it. However his was frozen and dead and mine swam off to be caught again when 5 lbs heavier
     

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  13. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    That guy in the pic must be 8 feet tall! That sure don't look no 30+! Yours looked a lot bigger!
     
  14. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Congrats Joe! That's a nice Flathead man!
     
  15. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    No kidding!
     
  16. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    nice fish, cool that you released it.
     
  17. Team Hold EM Hook

    Team Hold EM Hook New Member

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    Same thing I stated on another forum that I would not put his fish but a little over 20lbs
    I am still going to put in for the DNR angler award anyway, who knows maybe something will come out of it
     
  18. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Joe,
    I remember when he caught that fish, Back then I said there was no way that fish weighed that much...:confused2: Not trying to take anything away from him but I dont see it...There are a couple more pics of it on hanging in a tree that dont look like it eather...

    Puddle
     
  19. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Nice work! That fish looks like a brute!