This was my first nice (to me) flathead at 27.7 lbs. Smashed a live gill in late july last year. You can read the story here. I was so excited, probably took more pictures than I needed to. Before this fish my biggest was 12.5lbs so I more then doubled my pb.
Trophy hunter, not sure where you are, but here in PA, that last week in July is a GREAT time to catch a sledgehammer sized flathead. They are coming off the spawn and they are hungry. My PB also came from last week in July.
Awesome pics. That is a beautiful fish! I keep going back to that braveheart pic, what an awesome looking dude!! Keep the pics coming, wish I had more on this phone.
Steve, the third and fourth pics (on mobile at least) it looks like the one fish has an indent up around its head and the other one has an indent back on the body. Were those scars? Almost look like net marks, like the fish was stuck in a net and then got loose.
Nope. That was my first flattie of last year. I've yet to get one in water less than 50 degree F. Wish I could though. I'm in central IL and it's just blues and channels 'til March. Bagged more than a few channels and a few blues so far this year, but alas, I'll be eagerly awaiting the first flattie for a while, I presume.