PB Flathead Catfish - 40 pounds!

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by JimmyJonny, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Since I was in this fish-off I had asked Larry to help get me out on the water when possible. This morning we tried to bank fish but had no action so we decided to go catch herring for the night bite instead. We netted 6 or so dozen bluebacks plus we already had 6 or so Bream..... we were ready. About mid afternoon we decided to change out motors on Larry's boats in order to take the bigger, roomier boat.....we got that done too.

    Got on the water around 7-ish and basically hit points with cut bait. After a few points and landing 4 small channels we tried one more point. The action was slow and we even discussed on how long to stay. Not much longer the flat tapped on me and the hook set. At first he felt like another small channel then he just took off good and hard. It took me a few to get him up but Larry scooped him up and got him in the boat.

    What a heck of a week I've been blessed with, a 31# Pb blue and now a 40#Pb Flathead. I had talked about fishing more for Flats but I never dreamed of finding one this big so fast.

    http://usera.ImageCave.com/JimmyJonny/BoC/100_3434.jpg

    http://usera.ImageCave.com/JimmyJonny/BoC/100_3439.jpg

    Larry.....hats off to ya bro, thanks for the unforgettable night of cattin ; )~

    -Jim-
     
  2. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Jimmy, Congrats on another Very nice Flat:smile2::wink: You need to slow down for some of us other people can catch up:roll_eyes::tounge_out:Lol

    Thanks for posting the pics and the story.
     

  3. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    Congratulations my friend!
     
  4. nanny patrol

    nanny patrol Member

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    Man Jim you're on fire! Thats one hawg of a fish, Congrats:cool2:
     
  5. martygreen

    martygreen Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on the PB Flattie Jim,thats a great fish,Looks like you got there # this year so far,hope you have continued success this year on Hartwell,thanks for your reports and pics:wink:
     
  6. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    nice job there, you better slow down before the fish put a bounty on your rods.
     
  7. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    GREAT PB, JJ!!!!! I hope your success continues throughout the '09 season!

    BB in SC
     
  8. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    You are on a role brother, Congrats!
     
  9. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Congrats on a dandy flathead. Ya need to set the date on your camera:smile2::smile2::smile2: It shows 1-1-05 on my puter.
     
  10. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Congrats man on the pb... But remember one thing, big flats don't come every day! Enjoy your sucess, and don't get discouraged between catches. If you can do that, you will catch many many more in the future!:wink: rollo
     
  11. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Way to go, Jimmy :worship::worship: You been throwin a steady smackdown on Hartwell lately :smile2:
     
  12. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Congrats Jimmy. Real nice looking Flatty there. :big_smile:
     
  13. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congratulations on the PB Jim!
     
  14. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    JJ thats a bute bro you SUCK:wink:Nicely done -very nicely done! ya all been busy and having some lovely puter problems I cant seem to fix ..it aint gonna take to much more fer me to take the mall to the puter either:crazy:!
     
  15. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    Congrats Jimmy! Great fish!
     
  16. pop pop

    pop pop New Member

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    Congrats on the PB brute!:wink: Thats a monster.
     
  17. GEORGE2

    GEORGE2 New Member

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    Congrats Jimmy on the PB!
     
  18. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    way to go Jimmy, thats a quality Hartwell flathead, Im jealous!
     
  19. Sunbird

    Sunbird New Member

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    Jimmy, that's a great Smackdown right there!!!:eek:oooh: You are da man!:roll_eyes:
     
  20. flying_v_64

    flying_v_64 New Member

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    Great flat Jim and congrats on the PB!