Possible new Oklahoma flathead record

Discussion in 'LOCAL OKLAHOMA TALK' started by FourWinds, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    It was reported last night on KSWO channel 7 Lawton that a man from Cache, Ok caught a flathead catfish at Lake Ellsworth that weighed 104+. It reportedly took over an hour to boat the fish. They also said that state officials are in the process of verification of a possible state record.

    Dave
     
  2. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Man that sounds like a real MONSTER fish. :crazy:
     

  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Wow! That is a monster fish. I'd love to see pics of it! :big_smile:
    Wonder if its alive still? Man,thats a big fish!!!:smile2:
     
  4. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Anybody know where we can get the full story and pics? Thanks for posting and lettin' us know, bud.

    -Red
     
  5. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    I saw the news this morning and they told a little more than they did last night but there's nothing on their website about it yet.

    http://www.kswo.com
     
  6. kkyyoottee

    kkyyoottee New Member

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    Let us know!!! Sounds like a whopper!!!
     
  7. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    allRight! it's about time that old record was broke! Too bad it wasn't me who done it, but all the same...:still_dreaming:

    WHOOOOEEEEE Yeah! Whatta fish!:big_smile_2:
     
  8. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Albert i was hoping to see this post and see it was your fish.
     
  9. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    Howdy, Albert... I share your sentiment... too bad it wasn't me either... but all the same... :)

    Dave
     
  10. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    Sounds like a monster. Thanks for the post. I will see what comes out of this.
     
  11. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Was the fish caught on Rod and Reel? I believe that state record was the one caught at El Reno lake, about 76 pounds. But I thought the state record for "unrestricted" means (trotline, jug line, bank line, yo-yo, etc) was a lot bigger than 104. Can't find it on the departments web site.
     
  12. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    This is what the rod/reel record is according to ODWC's website

    COMMON NAME\LBS OZS\LENGTH\GIRTH\WHERE\WHEN\ANGLER

    Catfish, Flathead\72-8\51 1/4\35\El Reno Lake\5-20-04\Ronald Cantrell

    And here is what the unrestricted one is:

    COMMON NAME\LBS OZS\LENGTH\GIRTH\WHERE\WHEN\ANGLER\HOW CAUGHT
    Catfish, Flathead\106\60\39 1/2\Wister Lake\4-5-77\C. Clubb\trotline
     
  13. OHFishmanB

    OHFishmanB New Member

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  14. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Sucks to see he did not release that big ol fish.

    Kinda hope they cant varify it. :wink:
     
  15. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    :crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy: Oh My Goodness!

    This guy ATE his potential state record catfish!

    To top it off he ATE IT before it was verified!!!?????:eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh:

    Danged Okies.:smile2:
     
  16. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    The guy supposedly caught the fish on rod/reel. Good to see Ch7 finally posted the story on their website.

    After reading the story and reading the Oklahoma record fish rules & regulations, I don't think he seriously stands a chance of getting the record.

    http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/listing.htm

    He might be able to get past #1, but #5 would be a little bit tougher to sidestep.

    If I caught one I thought was going to be a state record fish of any kind I wouldn't even think about eating it.

    Dave
     
  17. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    Nice lookin fish you've got in your avatar, Darryl!
     
  18. fishnfool68

    fishnfool68 New Member

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    Thats one of the dumbest things I've ever heard:crazy:I would have been knock'n on the warden's door no matter what time of night.How do you not consider the fact that it might be a record fish,before you clean it,and fry it up?:embarassed:
     
  19. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    How long does it take to eat a 104 lb fish?

    I wonder if it was tender or tough?


    Sounds like he could've fed the whole church!
     
  20. catman george

    catman george New Member

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    Sounds like someone was not the sharpest knife in the drawer:angry: