Possibly Could Have Been New World Record Flathead

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by flatheadhunterx, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    Here Is A Picture Of A Flathead That Was Caught At Santee Cooper That Probably Could Have Shattered State And World Record Except It Was Caught On A Trott Line Found It Online Dont Know How Much It Weighed But From Picture I Figure By Windows In Shop To Be At Least 5ft Long.
     
  2. Catbird

    Catbird New Member

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    Hate to burst the bubble but that pic made it's rounds here last year. A lot of members found descrepancies in the pic...sorry
     

  3. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I saw the picture back in April. Something screwy about it just can't put my finger on it.
     
  4. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    This was a pic put out by a marina down there to attract tourists to their buisness. It was a great marketing ploy on their part, I must admit. Even though this is not a real photo I am sure it worked to some extent, it got your attention,LOL!! :rolleyes:
     
  5. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    Yah, that picture looks a little strange :confused: That guy looks strange :confused: Yah, it's all strange :confused:
     
  6. Abu

    Abu New Member

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    I didn't even know Larry King was a flathead fisherman until I looked at the photo. :) Abu
     
  7. zmany2k

    zmany2k New Member

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    it's still a pretty cool picture.
     
  8. Churningthemaelstrom

    Churningthemaelstrom New Member

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    Actually, My best friend works with a guy who said his friend caught a 128lbs flathead out of the Mississippi in a 70 ft. deep hole. It took 2 other guys there to help him bring it in.
     
  9. SSG Johnson

    SSG Johnson New Member

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    I tell you what I want to know what kind of thread is holding that monster up because i want to make some limb lines out of it cause it has to have one heck of a tinsle strenth....LOL
     
  10. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    two things i see wrong for sure. the guys head looks wide like his verticle measurement was shrunk.

    two amd the most important thing is the clothes hes wearing and the ice auger in the background and the outside looks like snow. flatheads go dormant when the water goes below 40ish degrees. ive got a video of a diver that is poking at a nest of flathead in 35 degree water and they simply don't move. if ya ever hear of fellas jigging for flathead in the winter thier snagging. plane and simple.
     
  11. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    LOL!!

    Nice try!

    I guess that is 500 lb. test line holding it up? LOL!!
     
  12. davesoutfishing

    davesoutfishing New Member

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    not even any water drops under the fish
     
  13. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    I dont see a shadow coming off anything in the garage?. still looks kinda funny
     
  14. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    The guy is standing way behind the fish, wish makes the fish look alot bigger than it is.
     
  15. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Look closely at the fish and you can see a reflection of the mans clothing on the front of the fish.

    This photo is photoshopped. The man took a picture of the fish, and placed it in a picture of himself in his garage.
     
  16. topjimmy

    topjimmy New Member

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    Faker than a pair of silicone...

    well, it's just as fake as heck.
     
  17. stickthrower

    stickthrower New Member

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    That picture has been posted here at least two other times. It is definately been reworked from what I could tell. My step-dad had one made up by a professional years ago as a joke, and I could still pick out some points that proved it a fake.:rolleyes:

    Frank
     
  18. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    actually that snagging thing isn't so true... there is an In-Fisherman Video segement on jigging winter flats... they said something like 80 % of the fish caught are hooked in the mouth... now i don't know about you but thats a pretty large proportion for something that i can barely do if im watching the fish in a tank or instead of 25ft+ down in the water...


    As for that picture... thats not a bad merger at all... looking at a better quality copy of it thats been floating around it looks like the fish was placed closer to the camera then shot with a wide angle lens to make it seem larger..

    Bass Pro did the same thing with their photo of a catfisherman using a catmaxx rod making the fish seem HUGE and it really wasn't too huge, large yes but not huge.
     
  19. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I dont know if any of yall noticed it or not, but from the nose down this guy looks alot like DH. Maybe we need a public inquiry.
     
  20. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Ya, thats a fake picture. Like some said, it made the rounds last year. Some ok work in Photosop and puff, you have a world record fish. Lots of problems with the shadows, direction of light and that THIN little string holding it up.

    Nice to dream though.