Re-diversion gives up PB 55 Pound Flathead Catfish!

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by scwolf, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. scwolf

    scwolf Member

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    Judy and I hit the Rediversion Wednesday around midday for a day and night trip. We set up downstream from the Lake to try a spot we have had luck at in the past. The day bite for us was nonexistent, they are moving alot of water right now through the rediversion. Once night came we moved upstream closer to the lake, with in a short time one of the rods loaded up and we landed a 14.5lb blue. A short time later Judy landed another Blue identical to the first, 14.5lbs exactly. I was able to net some more fresh bait and set a live Herring out. The rod got that familiar slow bite then a stead pull, as I tightened down on the fish I knew is was a nice one, he fought me tooth and nail but this time I prevailed. Finally got him to the bank and after a few intense seconds of getting the net around him(which I had to assist by shoving him in with my hand), we hauled the monster up on the bank. He bottomed out our 30lb grip scale, so I dug out the back-up and weighed him at 55lbs!! This fish was by far bigger than anything I have ever caught.
     

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  2. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Way to go, Robbie! Thanks for sharing. That's a really nice flathead.
     

  3. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Robbie, Congrats on the nice flat:smile2: Thanks for sharing the pics and the story.
     
  4. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Awesome fish !!! :cool2:
     
  5. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    awesome fish cuz!
     
  6. weshossman

    weshossman New Member

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    nice catch.:smile2:
     
  7. GEORGE2

    GEORGE2 New Member

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    Congrats on the new PB. Man thats a big fish!
     
  8. Redneck in a Skiboat

    Redneck in a Skiboat New Member

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    That thing's as big as me, but not quite as ugly. Nice Fish!
     
  9. martygreen

    martygreen Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on the new PB Robbie,thats a nice un for sure.:wink:
     
  10. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Really nice flattie! Congrats on the catch!!!
     
  11. BIGCATFISHDAN

    BIGCATFISHDAN New Member

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    BET THAT ONE TASTED GOOD
     
  12. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    Great Job Robbie. That is one big flatty. Glad you finally out smarted 1. :wink:
     
  13. Robbie Norton

    Robbie Norton New Member

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    Robbie that sure is a nice flathead:cool2: good job bud:smile2:
     
  14. CatfishCC

    CatfishCC New Member

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    Now thats a hog!

    Chad