Saw a monster flathead catfish last week

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by osageCo_flathead, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. osageCo_flathead

    osageCo_flathead New Member

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    We were chasing the hybrid strippers around... they had the shad balled up near the surface about 20 feet of shore in a deep spot. It was just an awesome site to see the water "boil" with strippers and shad. We were throwing out curly tails in the middle and catching these hybrids when I saw a brown mass come up and gulp at the surface...you could see his face and whiskers...man what a fish. Judging by his head and silhouette he had to be around 50 pounds. You could tell he was the boss in these waters.
     
  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Sounds like a beautiful site.
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Billy that spot may be called the "Honey Hole". Mark it with the GPS.:lol: :cool2: :big_smile:
     
  4. joadb

    joadb Member

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    i agree-when we see things like that we should figure out where we were-what time of year it was and why the fish might have been there.Fish that big got big by being smart efficient predators!
     
  5. Michael Jake

    Michael Jake New Member

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    Thanks Billy for sharing the moment with us, like the others I was wondering about details, like what was the water temp. there? and was it lake, river or below a dam?
     
  6. osageCo_flathead

    osageCo_flathead New Member

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    Sorry, details...it was on the back of Skiatook Lake where Hominy creek feeds the lake. I'm not sure about the water temp but it was about 75 outside with a little SW breeze blowing in.
     
  7. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    .........................WOW......................
     
  8. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE SEEN THAT.THANKS FOR SHARING
     
  9. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    got to see my first boil last year....what an incredible thing to experience. Add that awesome fish....wow...lucky you!!

    cyas
    robert
     
  10. KGK20

    KGK20 New Member

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    That sure makes you want to go catfishin
     
  11. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    That's really awesome! Too bad he didn't gulp at your bait, that woulda been an awesome experience. I have seen the big flatheads on the surface on the Ohio River a couple times while fishing and it's awesome to see those monsters right next to the boat.
     
  12. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    iv had the rare occurance of seeing a flathead chase my bait to the surface if i hadnt been scared and thought sooner i may have slowed my retrieve and caught them , we learn as we grow its an awesome site to see a large black or brown mass come to the surface , weve all heard the stories of large fish big enough to eat men , could you imagine the fear in your eye to see a 8' cat with a head as wide as your boat surface near you his dorsel fin protruding 2' from the water his eyes big as silver dollars throwing a wake as he descends back to the depths of the unknown that rocks your boat as if a barge just past you , be enough to give a healthy man a heart attack id say
     
  13. grantpwll

    grantpwll New Member

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    That shows you how active a flathead is when its live bait to eat!
     
  14. whiskerlover

    whiskerlover New Member

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    Run home, grab your poles and get to fishing man!:big_smile_2:
     
  15. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I'd loved to have seen that!:big_smile:
     
  16. HoFFmaXX

    HoFFmaXX New Member

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    Sounds like a kodak moment, man i really wanna fish now. HURRY HOME SPRING!
     
  17. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    I have dreams of that night.
     
  18. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Same thing here.
     
  19. Squaretail

    Squaretail New Member

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    Yes it does!!:big_smile:
     
  20. semper fi

    semper fi New Member

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    man i bet that was a site to see, been awsome to have had a video camera. that would have made for a long post