Sept. 19th 43.90# Flathead Catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by jason berry, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Went out tonight to my flathead spot and had been fishing for a bout 2 1/2 hours with only one small blue cat landed but a bunch of bites from small ones. Then I had a few tugs the first all night that was acting like a flathead. He then loaded up the pole and I set the hook. At first I though I had a 10# fish or so. He was coming to the boat with not much of a fight then he dove and started takin line. Then I realized I had a nicer fish but then he really started, guys no joke hands down this was the hardest fightin fish I have ever landed in my life. I thought I was hung a few times this fish took more line than I could imagine I thought I had at least a 60# fish if not bigger. This fish fought twice as hard as anything Ive ever caught. I had this fish on the line for no joke a half hour. Just to show you how small of world it is their was a guy drifting for blues around me for the last hour or so. So I yelled at him a couple hundred yards away that I had a nice one and he came over and we started talkin. Hes a BOC member and witnessed the battle for at least 15 minutes. It was screen name BillCatfish. He helped me weigh the fish and take some pictures.Thanks Bill. It was an awesome night and I also got to meet a BOC member.The fish weighed 43.90 on his coffee scales and 42 on my smaller digital scales. I went with the coffee scales. Second nice flathead in two days. Awesome week.
     

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  2. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Jason...Great fish!!!!!! Thanks for the pics.
     

  3. Bossofbeefbowl

    Bossofbeefbowl New Member

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    Congrats man! Nothing beats a great fighting fish!
     
  4. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Jaeson ,

    nice fish and thank you for the great story Rep's to you
     
  5. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    Jason, you are on a hot streak, congrats to you on a great night and thanks for sharing.
     
  6. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    Congrats on the fish. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Man, you are tearing up the big Flatheads. Congrats again!
     
  8. armyfisher2

    armyfisher2 New Member

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    Nice fish and a great story brother. Im heading out tonight hopefully I get into something that big. I will be sure to post what I catch. Again great fish thanks for the post.
     
  9. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Congrats brother, always enjoy a good story to go with a beautiful fish!
     
  10. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    ABSOLUTELY EN FUEGO!

    Keep em coming!
     
  11. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    That's one nice flattie!!
     
  12. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    Congrats on the hog. Keep em comin.
     
  13. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jason thanks for sharing the story and pics on one nice flathead. WTG.
     
  14. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congrats Jason! Looks like you're into 'em! Pretty cool that you met a BOC brother while in the midst of the fight too!
     
  15. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Damn dude you are HAMMERING some Flatty! Keep up the good work. And btw that fish is a HOSS!
     
  16. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    nice one brother! keep onum:wink:
     
  17. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a nice Flathead.
     
  18. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Congrats Jason on another great fish. Glad you had the opportunity to meet a fellow brother on the water. That's always a plus...
     
  19. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    congrats on the nice fish
     
  20. neoncat

    neoncat New Member

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    Conrats on a very nice fish. and thanks for the great story&pics