size or numbers of flathead catfish, which is more fun

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by flathunter, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Lets just say you could have a day on your home river, a day where you could catch 1 50lb-flathead.

    Or 15 flatheads from 15-30lbs.

    Which would you prefer.

    I would take the 15 fish between `15-30lbs.

    More action would be more fum for me, and I have never caught 15 flatheads in a day also.
     
  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to choose. I want BOTH! Can I do one on the first day and two on the second day?:smile2:
     

  3. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Since Im used to sitting around and not getting any I would say either or would suit me just fine. But catching 15 or so that are 15lbs or over I would be estatic
     
  4. Tangler

    Tangler New Member

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    I have always liked quantity over quality. But i guess either would be fine. Both scenarios I would consider a good day:roll_eyes::roll_eyes:
     
  5. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Jack, I will take the 50!:wink: We catch numbers of flatheads at times where I fish on the river. Its not uncommon to catch 10 or 12 flats in a nights time. We also had a great night last spring on the Ohio River catching numbers biggest was around 35 pounds. Don't get me wrong them nights are never dull and a blast, but I would trade ya a couple of them nights for a 50 plus anyday!!! rollo
     
  6. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    i think i would take the numbers,would make for a fun day
     
  7. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    I would rather have 15 flatheads over 50 lbs:big_smile:
     
  8. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Somebody ain't greedy!!:roll_eyes::smile2: rollo
     
  9. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    I'd let you real 1 in.But just 1:wink:
     
  10. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    I'd take the 1 big 50lber because I have never caught one:embarassed:, seen one:crazy:, nor touched one:sad2:.
     
  11. Harleycat

    Harleycat New Member

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    i will take the 15 over the 50 :eek:oooh:
     
  12. JKrupp

    JKrupp New Member

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    I would take either one. I struck out all year last year on flats so anything would be good. I would love to catch a huge fish but I have more fun the nights we catch alot of fish.
     
  13. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    I would take the 50 over the 15. 15 would be a fun outting, but I spend alot of hours on the river looking for that 1 big fish.
     
  14. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    1 over 50 would be fine with me
     
  15. luckey wade

    luckey wade New Member

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    Im looking for the Monster 50#er .Ive only heard of 2 being caught around here. And both of them were eaten. By a trout liner:sad2:.
     
  16. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    The size of my bait(BIG) really limits how many Flatheads I get ahold of in a night.Although I have had some little'ns take some monster baits:eek:oooh:
     
  17. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    I'd be happy with either one, but that being said, I'd choose the 50. We've all got fish stories, but imagine telling that story at the coffee shop the next morning. I can picture it now.... "Hey Joey, did you catch any fish yesterday?.... I'd reply Well Jeff, I fished all day and half the night and only caught one fish" They'd be laughing until I said it was a 50lb Flathead. Then I'd have to pull out the pictures....

    That would be a good day!
     
  18. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Last year when i caught my pb 40 lber that was the only fish caught in 6-8 hrs of fishing. Actually the only bite that day. When the bite is non stop, then that's when it is really fun. So i geuss quantity would be my choice.
     
  19. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    I would say the 50lber over 15. I enjoy sitting there all night and that would be the ultimate pay off for me!!:wink:
     
  20. upncomincatfishking

    upncomincatfishking New Member

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    I agree with rollo I love to catch a lot of fish but there is nothin like the excitement of catchin a new pb especially if its a 50. my pb at the time is 24.7. and I was pumped to catch it. I would kill to hook into a 50.