Son's 1st fish ever and my first Flathead Catfish of the year!

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Flatheadhunter33, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Me and my boys had a pretty good time last night. We got on the Colorado around 5:00 pm. Got to a bluegill spot and started the night. My youngest (Dominick age 5) got his first fish ever! He hooked a bluegill that was a SLAB! i helped him to get it into the boat and it starts flopping around. My son threw his rod down and took off to the other end of the boat:smile2:! After we got a few more 'gills, we moved off to the first flathead spot. We were there for around 5 minutes before we got our first bite. I set the hook and give it my other son Donte) so he could get his first flat of the year but it got off. A few miuntes later two poles got hit, one after the other! Reeling them in, both fish got off:confused2:!! I was done playing around. I took the little hooks off (5/0) that I had been using this winter and put some 7/0 hooks on. It took about another few minutes and I was hooked into another one. Got him to the boat and weighed him at 3.5 lbs. I forgot my camera at home:beat_brick: so he got released right away. A few minutes later, my son got one that weighed in at 2.25lbs. He got some pics with his phone and released his too. After that, the wind picked up big time! We tried to move to a few other spots and deal with it but we got moved off so I threw in the towel and came back in so we could live to fish another day!:wink:
     
  2. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Con grads to your youngest son on hi first fish ever.Now you know after the first scare he'll be out after dads PB don't you.
    And Con Grads to you on the first Flat of the yr.Hope you and your boys catch many,many more.
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Congrats on your son's first fish, that is great!
     
  4. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    A big congrats to your son's 1st fish. And congrats to you for taking your son fishing and helping him make memories that will last a lifetime!!:wink: WTG to start the New Year by catching some nice fish. Flatheads are some good eating. Tried Flathead catfish for the first time this weekend. Gosh! Fine eating!! I was missing out!!
     
  5. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Thats awesome reps off to ya. More people need to take there kids fishin.
     
  6. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    Tell your son congrats on his first fish! Awesome!
     
  7. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    Congratulations to your son for catching is 1st fish!
     
  8. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Reps to you and your sons!

    Spring is here!:cool2:
     
  9. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Ok ,you get 20 lashes for forgetting the camera, LOL.

    Thanks for sharing the story and a big congrats on the first fish. I can tell how happy you are from your post,,,great job !!
     
  10. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    I HAVE TO AGREE 100% .the fishing is great ,IMHO the most important thing you were doing was spending time with your children
     
  11. westvirginiacatfish

    westvirginiacatfish New Member

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    Congrats to your son son on his first fish:smile2::smile2:
     
  12. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Congrats on your sons first fish. :wink:
     
  13. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Thanks everybody! My boys and I are hoping to get some good amount of time on the water this year. My little one wont stop asking me me when we are going out again!:smile2:
     
  14. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    Congrats on your sons first fish.
     
  15. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    Congrats.. I was out that night too.. It was pretty nasty. We got one about 3 pds early in the morning.
     
  16. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    congrats on the first catches of the year, hope the son didn't learn to drop the pole and run from you :smile2:
     
  17. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    Thats a great deal, he s probalby hooked now, nothing better than to watch you kids catchin, thats better than you cathin
     
  18. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    There is nothing better than seeing the face of your son or grandson when they get that first one, be it bluegill or cat,, Its great..Way to Go .:smile2:
     
  19. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like a fun and exciting time on the water. Congrats
     
  20. shawn34

    shawn34 New Member

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    congrats to your son


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