starting to pick up a few flatheads

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by river scum, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    its been real slow the last month, but its getting better lately.

    first pics are from the 4th. lil nephew cutting his teeth on carp at the cottage. the carp was a 16#mirror carp, the first one i have seen from this lake.

    http://http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii171/river_scum/holdinghiscarp.jpg

    http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii171/river_scum/trace4thcarp.jpg

    these are two of the post spawn flaties(females) from last week.

    http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii171/river_scum/222.jpg

    http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii171/river_scum/IMG_0019.jpg

    i know they arent big but thought you guy would enjoy the pics, and knowing the end of the spawn is coming. wooohooo!
     
  2. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    WOW you called that carp a mirror,, is that that carp also what some folks refer to a leather? I think thats cool... I don't know much about carp except they make great bait.... why do they loose scales that way?

    NICE flat BTW....
     

  3. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    im pretty sure thats the name doc. its a spieces, they dont loose scales they just dont have them. er i think, im not a carp expert either bud. lol
     
  4. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Bill,
    Mirrors and leathers are different in that mirrors have a few scales and leathers are completely scaleless (almost). Leathers are not just mirrors with very few or no scales, they are genetically different.
    They don't lose the scales, they don't have them to begin with. They are sub-species of the regular common carp.

    Tim,
    Nice flats. Keep em coming...W
     
  5. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    That's interesting, Thanks Winston.
     
  6. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    winston i was thinking of you after bill asked that. i thought you would know a thing or two about ol rubber lips. lol so does that mean i identified it correctly bro?
     
  7. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Yep right on it...W
     
  8. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    Before you posted the info Winston I was so curious I posted a link to the pic in the carp forum.... lol:embarassed:
     
  9. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    I live to serve:wink:...W
     
  10. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like some great fishing, congrats
     
  11. willybojo

    willybojo New Member

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    good to hear that the cat action is picking up again
     
  12. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Thanks for the pics and the update Tim. Its about time things started picking up again. Its been too slow for too long.
     
  13. rairdog

    rairdog New Member

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    Nice fish. I hope to be on them tonite.
     
  14. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    been catchin anymore big ones tim??
     
  15. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    no adam i cant seam to get anytime. plus the river has been low enough to walk across most of the summer. i feel a change in the air though. lol
     
  16. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    what river is that your fishing up there? im still unemployed and have plenty of free time so i may have to come fish with you one weekend when the big boys turn on!! :wink:
     
  17. bnorth

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    Don't feel bad Tim. I made an evening of it last night and hit the Wabash down here. It's pretty low. Only had one good run and ended up turning the hook back into my bait and missed the flattie - figures.

    On another note, before I packed it up last night I had a guy set up just down the bank from me. During some small talk he claimed to have caught a 120# (yes folks, thats one hundred and twenty pound) flathead on a white crappie jig in the Wabash at Lafayette. Be on the lookout! I also heard that I could buy ocean front property in Montana and that they caught Nessie. :eek:oooh:
     
  18. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    Hey, nice job on the fish. My biggest was a 38" Northern Pike that is hanging on my wall from 1986.
     
  19. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    we fish the wabash ,st joe, maumee,and st marys Adam.

    120#er i find that hard to believe.lol especially with all the fish mongers i run into over your way Ben. fish trappers spearers and doodlers are thick below oakdale on the tippy, im sure the same happens on the bash too!