The best flathead catfish bait ever!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by whisker, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. whisker

    whisker New Member

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    This is how I learned about the best flathead bait ever.
    Back in the summer of '85' my friends and I were floating down the South fork of the Big Nehama river. We were just floating along and fishing for channelcats. We came around a big bend in the river and started hearing a noise. Soon we could see where the noise was coming from. There was a big Maple tree that hung out over the river. It's lowest branch hung almost to the water. There on the end of the branch was a red squirrel. He was really scolding at something. When we floated closer we saw what he was scolding at. There in the water below him was an old stump and on it was a walnut that must have gotten there in the last high water. That walnut was what he was after. Well he finnaly decided to let go of the branch and jumped to the stump. Now he had his walnut. But now he didn't know what to do. The branch he was hanging from was to high to get back to and there was water all around him. He would look at the North bank and then back at the South bank. Both were a long way for him to swim. He finally decided to try to swim to the North bank and jumped in with the walnut still in his mouth. Then it happened, about half way to the bank a big old flathead catfish came up and swallowed him whole! I told my fishin' buddies " Quick,...lets go get some squirrels and come back here and catch that flathead". We started rowing down river as fast as we could. About 50 yards past the stump we heard another loud noise. We turned around just soon enough to see that big old flathead putting the walnut back on the stump.
    :grin-big:
     
  2. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    HAHA!! I laughed for quite a while after that one. Very nice story there :)
     

  3. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Rim shot please! :)
     
  4. Ducain

    Ducain New Member

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    Hahaha.

    If you made that up, kudos to you. If not, kudos to whoever made it up because that's one great story.

    :)
     
  5. bigfish

    bigfish New Member

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    yes sir thats a :cool: story.
     
  6. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    thats great.laughed very hard on that one
     
  7. Bill D Curtis

    Bill D Curtis New Member

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    Good story :0a31: I have seen a big flathead come out of the water after a cardinal once
     
  8. silverbell

    silverbell New Member

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    Are you sure that was not the squirrel from Ice age? You know he never dies!!!!!!:rolleyes:
     
  9. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    great story there brother! thx
     
  10. Rockin' Blues

    Rockin' Blues New Member

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    funny story,i'llstart looking for walnuts
     
  11. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    That's a classic story! I'm printing it to take to work to show a couple of my fishin' buddies, they will get a kick out of it!
     
  12. Drum Andersen

    Drum Andersen New Member

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  13. Lil Grinder 20

    Lil Grinder 20 New Member

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    GREAT STORY!!! got a real kick
     
  14. FlatGetter

    FlatGetter New Member

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    Im gonna go and buy some squirrel traps (LOL).
     
  15. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Becarefull there FlatGetter, People may nickname ya "Squirrel Bait" :p
     
  16. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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  17. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    LOL Now that is a fish story and a half....LOL
     
  18. TEAYSWRESTLER

    TEAYSWRESTLER New Member

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    Great story, much appreciated.
     
  19. mississippi man

    mississippi man New Member

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    you really got me going there very funny
     
  20. oldwhiskers

    oldwhiskers New Member

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    Well you weren't by yourself. :grin-big:

    Pretty good story.