Vermillion

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by River Outlaw, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    after no luck at Tuttle and a flat tire i was purdy frustrated.
    takin 24 hwy home i passed over the Vermillion and decided to
    finally give it a try. for the past 8 years i pass over it at least
    once a year and never stop. told Jeff i was gonna fish it a while
    and he could stay or go. he decided to go and later i wished he
    would of stayed.

    i get down to the water and see that i'll be fishin like Kyle, in
    sloppy, sloppy mud and alot of it. fished for about 2 hrs usin my
    last live gill on one pole and cut gill on the other 2. no action.
    well, i couldn't take it no more so i did what i always do, go
    walkin. i looked for another spot along the Kaw and farther up
    the Vermillion and didnt find anything good enough for me to try
    all my stuff through mildly heavy woods. after about 20 min. i
    went back to check poles.

    the pole with the live 6 in gill on it was close to a log jam but i
    thought if i got in there closer i might change my luck. i was cast
    out about 25 yards. i start to reel in and feel resistance.
    GREAT, im snagged. it feels like its movin in a little so at least i
    dont have to get wet :smile2: . i get this log about halfway in and it
    comes to life !!
    FISH ON !! who am i tellin ?? im by myself. its got some fight
    whatever it is and i hope it aint a gar !! its commin in but its left,
    right, in, out, up, down, all over the place and with athority. i
    fight for about 10 min and see the water boil a couple times.
    FINALLY, i get a look at its tail. its a flatty and its tail is as
    big as my hand with my fingers spread out as far as i can get
    em.

    so i got a nice size flatty on and it aint happy although i am .
    we go round and round for about another 15-20 min and i finall
    get to see its head. it is a nice one !! now is when i start talkin
    to myself :eek:oooh::smile2:. dont screw this up i tell myself (repeatedily). i
    finally got it to the bank and hoped i tired it out enough because
    i didnt have my netman Lucky there like i had come to rely on. i
    got its head out of the water, on the bank, and was able to grab
    its jaw. i grab this fish in one hand, pole in the other, and was
    0-60 in 2.3 sec. through the slop and got it 25 yards to the
    truck so it didnt get away and back in the water :roll_eyes::smile2: .

    it was 33 lbs, 42" long, 26" girth. :big_smile:

    got my pics and it was off to fight again another day.
     

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  2. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Well JJ the gar god has been lifted. Now maybe it s lucky that has ya cursed?:smile2: Just kidden:wink: good lookin flatty JJ. I have drove down there countless times but most of the time we were just out driven around eatin some Mcdonalds.
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Thats Awesome JJ. Congrats on a great fish.
    Now you know how I feel. Knee deep in mud, tryin to land a big ol flat by yourself with your bare hands. Its fun aint it?:wink:
    I like company, but sometimes I like fishin by myself. It seems like I catch the bigger ones by myself. Less noise and stuff I think.
    I also like tryin new water. I bet you are glad that you did.
    Again JJ congrats!!!
    PS: Ashleys jealous!:wink::smile2:

    We are off to the river in a bit. Hopefully we can catch somethin!
     
  4. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    JJ , nice flat congrats. over the years a lot of good flatheads have came out of that hole.
     
  5. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    nice story and fish


    but if i was you id check the scale he looks a little bigger then 30 lbs :wink:
     
  6. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    my scale quit on me so i stopped in at the bait hut and had him weighed on their scale. its a floor scale like at the scrap yards round here. it felt about as heavy or heavier than my 37 but its been FOREVER since ive had a fish that big i just may be out of shape. :smile2:
     
  7. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    i measured a 35lbr and he was 38inches long so i have to say that one is deinently bigger
    and if i remember right kyles was just as long and went 40lbs
     
  8. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    i wish i knew of a scale that was right on. ya dont think that one could of been 40 ?? thats what im chasin now after that 37. :roll_eyes:
     
  9. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Congrats, JJ On A Very Nice Flat:big_smile:, Walking Thru Sloppy Deep Mud Who Would Of Thunk??LOL

    I Too Think He Was Bigger Then 30 Pounds. Thanks For The Story And Pics:big_smile:
     
  10. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    lol you dont like that sloppy deep mud do ya:tounge_out::wink: you guys didnt miss mutch fish but it shure was funny watching Rocky getting stuck waist deep in the mud walking back from the other side:eek:oooh::smile2:

    nice fish jj some times it pays to get a little mud on the tires.
     
  11. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    The weight looks close to me. Inches dont really mean anything. They can give you a ballpark estimate. Thats it. I have caught short fat ones and long skinny ones. Look at the blue I caught. He was LONG and fairly fat and the scale said 46. To me he looked bigger but Im sure the scales were close enough. Scales are the only way to really tell, and most are fairly accurate.
    What ever it weighed, it is a really nice fish JJ.
    Come down here and I will put you on a fish that will eat that one!:wink::smile2::smile2:
     
  12. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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  13. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Awesome fish JJ. You deserved it. I know youve been wanting a big fish all season, and you finally got one. Congratulations brother !!! :big_smile:
     
  14. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    JJ congrat of a very nice Fish.You deserved that one.

    Great story i might add, it was like i was there with you.(Wish i would of been)

    I bet you have a new fishing hole:wink:
     
  15. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    Come down here and I will put you on a fish that will eat that one!






    have you been listening to donnie :tounge_out::tounge_out::tounge_out:
     
  16. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    Gus, you aint heard ?? i was watchin Maury and seen Donnie & Kyle on there and yes, they ARE brothers !! :smile2::smile2::smile2:

    i couldnt pass on that one. lord, i apoligize & be with the starving pygmies in new guena
     
  17. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Thats funny. I didnt even know Maury was still on TV. Do you have an old tv JJ?:smile2:
    But why does he act like your twin?:wink:
    We are all brothers but I think you two are blood.:smile2:
     
  18. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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  19. kccatman76

    kccatman76 New Member

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  20. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    hey jj congrats on the fish. yall had me pumped up when ya sent me that txt tellin me u got a 33lber. heading out to night wish i had that 33lber for bait lol:wink: