when did you catch your first flathead catfish last year

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by flathunter, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I am already looking forward to spring, and prespawn flats.

    It all depends on the weather for me...If we get a couple good warm weeks in april I usually catch my firts flat around mid april..last year it was on april 18th.

    I usually dont fish much in march cause it is usually cold and nasty with cold water temps
     
  2. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i didn't know what i was missin out on, i didn't even think flatheads were around my area, and have been using chicken liver forever, i didn't hear of anyone catchin flatheads around here until last summer but then i was busy gettin married and the daughter starting 1 st grade, the first time i threw sunnies was sept 13 and that first nite i caught a 23# and bunch 8-12# , then the next weekend i went out i caught a 25#, then the weekend after that a 20#, then the next thing i knew it was nov. and the flatheads got lock jaw :angry:, so i got a real late start and am really looking forward to this spring:big_smile:
     

  3. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    I caught my first one in the middle of March last year. It turned out to be my new pb 28lbs.
     
  4. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    I think our first was in January last year....:eek:oooh:...small guy on the ohio river, and he was as yellow as a banana!
     
  5. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

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    my 1st one last year was on memorial day, i know i had missed one a week or so earlier, that was at the muskingum river, about 13 lbs
     
  6. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    7 pound flathead on the great miami on a small bluegill rick
     
  7. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    Got my first one last year May 20, small 7 pounder. Buddy I was fishing with got one on April 25.I didn't get another till June 29, then tore em up. We had high cold water way into June this past year, and I had crops to get in the fields, cut down on fishing time.
     
  8. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    11/4/08 Falls Of The Ohio, 22" flathead.
     
  9. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Mine was April of last year also. I do really well for flats when the water temp is around 70 degrees and the river is close to pool on the Ohio River. I need to find a good spring spot here. The river was wild last year.
     
  10. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    My first was April 3rd last year. Caught several that day...
     
  11. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    Flathead virgin here I went out with Lenny but it was too late in the year,this spring I'm hittin it hard I'm gonna spend a lot of time in the area scouting in the mornings and fishing and fishing at night hopefully with Lenny,but I promised my father-in-law a few trips too so I gotta take him too I wanna try to get him on some fish while tryin for myself go figure:eek:oooh:
     
  12. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Think I got my 1st ones around the end of April Beginning of May. My brother did'nt get his 1st one til July 15th on his birthday.
     
  13. kyjake

    kyjake New Member

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    April seems to be a common time to start catching,got my first last year in April from the Ohio.
    Jake
     
  14. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Was just looking through my pics and my first flattie of '08 was a 5 lb dink caught out of the Hocking on Aug. 16. :confused2: I hope i start earlier this year!!!!!!
     
  15. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    my first one was around the end of june 22.5 lbs out of the hocking
     
  16. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    my first flat last year came in march, but due to high water and low water temps i didnt take another flattie until july.... hopefully this year is much better
     
  17. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    southwest ohio
    I just went threw my jernal and my first flaty was april 15.
     
  18. tcba1987

    tcba1987 New Member

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    Dennison, Ohio
    i think it was on April 23rd last year for me but .........i dont fish much for flatties before April !!!