Where is the next state record flathead catfish coming from?

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by catfishrollo, Jan 9, 2009.

Where is the next state record flathead coming from?

  1. Ohio River

  2. Scioto River

  3. Muskingum River

  4. Great Miami River

  5. Other Inland River, Creek, Or Stream

  6. MWCD Lake

  7. Other Inland Lake

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  1. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Let's post a little fun poll. I am curious to get all the different insights on this one. What body of water do you think the next record sized flathead could come from. Please feel free to vote, and post the specific river system, lake etc if you would like. Where is that true monster looming?:big_smile: rollo
     
  2. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    I think it will come from a large river system like the Ohio.
     

  3. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Jason I will catch this monster using HOTDOGS at the Salt Fork Gathering. I may put some anise on the dog to make it more attractive:smile2:
     
  4. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    well,i guess big fish have been caught on bait crazier than hot dogs,lol :crazy:

    have you tried setting them out in the sun for a couple of days like chicken liver??

    i am looking toward piedmont,salt fork,maybe even rocky fork.

    paint creek has a population of flats also.

    i think deer creek has a good population,just no one takes the time to learn it,especially since most of the structure in that lake is nowhere near the banks,most is out toward the middle in the around the channel,i think there are some very big fish in that lake.
     
  5. getthenet

    getthenet New Member

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    tappon lake or seneca lake
     
  6. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    Mosquito or Tappan lake is my guess.
     
  7. luckey wade

    luckey wade New Member

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    Dresden Ohio Muskium river,One night I will catch it .Using my sons sponge Bob pole!:big_smile:
     
  8. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    I agree with Mosquito and Tappan, maybe Salt Fork
     
  9. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    I say its a toss up between the MWCD ressies.The fish just seem like way girthier than other places
     
  10. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Im thinking either Piedmont or maybe even Salt Fork. But I do believe There are some record fish swimming in our local rivers also! I even think there are some tributaries that flow into the muskingum that hold monster fish but noone fishes for them. I know of some deep holes in the wolhounding that might hold big flats! I might give it a try this year!
     
  11. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    I'll go if you need a fishin buddy:big_smile:
     
  12. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Your more than welcome to go Joe. With hardly any fishing pressure I think it would be a good stretch of river.
     
  13. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    Its on:wink:
     
  14. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmmmmmm, you left off the best river after the Ohio. Since you didn't mention it by name except to call it other, thats what I'll have to go with. You knew I'd be there with my usual answer. :smile2: I've fished all over the state and like Salt Fork and Tappan for big flats, but the biggest ones I catch come from my back yard. Somewhere in the 70 miles of THE river in our state lurks a state record and one day he is mine.
     
  15. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    No one? lol Well the secrets out now! lol:crazy::smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  16. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Not in front of me you wont,or any kids that might be there! That is just sick Gary.:crazy::eek:oooh:
     
  17. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    You lost me Jack is there something wrong with anise???
     
  18. Desode

    Desode New Member

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    I have to go with the numbers of big fish I see coming from Tappan lake.
    The amount of Flatheads caught there in the 50 to 70 pd range over the last few years has been amazing to me. Their all released too, so I think Tappan is going to produce the next Ohio record Flathead.
    Another reason I think it will come from a lake, is that lake flatheads seem to be fatter then river flatties, simply because they don't burn the calories dealing with current. Now I would still make Clendening lake my second pick because thats where the current record is from and dispite this fact I personally think that its kind of overlooked in my book.

    Now if I could snap my fingers and make a place catch the next record I would want it to be from the good ole OHio. Thats where I do most of my fishing. :wink: Matt AKA DESODE
     
  19. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    There's prolly a 80lber swimming in Lake Erie that will get snagged by a walleye fisherman in the Maumee.
     
  20. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    this sounds like a recent thread I posted:roll_eyes: rollo