Won a tournament with 2 nice flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by KittenFishin, May 22, 2006.

  1. KittenFishin

    KittenFishin New Member

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    Me and my boyfriend fish in a catfishing tournament on Lake Hartwell on Saturday nights. Well last saturday we were fishing in about 6 feet of water and caught a 22lber and a 31lber in the first hour of the tournament. We later caught a few channels to bring our stringer up to 59lbs 15oz. We barely won though. There were so many nice flatheads caught that night. Big Fish was a really nice 47lber, but that was all he caught. Second place was 54lbs with about two 20+ pound flatheads and then some smaller ones. There were also 51lb, 49lb, and 45lb stringers of flatheads. I have never seen so many flatheads caught in one night. It was amazing!!

    It had just rained for the first time in about 3 weeks and it continued to storm throughout the night. I guess the rain made the flatheads hungry.
     
  2. KittenFishin

    KittenFishin New Member

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    here are some pictures
     

  3. KittenFishin

    KittenFishin New Member

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    Sure wish I had snapped a pic of the 47lber
     

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  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Job well done, pics are great. Good luck again in the Saturdays to come and all year long. Very nice fish.
     
  5. gofish

    gofish New Member

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    Congratulations! Those are some awesome fish! I hope you get many more!
     
  6. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I am jelous, very nice fish!
     
  7. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Way to go, Laurie! Maybe you can teach Trey a thing or two!!!
     
  8. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Nice fish Mate!
    way to go on placing first in the tourny.
    thanks
    Larry
     
  9. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

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    I bet those were fun to catch! Fine looking Flatties. Congradulations on the Win and the fish, and Thank You for shareing the pictures. The "happy-faces" tell another story we are enjoying just as much.
    Don
     
  10. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Those are real nice fish to catch anytime let alone during a tournament.
    How about giving us some details?

    Equipment, rig and bait if you don't mind.

    It implys that you fish this tournament every week, is that right?
    How big is this lake?

    Sure sounds like a good one to be sure.
     
  11. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    A very big CONGRATS!!! :big_smile:
     
  12. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Great story and great catch!! Nice job!!!

    Your boyfriend should be commended for taking pity on you and dating a Clemson girl.

    LOL!!!!!!

    JUST KIDDING!!!
     
  13. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Great looking fish, congrats.
     
  14. KittenFishin

    KittenFishin New Member

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    kccats... I looked up the info for you because i wasn't sure myself. Lake Hartwell is 56,000 acres and has 962 miles of shoreline. It is a big lake. We caught both of them on cut herring. We fish with blue gills too but haven't had much luck on them lately. Sometimes we throw out live herring too. But the 2 biggest catfish I've ever caught. That 22lber and a 23lber last summer have both been on cut herring. I caught the 22lber on a power plus.. we didn't have much confidence in this reel but we got him in the boat and that is all that matters :wink: and i think my boyfriend caught the 31lber on a tide water. We mostly use abu garcias though... 6500s i think... We usually put out about 20 rods in the tournaments... we want to cover as much ground as possible... And if we are desperate we'll throw out a zebco with some chicken livers on it if we haven't caught our limit and think a little channel cat will help us out. hehe :smile2:
     
  15. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    Very well done. Congrads. on the win
     
  16. cathunter28

    cathunter28 New Member

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    well done on the fish and the win i am sure a good time was had by all congrats on the flatts:worship:
     
  17. capt theory

    capt theory New Member

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    cant quite tell whats bigger, the cats or the smiles. congrats.
     
  18. shania

    shania New Member

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    "Way to go Laurie"! :big_smile:

    "Good Job"!
    :0a23:

    Thanks for sharing,
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:
     
  19. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    pics not good.showed them to my wife said see women do go fishing.now im in the dog house.lol.nice fish