WORLD RECORD ~ CATCH AND RELEASE ~ Flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by AZflats, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Okay,
    I got a response back from the National Freshwater fishing hall of fame today about my catch last month. They sent me a certificate and a few patches that say I have the #1 spot ~ A WORLD RECORD for catch and release Flathead... Now I know that can't be true... My fish was 53" long. Hasn't anyone ever caught one bigger and let it go??? Apparently I am the only one that has ever sent the info to them... I am in disbelief...


    Last year, I was pondering how I was ever going to break the 20# barrier, now this??

    I don't really know what I should next??? Disneyland???
    :waaaht: :waaaht: :waaaht: :boss:
     
  2. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    Congrats bro, now you can feel a little bit better about the release. Like i said before i believe that you did the right thing.

    Wheelmobile07
     

  3. Cat catcher10

    Cat catcher10 New Member

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    Thats awsome, Im sure someone has caught a bigger flatty and released it....but you might be the only one who pictured it.But at least you got something to show for it!!
     
  4. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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  5. chrisblue

    chrisblue New Member

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    Thats pretty cool, congradulations.We now have a world record holder on the BOC.
     
  6. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Congrats on a monster flathead! Someday, I hope to take your world record status away from you!!!:lol:

    I just dont think Im gonna do that here in Nebraska....:sad2:

    Tight lines to ya!!!

    Kenny
     
  7. Whiskerwhacker

    Whiskerwhacker New Member

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    Kudos on the release! It is awesome to think that your fish is swimming and breeding and waiting to be caught again. Post some more pics of it if you have any. WW
     
  8. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    Congratulations Andy on your WORLD RECORD for catch and release Flathead!
     
  9. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    congrats on the record Andy.Awsome fish.
     
  10. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    That is awesome man! Congratulaions!
     
  11. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Wow, that's really awesome man! Way to go!:cool2:
     
  12. pylodictis

    pylodictis New Member

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    any way you measure it, that's a great fish. i'm assuming the pic on your heading is the flathead in question. i'm glad you released it. just think though, if you had decided not to release it, you could have used its mouth as a basketball hoop:tounge_out:. congrats on the catch and the title.
     
  13. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Congrats on the WORLD RECORD fish.

    How many other sites can claim as many state and now world records as the BOC.
     
  14. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Man That Is Absolutely Fantastic, I Remember Your Post Questioning Your Decision, I Hope This Makes You Feel Alot Better. Congratulations As I Said Before You Made The Right Decision So Many Others Wouldn't Have Done What You Did. You Deserve This Honor.
     
  15. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    congrats on that monster and the release of him.
     
  16. zcat

    zcat New Member

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    Nice,what did the fish wieght? :roll_eyes:
     
  17. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    congrats on that big monster keep up the good work
     
  18. cook

    cook New Member

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    Great job!!
    In-fisherman lists a 50.2 inch as the top released flat for 06....send in for another patch!!:lol:

    Congrats
     
  19. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    That is awesome, congrats bro.
     
  20. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    Sounds like a pretty emotional catch. Did ya cry after you let it go.
    :cry: LOL. Just kiddig congrats!