Yes! I finally caught something flathead fishing!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by CatFighter, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. CatFighter

    CatFighter New Member

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    I've been reading people's threads about fishing logjams, so I located one near my house and tried it out. And, I actually caught a fish!



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    It wasn't a flathead, but I'm happy.

    Maybe next time I'll catch a flatty.

    :smile2:
     
  2. 1 4 Fishing

    1 4 Fishing New Member

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    well at least you caught one lol
     

  3. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    Put a hook through it's back and throw it back out there!!!!
     
  4. CatFighter

    CatFighter New Member

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    Don't think I didn't consider doing that, LOL!
     
  5. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    Nice man. I've never even seen a walleye that would be real cool to me. keep fishing and soon you'll get to see one of the nice monsters. And yes.. if it's legal I'd put that dude on a hook in a second, especiallyif he's hanging out by a logjam. There's probably a flat in there waiting for something to be wrong with him so he can have a snack.
     
  6. CatFighter

    CatFighter New Member

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    It's not legal here. I can use bluegill, sunfish, chubs, suckers, and even carp (and I think little channel cats and/or mudcats), but not game fish.

    It's definitely not a river known for its walleye, but this is the second one I've caught here! At first, I thought it was a longnose gar, which are everywhere on this river.

    Well, at least I got a picture to show my wife, in case she thought I've been going to the girlie bars in stead of fishing all these times ("Why doesn't he ever catch anything?!")

    LOL, if you're not a catfisherman, you don't understand!
     
  7. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Never know what you've got till you see it, but wally makes for good eating:wink: Stay safe and stay with it till you stick a pig!!!
     
  8. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    walleye is good eatin too
     
  9. calogan

    calogan New Member

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    Hey I would take a Walleye any day! :big_smile: Thats good eating! :wink:
     
  10. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    You sure about not being able to use game fish? I couldn't find where it said that.:confused2: Would you care to show where it says that?
    I fish in WV some and have never heard or saw where you can't use game fish for bait as long as you catch them legally.:confused2:
     
  11. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Walleye is to dang good to use as bait! I think it's the best tasting fish I've ever had!
     
  12. CatFighter

    CatFighter New Member

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    I Stand corrected!


    Catfishjohn is 100% correct, according to the WV DNR law enforcement officer I just spoke to.

    If you catch the fish hook-and-line, you can use it as bait; you cannot purchase or sell game fish as bait.

    Not that I would have used a 17" walleye as bait or anything, but next time I catch a [very annoying] 6" smallmouth, he's going on the hook!


    . . . you learn something new every day, I suppose.
     
  13. CatFighter

    CatFighter New Member

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    I agree, walleye (and perch) are my favorite fish to eat. I caught this in the West Fork of the Monongahela, which is a clean river, but the fish always have a weird, plastic-y taste to them because there is a power plant upstream that makes the water brown and gritty-looking with some kind of sediment. Plus, there are a lot of old-style septic systems that dump into it, and it can smell pretty bad when it rains . . . . :0a2:
     
  14. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thats good I haven't been breaking the law....:roll_eyes::smile2:
    A couple guys on here from WV had told me it was legal to use as long as you catch them on hook & line.
    Game fish make really good Flathead bait!:wink::smile2: