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Forum: Southeast Ohio Fishing Reports 08-28-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By katfish
I think there may be some larger fish in that...

I think there may be some larger fish in that area :)

http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/ducky152000/Mobile%20Uploads/1398568790087_IMG_20140426_195832_112.jpg

Predators are present at...
Forum: Southeast Ohio Fishing Reports 08-28-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By katfish
Clear and clean.

Clear and clean.
Forum: Catfish Discussion 08-28-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By katfish
Fisherman 3234 I got you beat! I have been...

Fisherman 3234

I got you beat! I have been skunked on every possible moon phase :)

I have also caught flathead on every possible moon phase. It seems that moon phase is not relevant to flathead...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 08-28-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By katfish
Dana Pictures and video cannot possibly convey...

Dana
Pictures and video cannot possibly convey how impressive these fish are.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/katchaser/2014/071014Esz_zps399fdd3a.jpg

I am willing to bet that many who...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 08-28-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By katfish
Trophies and success rate should be viewed with...

Trophies and success rate should be viewed with the difficulty of the catch.

Flathead are rarely easy or cooperative. Veteran flathead fishermen expect low catch rates and long stretches without...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 08-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By katfish
Persistence

I say dedication--my wife says obsession.
Tomato-mater :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/katchaser/2014/082314L_zpsdb8c145f.jpg

I initially thought I had a trophy. After I got this fish...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 08-19-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By katfish
Dana On truly big flathead, confidence is not...

Dana
On truly big flathead, confidence is not enough.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/katchaser/sixty%20plus/66orig_zpsd85deb62.jpg

If you attempt to land fish this size by hand you...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 08-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By katfish
Chad, You are correct. Only 88.882% full. (DH) ...

Chad,
You are correct. Only 88.882% full. (DH)

I got a new TR200 mounted on a shiny Tidewater rod :)
Forum: Catfish Discussion 08-14-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By katfish
Full moon flathead?

Everybody knows you can't catch flathead during the full moon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/katchaser/2014/081314Full_zpsd3bb6d19.jpg

Still there are a few hard headed catmen that...
Forum: Southeast Ohio Fishing Reports 08-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By katfish
Promag Good job staying focused on the...

Promag

Good job staying focused on the saugeyes. While others might be tempted to repeat catching "the biggest fish of their life", you remained determined to find trophy saugeyes. :)

I guess...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 08-11-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By katfish
Not sure why anyone should get upset about...

Not sure why anyone should get upset about differences in hooks but I will input my experience.

Circle hooks work best on a tight line. In current, drifting, or suspended straight down. Rod and...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-31-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By katfish
Still looking

I have been struggling as I search for flathead this year.
Collected a lot of skunks (normal) and the other night I got this one.

...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By katfish
Because of heat and water temperature, I didn't...

Because of heat and water temperature, I didn't keep this fish out of water long. I would have loved more pix/video and even measurements of this fish but wanted to get him on his way quickly.

The...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-20-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By katfish
I suggest you wear a Kevlar glove to handle...

I suggest you wear a Kevlar glove to handle catfish.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/katchaser/finger.jpg

With big flathead we often recognize successful catmen by observing cat rash on...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-20-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By katfish
Good catch on the flathead. The kids...

Good catch on the flathead.

The kids attitude is fine now but to reduce his chance of major disappointment in the future I recommend an Ohio State hoody! :)
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-18-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By katfish
Another flathead CPR

One more swimming for you to catch again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJqO_e3n440
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-10-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By katfish
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/katchaser/20...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/katchaser/2014/071014scale_zps563a232e.jpg
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By katfish
Should say "catch" but fat fingers and old eyes...

Should say "catch" but fat fingers and old eyes :)
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By katfish
Ya can't catch flathead on spawn--part 2

I had males guarding nests on both sides of the pontoon last night.
This fella was done spawning before the others.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/katchaser/2014/071014Bsz_zpsb3c8b5b9.jpg
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By katfish
Congratulations! Flathead in lakes are...

Congratulations!

Flathead in lakes are difficult to locate. They have many forage options
and change depending on which makes the easiest meal.

Because they remain inactive unless breeding or...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-06-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By katfish
I would suggest 1/0 -2/0 kahles with reels out of...

I would suggest 1/0 -2/0 kahles with reels out of gear and clickers on.
They won't feel a properly rigged slip sinker and you will have the option of when to set the hook. Circle hooks work better...
Forum: Catfish Discussion 07-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By katfish
Not sure how many folks have battles a 50-60...

Not sure how many folks have battles a 50-60 pound cat but it can all get pretty hectic in the dark. :)

Even when I do release videos alone I often SNAFU trying to hold a camera in one hand and a...
Forum: Tips and Tricks 07-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By katfish
Stealie Tackle and other gear often comes...

Stealie

Tackle and other gear often comes down to what catches the eye of each individual fisherman.

Line strength is often selected by looks, recommendations, or expectations of the fishermen....
Forum: Tips and Tricks 07-03-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,516
Posted By katfish
Red face I must be old fashioned. I use a scale. In olden...

I must be old fashioned. I use a scale. In olden days that is how the weight of objects was measured. The new digital ones are about half the size of a pack of cigarettes.

I can understand some...
Forum: Tips and Tricks 07-03-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By katfish
Made up that rig for a fella 4 years ago. Also...

Made up that rig for a fella 4 years ago. Also built knotless bobber rig for flathead.

In rivers a sinker slide is a nice addition to the knotless rig since it allows
you to change sinker weight...
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