Flatheads

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  1. kelcher

    kelcher Active Member

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    Been thinking about trying to catch some flatheads this spring. Post some pics / vids of some nice ones you have caught over the years. What did you catch them on? River? Lake? . . . .

    I haven't caught one in a long time as I have not had a chance to do much fishing the last few years.
     
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    This is the only big flat I've ever caught. Got it on pool 4 of Mississippi. Caught it fishing for walleyes with a denver rig. A denver rig has a three way with a crank bait on one lead and a jig on the other. Funniest part was I had a 4 pound walleye on the jig and the 27 pound flat on the crank bait. Everybody we talked to said the flat probably took a swipe at the walleye and missed. One of the walleyes in the second pic was the other fish. 1333764136_283.jpg
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    That must have been a hell of a fight!!
     
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    Now that is a sweet story.
     
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    We fought it for quite a while before we got them in. Somewhere i have a picture of both fish in the net but couldn't find it.
     
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    Now that is a cool story! Don’t worry everybody else, you don’t have to try and beat that one. Just looking for some more motivation during this slow time.
     
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    45 and a 63, caught in diddy poles and released. Used a Bullhead, they last a long time.
     
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    There we go, those things are huge.
     
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    Great pics! You hear guys tell some "big fish" stories but those are some big dang fish!!! Looks like a blast!!
     
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    Caught on rod and reel on live shad.
     
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    Dang those had to some fun fights. How much did they weigh?
     
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    50 lbs. 48 lbs. 47 lbs.
     
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    Seeing these fish is getting me excited to try this again. Setting my goals a little lower though. What do you think the odds are of pulling a 10 lbder out of the Cedar?
     
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    I know people get some pretty good ones out of the cedar. The only flats I get in the cedar are small, but I am not targeting them. Normally catch them trolling cranks for walleyes and bass. What stretch of the cedar do you fish?
     
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    Will be between Vinton and Cedar Rapids most of the time
     
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    Just downstream from me. I fish anywhere from evansdale to just above vinton.
     
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    Not huge but if memory serves me correctly it was 42#
     

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    Not huge??? That thing is a hog!
     

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