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Yesterday my 11 year old son Travis and I decided to do some fishing. We were discussing on were we were going to go, I wanted to go down stream and he wanted to go up stream. So we went upstream to fish a spot that has produced for him last week with a 18 pounder. Travis's largest fish he has ever caught was a 28 pound flathead from last year, and he said he wanted to catch a bigger one. I told him 28 pounds is a nice fish, but if he was to spend time on the water it was possible to beat it. Well last night, he set the hook on one, I could tell it was of decent size because it was taking drag, and I usually have the drag set tight. After about a 10 minute fight the fish was starting to come to the top, and I could see the big swirls, then the fish surfaced. Well he smashed his old record of 28 lbs, with a +40#. A nice 44x27. I told him, dont expect to break that record anytime soon.

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was kinda wondering if that fish was spawned out... my brother caught a nicer one last night too, went 36" and weighed just under 23# and I also caught a really lil one @ 14 inches thought I had the smallest but a buddy of mine caught on smaller o'well good night to be on the water and catchin fish is always a bonus

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I remember when Travis got the 28# cat one evening in the boat.

Congrats Travis on the new PB. Keep trying as there are larger ones out there but it may be awhile before you hook into it.

We will have to get out again soon.

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nothing better than seeing someone in your boat catch a new PB! Especially when its a younger buck like your son...I would expect he'll be talking about that for the next week straight!

Congrats!

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I have had 5 40+ # fish caught out of my boat this year by people other then me, all but one was a personal best.

One can not explain the joy of putting another person onto a fish that big, especially my 11 year old son. I was way more excited to have him catch it, then what I would have been to catch it myself. It will be a memory he will have for a long time. Tonight, we are off to get him into the 50 pound club I guess.

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Hey nice job Travis! Way to go. Contgrats on the PB, and thanks for the post. It's always fun to read about other people's big fish, even if we can't all be catching them!

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