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SteveD

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What a beautiful night on the St Croix. I had one bullhead rod out in one of my favorite flathead spots and one cut bait rod out with a hunk of cut sheepshead. The weather was clear, warm and flat calm and the water temp was 76 degrees. At 2115 I get a screaming run on my bullhead rod and I hook up with what I thought was a smaller flathead. The bugs were bad so I didn't want to use any lights so all I had on was my headlamp with the red filter down. He is a feisty fish and I struggled to get him in the net - he looked like about a 35" flathead in the dark when I dumped him on the back deck of the boat. I got him untangled and out of the net and reached over to pick up the fish when I realized it is a big channel cat that is mad as heck to be in the boat. I had just finished a quick photo when I noticed my cut bait line is swimming upstream next to the boat. With this guy flopping around on the deck I picked up my other rod and it is a big, feisty, fat channel cat. I get him in the boat and decide to do a quick two fish photo and get them back in the water.

Two big channels in a row and they are both KOTC upgrades. The biggest measured out at 35" X 20" = 55 points and the second at 32" X 18" = 50 points. I fished until midnight but that was it for the night but I am sure not complaining. It was a fun time. I'm out again tonight to see if I can find a big flathead.

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Congrats Steve! Can't wait to see the pictures.

Maybe next time that happens you should tie a bobber to one of the cats and follow the school as they move up the river. smile

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What a great pic Steve!

Good thing you have two of everything, I bet those fish grips came in handy.

Congrats on the fish and upgrade!

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Very nice fish Steve! Monsters like them, make me want to switch over to fishing some channels, I just may have to do that tonight.

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Hey, great upgrades and even better picture! You're getting to be a pro at taking pics, and I agree with the comment earlier -- good thing you have two of everything!

Good luck tonight, should be another good one.

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I'll tell ya, when it comes to Mr. Croix Steve, all I can say is "you are the man". grin

Congrates and very nice channels.

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