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Dutch55406

My first Flathead

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I was casting out a jig head with a chunk of crawler on a slip bobber rig set to about 15” and letting it drift in the current and WOOSH down went the bobber I set the hook and low and behold a 31” flathead my first! I took a quick pic and got her back in the water. She said thanks by splashing me in the face as she swam away.

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Now that's a beautiful site to see. Congrats on the fish...maybe you'll make the upgrade from carp to cats like I did smile

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congrats on the first flattie and that the best splash that ever could be grin

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Thanks Guys,

And to prove it wasn’t a fluke I went out again today, same spot, time and rig and hooked a 25 inch’er. I would like to say Thank You to all who post on the forums for all the information, tips and tricks.

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Look Ma no glove!

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Congrates and thanks for sharing the bobber info!

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say hello to long nights next to a fire and waking up to your clicker screaming.....nice fish dutch

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I used to fish there quite a bit 30 years ago. Those fish are a great battle on light tackle......keep it up and you may end up needing a pair of your Mom's gloves tho grin

The place looks clean too...that's different.

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Ya it's nice spot until the sheephead and the catch it keep it guys show up if you get my drift. I was down there today I saw a guy catch a small 15"-20" flat on a mimic minnow and yes he kept it, but when I caught mine you should have seen the look on there face when I put them back in the river priceless.

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I love the look that other people get when you release a fish your right its priceless

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Yep I got a "I will take that" last year with a 30lber caught from shore. After the release I just explained things and my partner did also.

I guess I have no concern with anyone keeping a 15-20" flat. I guess perfect size for eating. The over 20lb flats is where I would try talking. In the end it is all you can do. Spread the word!

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Thanks Elwood. grin

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