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#11809879 - 09/02/16 06:14 PM Big Old Dam Fish
papa peck Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 2775
Caught a big Old Dam fish today while crappie fishing.
I was crappie fishing the rocky bottom at the Old Dam this morning
And caught this big ole flathead. That qualifies as a big Old dam fish.

Darn thing bent my net. Guess the net was not meant for a big Old Dam fish.
I was fishing near Ernest in his pontoon and another fellow fisherman in another boat (a Lund) named Steve C. Steve took my picture so I would have something to brag about. Thanks Steve.
Flathead went 18 pounds. The 8 pound test Ande line held up real good along with my pro angler rod cheers

Also caught some nice crappie from several different places.
All fish were caught at spots with rocky bottom. Fished a few trees but all the keepers came from spots with a rocky bottom. Kept 9.

A lot of short fish and a lot of 10.25 inchers that I threw back. Also a bunch of large mouths.

The following are some from Wed. morning.

All fish caught on 1/8 ounce or 1/4 ounce jig heads with crazy angler jigs of various colors just off the bottom
6 - 15 fow. Plus all fish caught off of areas with rocky bottoms, slow retrieve and vertical jigging both methods produced fish.

Interesting the biggest was a white crappie 15 inches long. Two of the black crappie were 14 inches. The 15 inch white crappie and the 14 inch black crappie weighed the same. Those black crappie are thick.
Yep - the white crappie was a full inch longer than the black crappie but they weighed the same!
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#11809930 - 09/02/16 06:54 PM Re: Big Old Dam Fish [Re: papa peck]
uncle_bagster Offline
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That ole dam fish has probably caught more crappie than you have.

#11809932 - 09/02/16 06:57 PM Re: Big Old Dam Fish [Re: papa peck]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Nice fish. Good job. thumb

Side Note: Bet that Flathead fight was awesome. boxing

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#11810027 - 09/02/16 08:18 PM Re: Big Old Dam Fish [Re: papa peck]
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I saw the whole battle. Quite a show. Larry hung something in the same area that we never saw. Pretty heavy fish, got off after several min.

We quit at noon with 17 nice keepers plus many dinks.

Really a nice morning to fish. Saw Dutch also. He had a nice stringer as well.

Going again in the morning.
Ernest Paty

#11811213 - 09/03/16 07:08 PM Re: Big Old Dam Fish [Re: papa peck]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 2242
Loc: Black Dog, TX

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#11813774 - 09/05/16 07:14 PM Re: Big Old Dam Fish [Re: papa peck]
fakawi Offline

Registered: 05/26/09
Posts: 172
Loc: Corinth, Texas
I had the privilege of fishing next to these legends on Friday morning. I looked over it looked like Robert was hung up. About 10 mIn. later I glanced over again and his rod was still doubled over It was then I realized he had something big that had eaten his jig.
Nice job landing that monster by yourself and nice to meet you on the water.

#11816586 - 09/07/16 02:23 PM Re: Big Old Dam Fish [Re: papa peck]
sapalmer Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 583
Loc: Dallas
I love catching crappie....nothing better that catching a flathead when crappie fishing.


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