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#12841660 - 07/25/18 03:22 PM Some Fork Flathead
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Registered: 08/03/04
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
I hit my 100th brushpile goal I set for myself and now that I have my crappie spots all finished up until winter I am using this slow time of crappie guiding to search for the elusive flathead. I am spendiing a stupid amount of time trapping, netting and catching giant bluegill everyday hoping I stumble on a real giant. These are just a warm up (44 and 45lbs) but I'll keep updating my pics as the fish roll in.

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#12841799 - 07/25/18 04:49 PM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Registered: 01/22/17
Posts: 1089
Loc: SW Texas
Nice! thumb

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#12841837 - 07/25/18 05:14 PM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3229
Loc: Paris Texas
Cool , thanks for sharing . Are you catching them on rod n reel

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#12841869 - 07/25/18 05:39 PM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Not on rod and reel. Trotline. I have a friend that tried to rod and reel them and hasn’t had a flathead over 30 in 2 years of fishing. There are giants here you just have to cover a lot of water with a lot of hooks.

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#12842006 - 07/25/18 07:21 PM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
Wife caught a 10# the other day,...broke her rod, and made a slime mess in my net... pollo

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#12842292 - 07/25/18 10:52 PM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Nice fish. thumb
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#12843491 - 07/26/18 09:10 PM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Registered: 06/03/10
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
Cameron,
You need to check out my- Lynn's Catfish Calendar, especially if you are setting trotlines for Yellows. It assists by letting you know when they will roam & feed. If you are catching them on it all the time (especially on a specific area of hooks), then chances are that your lines (or a portion) are set on a path (or what some call a trail). See the June or July post to access more info on that.
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#12843514 - 07/26/18 09:26 PM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Forgot to add that you would be amazed as to how many use the calendar since I got on TFF. July calendar currently has over 500 hits.

Currently, I too am trying to catch one I nicknamed "The Giant", a big Yellow I estimated at about 115#. However, after my encounter with it on Saturday late afternoon May 5th (Cico de Mayo), 2018, I might need to amend that somewhere between 115 to 150#. While I have never seen it, one of my students is the only one who has.

Since I do not have the 14' MonArk up & running, I may have to rig up the new Alumacraft 12 footer with a side pontoon to make sure "The Giant" does not roll the boat over. Had it not broke the leader, I might have found out if it could turn the boat over. If I can get the rig set up, and Lake Limestone does not get too low before I get back, I just may catch it before the Fall.
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#12843645 - 07/27/18 12:24 AM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Nice
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#12844353 - 07/27/18 03:10 PM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Registered: 09/27/17
Posts: 148
Loc: Bedford (DFW), TX
dang, excellent fish banana
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#12845131 - 07/28/18 09:10 AM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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Registered: 01/26/03
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Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Nice fish! Thanks for sharing.

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#12846863 - 07/30/18 09:47 AM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Catfish Lynn]
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Registered: 06/03/10
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Originally Posted By: Catfish Lynn
Forgot to add that you would be amazed as to how many use the calendar since I got on TFF. July calendar currently has over 500 hits.

Currently, I too am trying to catch one I nicknamed "The Giant", a big Yellow I estimated at about 115#. However, after my encounter with it on Saturday late afternoon May 5th (Cico de Mayo), 2018, I might need to amend that somewhere between 115 to 150#. While I have never seen it, one of my students is the only one who has.

Since I do not have the 14' MonArk up & running, I may have to rig up the new Alumacraft 12 footer with a side pontoon to make sure "The Giant" does not roll the boat over. Had it not broke the leader, I might have found out if it could turn the boat over. If I can get the rig set up, and Lake Limestone does not get too low before I get back, I just may catch it before the Fall.


If you got the lead on a 100+ Flathead, I'll bring my Bluewave just so you can catch it. He won't roll that.
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#12847784 - 07/30/18 11:22 PM Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron]
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I was not planning on highjacking this thread, as I want Cameron to keep posting pics & updates. So I'll start a thread on "The Giant".
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