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Some Fork Flathead #12841660
07/25/18 08:22 PM
07/25/18 08:22 PM
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Lake Fork, Texas
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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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Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12841799
07/25/18 09:49 PM
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Nice! thumb

Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12841837
07/25/18 10:14 PM
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Cool , thanks for sharing . Are you catching them on rod n reel

Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12841869
07/25/18 10:39 PM
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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.

Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12842006
07/26/18 12:21 AM
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NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
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Wife caught a 10# the other day,...broke her rod, and made a slime mess in my net... pollo

Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12842292
07/26/18 03:52 AM
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Universal City Tx.
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Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12843491
07/27/18 02:10 AM
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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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Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12843514
07/27/18 02:26 AM
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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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Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12843645
07/27/18 05:24 AM
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Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12844353
07/27/18 08:10 PM
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dang, excellent fish banana


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Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12845131
07/28/18 02:10 PM
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Nice fish! Thanks for sharing.

Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Catfish Lynn] #12846863
07/30/18 02:47 PM
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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.


Re: Some Fork Flathead [Re: Cameron] #12847784
07/31/18 04:22 AM
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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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