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« on: May 31, 2018, 12:03:22 PM »
High, muddy. fast water and full moon have the smallmouth confused. Makes my job tough.
Only 2 smallies today



But this little 13" beauty hit one of my river darters. This is a flathead catfish. At least 10 miles from the confluence with the Susquehanna and not that far from the trout waters of this wonderful trib.





I'm anxiously awaiting snakeheads next... ;)  :)

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Re: Surprise!!
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 01:17:10 PM »
That's a nice little cat fish. 

My son wants to go catch a snake head, I don't think there are any near Harrisburg, looks like Philly is the closest.

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 02:38:05 PM »
That's a nice little cat fish. 

My son wants to go catch a snake head, I don't think there are any near Harrisburg, looks like Philly is the closest.

This is my second flathead. The other was an 8-10 pounder that hit a tube near Sunbury PA on the Susquehanna River.

Snakeheads have been caught in the Delaware, Potomac and on the Susquehanna flats area.

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Re: Surprise!!
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 08:14:55 PM »
Those things are real invaders. I'm surprised too! that is their nature. I have read about chasing them in small steams and rivers, I didn't expect it until they had established in the river though. I don't suppose that you released it?
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 08:31:14 PM »
...I don't suppose that you released it?
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It was released.

I don't eat any fish from PA waters.

I do not believe that sport fishermen can put a dent in the population of any species by destroying the ones they catch.

I believe nature will eventually work things out...even though man may sometimes shift the balance.

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 09:16:56 PM »
Well I'm happy that you did. I think you have a rational assessment of the situation. Beautiful fish. Smallest one I have ever seen, prettier than the adults.
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Re: Surprise!!
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 10:49:29 PM »
High, muddy. fast water and full moon have the smallmouth confused. Makes my job tough.
Only 2 smallies today

Just an FYI, the river water level and color has been good since Sunday and the post spawn female bass are feeding heavly above the closure area.  I can't figure out myself where all the chocolate milk is comming from on Penns Creek.  You would think it has to turn green sometime soon.

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Re: Surprise!!
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 07:11:27 AM »
Love that Flathead pic.
Thanks 4 posting.
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2018, 08:40:47 AM »
That's crazy!! Thanks for posting! Flatties have been our go to fish this time of the year on the Juni. They have been a pleasant bonus plus they are great eating. The bigger the fish the better they taste.

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