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Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna River Catfish => Topic started by: FM on January 07, 2019, 05:52:43 PM

Title: Chez Got One
Post by: FM on January 07, 2019, 05:52:43 PM
So our good friend Chez went out in the fierce winds yesterday 1/6/19 and had a pretty good outing. I started myself but turned around when it started raining. Anyway Chez hit a good spot and got some eyes some channel cats and his first North Branch Flathead. I wished him congrats. He actually has a decent pic of it and the characteristic head and tail shape is plainly visible. I think he will pop in soon and let us know how he caught it.
FM


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Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: chez on January 07, 2019, 06:07:27 PM
Thanks for posting the pics Dave.
No secret on catching him Dave.
I used what you have thought me threw the years.
My bait was a golden shiners half I had in the freezer.
I will say this,That fish fough twice as hard as a channel.
I wasent sure it was a flat at first but the more I looked I could see the difference. I am thrilled I landed one :D
Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: DRY on January 08, 2019, 09:35:29 AM
Flatheads do have a sleekness and a unique beauty all their own.  8)
The smaller ones are prettier; the larger ones get a little grotesque looking.
The several smaller ones that I have caught on jigs in the upper main stem did give me a tussle too.

Bill
Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: zeb on January 08, 2019, 11:58:03 AM
Gonna be a lot of new flathead fishermen this season including myself.
Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: johnfries7 on January 08, 2019, 09:24:54 PM
I know we have a lot of winter left, but im looking forward to spring, jf7
Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: shiver318 on January 09, 2019, 11:26:22 AM
Nice catch Chez, another fish for my bucket list!
Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: chez on January 11, 2019, 07:10:18 PM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: johnfries7 on January 11, 2019, 09:43:27 PM
I just might try to catch a flathead this year, I am a smallie nut but you can go and set up your spot in daylight then go down at night, build a fire cook whatever you want and soak in some booze. jf7
Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: johnfries7 on January 11, 2019, 09:53:53 PM
good to see that you got a cigar chez. jf7
Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: johnfries7 on January 12, 2019, 03:16:56 PM
good time to oil your reels. its brutal here, expecting ice soon jf7
Title: Re: Chez Got One
Post by: johnfries7 on January 14, 2019, 09:58:38 PM
today I walked down to the Schuylkill it was just 2 ft. over normal, we have storms coming this weekend, I want to fish but its tough here