Paul Gates

53.0 lb. Flathead Catfish caught by Paul Gates fishing in Kansas on 05/13/09

Posted by Paul Gates over 11 years ago

Flathead Catfish
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68.0" / 53.0 lb. Flathead Catfish caught by Paul Gates fishing on Wednesday May 13, 2009 at 09:16 near Independence in Montgomery County, Kansas (KS), United States North America using a 12 to 14 large Sod worms on a 8/0 SS hook a Worm

Fishing with river bank to bank full, on east side of river, using sod worms we dug ourselves. When they rebuilt dam, they packed in old trees adn logs at the end where the water back eddies into the bank and back towards the dam. We fished those log jams after cutting and fighting our way back into where we wanted to be. We used 10 to 12oz. of weight to stay in where we wanted and rigged using a flathead rig with the weight aprox 12-14" below the barrell swivell and an 8/o hook tied on another leader made of the same mono we used on the reel, it being aprox 8-10" long. We baited with a large ball of worms and just dropped the bait right below the logs right against the shore. We caught several more weighting from 10-30lbs and several channell weighting up to 22lbs. We have had lots of water to fill the rivers and lakes and it has pretty much ruined the crappie fishing for the spring...again..this is the 2nd year in a row for that. We did get to catch afew earlier, but not the big 3-4lbs slabs that we usually catch. Will try to get some pictures downloaded and posted to show you all what Kansas fishing is really like....A big kept seceret!!! Good luck and as always...Enjoy!!!!!

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Bob Kirkpatrick

now thats cat fishing

Posted by Bob Kirkpatrick over 10 years ago

Bill Woods

NICE CAT

Posted by Bill Woods Expert Member over 11 years ago

John A Wright

hog

Posted by John A Wright Elite Member over 11 years ago

Todd Harris

yep

Posted by Todd Harris Elite Member over 11 years ago

THE  HAMMER

SHOULD OF HAD A PIC OF THIS BABY. LOVE TO SEE IT.

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

now thats a hog, my buddy caught a big blue cat the other day 70 pounds he is posted on hooked-in you should check it out, look under tony floyd or todd harris

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

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