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Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing #13869935 06/03/19
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Big fish and an even bigger smile! Our daughter needed to do some work for friends last week, so Layne asked if he could go along to fish off their dock. Turned into a memorable fishing trip when he caught this 35# flathead on a rod & reel...with 8# test line! Can you tell he is just a little excited?! smile Big thanks to Grace, too, for her work on netting the fish. Layne also caught a 9# channel cat and a couple between 2-4#. He used a throw net to catch his own bait and was using live bait for the flathead and cut bait for the channel cat.

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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13870043 06/03/19
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Catch and release, or Catch and grease?


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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13870142 06/03/19
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This one turned into several meals for our family and some for our friends who own the lake, too. When we set limb lines on this lake (once or twice/year) we normally release the ones under 20#.


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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13870521 06/03/19
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So when one references a "pole", are we talking about a stick of cane with a given length of line affixed, or a rod and reel system?

Regardless, a good memory there.


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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13870636 06/03/19
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He was using a rod & reel. We usually try to set limb lines on this lake once or twice/year and have caught a few bigger ones that way, but this is by far the biggest we have hooked and landed on rod & reel.


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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13870936 06/03/19
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Congrats to the young man! Flatheads are the very best of the catfish in my opinion.


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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13871065 06/03/19
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Man, that is a lot of fish. Congratulations to Layne & Grace. Must have been quite a fight...things do get tense at the moment that net dips...:)


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Good deal especially when kids can make memories.

Back when I was in college a couple 12 year olds hit the mouth of Mary's River (Corvallis, Or) with their Zebco's and a some night crawlers. They landed about a 25lb Chinook and made the local papers with a pic. One can only imaging the panic and screaming that accompanied their first look at what was on the end.

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great catch


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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13873175 06/04/19
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that pic. makes me want to get the grease hot

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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13873222 06/04/19
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Proud_Dad,

Tell Layne that another dedicated fisherman said, "GREAT CATCH" & "CONGRADS"..


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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13873384 06/04/19
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Very Cool!!,that's a nice fish.

Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: 1minute] #13874876 06/05/19
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Originally Posted by 1minute
Good deal especially when kids can make memories.

Back when I was in college a couple 12 year olds hit the mouth of Mary's River (Corvallis, Or) with their Zebco's and a some night crawlers. They landed about a 25lb Chinook and made the local papers with a pic. One can only imaging the panic and screaming that accompanied their first look at what was on the end.



Thanks, guys. I shared your comments with Layne and that brought another smile...and a retelling of the story! smile

Can't begin to imagine the excitement of those two 12 year olds catching a salmon like that! Wouldn't that be fun to have on video?!


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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13877787 06/06/19
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Proud_Dad; All,

I'm NOT sure of this, as it came from an email that was forwarded to me by another TP&WD volunteer, but allegedly a 17YO male caught an OVER 8-pound RAINBOW TROUT at Southside Lion's Club Park's lake last Friday, just before dusk on a live minnow.

TP&WD stocks the "urban" lakes around here in the late Fall & Winter with about 12" hatchery-raised Rainbow Trout in the belief that the trout won't survive our south TX Summers but SOME few do survive & grow to TROPHY sizes.
(Fwiw, I've never even seen an 8-pound Rainbow, much less ever caught one, even after 6 decades of fishing.- Fwiw, I was quite pleased with catching an about 3 pound Rainbow on a flyrod/streamer fly, some 15 years ago, on a VA military post's lake.)

Fwiw, I asked "Nathan" (by email) to see if there is a photo of the BIG trout & if there is a photo to post it to the WWW.
(I do KNOW that there are some BIG fish in those urban ponds, as I actually saw a sub-teen girl catch an over 10# channel cat out of one of the lakes & on a PINK Zebco rod/reel, using worms for bait.).

yours, tex


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Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13878772 06/06/19
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Congratulations to the young man for his fine catch, that IS a nice Flathead.

I chased Blues on the James river for years, and would only occasionally catch a Flathead. He is 10# ahead of my best Flathead. And, I used gear appropriate for the large Blues, so I can imagine the pucker factor of that fight. He couldn't just horse it in, so he had to finesse that one just right.

Re: Layne's flathead caught while pole fishing [Re: Proud_Dad] #13881416 06/07/19
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I bet the lad had himself an unforgettable moment there that day on the lake.nice catch.


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Very nice fish. Congrats.


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