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Old 10-21-2008, 05:37 PM
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It's been a while, but here is the Flathead Cat I caught back in the spring.
It's kinda funny how I landed this big ugly mug. It was around 1:30 (pm), and I figured I would go fishing for an hour or so before I had to go to work. There is a lake in Iowa Park, called Lake Gordon (about 5 miles west of Wichita Falls on HWY 287). It's a small lake, but what the heck, I just wanted to get out. I was using one of my favorites. A Bomber Shad crankbait. I was there till about 2:30. Almost time to head to work. Our yard is not 15 minutes from this lake. I figured I would cast a couple more times, and then head out. My last cast, it felt like I got hung up. I pulled back, and all of a sudden, my line just took off. It felt like forever, but it probably took 5 minutes to land him. I called the Parks, and Wildlife, and described it to the guys, and they said that it sounded like a lake record. I hauled butt all the way back into town. Weighed, and measured. After getting all that done, I called my dad to see if he wanted to clean it for me, since I had to head for work. He was running errands, so I called one of the guys I work with, and he took it. I got to work just in time.

It weighed 22.5 lbs, and 34.6 inches long.

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Old 10-21-2008, 06:40 PM
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Da ZAM! What a cat!!! Was it the lake record??
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:12 PM
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Yes, it was a lake record.
It's the biggest dern thing I ever caught. The whole time, while I was reeling him in, I kept thinking, "what in the world is this?!" I was kinda half scared.
When I got him close enough to the bank, I could see him, and the size of his head, it took me a second to realize what it was.
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I love to fish but I haven't done it in so long! My oldest daughter loves it, too. I've never taken the others. That would have been something that she and I would have loved to see! It was a good looking fish, that's for sure! I bet it was a little scary! I have never caught anything really big like that!
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Great catch Wabbit! :smokin:
The stories are the best part,
and you are allowed to embellish this, as the years go by! :thumbsup:

You will get a kick out of Fredog's thread on "rednecks noodling."
http://www.classadrivers.com/forum/a...o-fishing.html
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:15 AM
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:lol: I just watched that video again, and had to laugh my ass off.
I just noticed, the second redneck came up with his catfish, and still had his hat and sunglasses on. Too funny! :block:
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Thank you, roadhog. It was something!

I've not seen that video, but I've seen others like it. I may be wrong here, but Oklahoma might be the only state that still allows Noodling. Those Noodling guys are crazy! Aint no way I'd do that!
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