I went to the city duck pond tonight to see if I could catch some small carp for flatheads tomorrow. I couldn't catch any small enough, but I somehow managed to hook and land this 28 lb. flathead. It took more patience than I though I had, but I finally got him to shore with my little medium action rod with 8 lb. test. Somehow, the small hook snagged him in the base of the tail. Not how I like to catch them, but still worthy of a picture. A tail hooked flathead, on light tackle, makes for a LONG battle. Sorry for the house in the background, but I thought he deserved better then to live in that cesspool of a pond, destined to be taken out with the garbage when some kid catches him on chicken liver. So, I rushed him home and put him in my largest pond. I think he'll be much happier there.
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