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flathunter defeats H20 Mellon, Lots of pics!

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by flathunter, May 30, 2005.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Well our 3 day fishing extravaganza turned into just a 2 day trip..I got Lucky and won the event..I outfished Bryan 3 to 1...My big fish was a 14-lb flat, I also caught a 2-lb flat, and the biggest drum I have ever caught...Bryan landed an 8-lb flat..All fish were caught on goldfish, even the drum..Also every thing was caught on 8/0 gama circle hooks..Had a good time Bryan, thanks for supplying all the bait!...Bryan caught the first fish, and quickly proclaimed that he was gonna kick my arse in this contest..That was also his last fish..I was getting a little worried that I may get skunked because it has been a very slow week on the water.

    My 14-lb flathead


    Me with a drum


    Bryan with an 8-lb flat


    My rods, just waiting on a fish!


    Bryan getting ready to fish


    The scioto river!

  2. bill_gfish

    bill_gfish Well, Gee Whiz!

    nice fish guys. Hey Mellon, you didn't get scared and run home to mommy by chance. I wish I was catfishing this weekend but my pal doesn't return my pm's. He prob. got skunked at a paylake last night. Ya didn't get your big one but ya did catch flats so this spot has potential. Is this a new spot for ya?


  3. I knew you would smoke old HO2, ;) he just hasn't put in the years of pain and suffering that you need to be a first rate catter. Heck wasn't all that long ago he'd all but given up on cattin. Sure he caught a couple nice fish this year, but h@ll that was a flash in the pan. Kinda like catchin a musky on the first cast or a nice wiper :B while gettin a birds nest out of your reel. :T
    And we all know those stories, I just like to hear THE REST OF THE STORY. You know THE TRUTH.

    Riverman forever, Laker never :D

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  4. So what do you win? Does H2omellon have to make breakfest or what. Oh, I know he has to carry all the equipment next time.
  5. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    Great looking fish guys... just wait till I get a picture of the fish I caught tonight up :D
  6. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic

    Good those last 2 pictures with the sky reflected in the water.
  7. WLB

    WLB Northern Ohio Fisherman

    Nice sheephead! :D Great pics guys, I hope you don't mind I borrowed that last one for some desktop wallpaper!
  8. catking

    catking Banned

    I knew my old buddy Jackson wouldn't let a Melon Head win out ..... :D Good for you guys !!!.......... And this big cat aint a biting sliprig.. :D so keep on trollin them rivers............ :rolleyes: ............ :D
  9. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Bill, I have fished this spot for years, caught alot of flats there, just not many big ones..The only thing I won was braggin rights!..LOL!
  10. Cat Mazter

    Cat Mazter Pro Catfisherman

    Nice fish Guys, Pictures looked great. Looks like you both had a great time, Looks Like Flathunter is the Man now ! :D
  11. Nice pics Jack I knew you would win ;)
  12. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic

    Melon had a shot, but when he went commercial with his guide service :rolleyes: he caught the jinx....... :eek:
  13. T-Man

    T-Man Outdoors Man

    I'm glad you guys had a good time! :D
  14. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Bryan will be home sometime today, ask him about saying he was gonna kick my arse in the event!!!!.LOL
  15. cant wait till saturday to hear all the details.
  16. and by the way guys ...nice fish
  17. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    The rest of the story:

    I hooked into a BIG fish, it was bending my Big Cat rod like you wouldnt beleive. Jack was real excited & ready w/ the net, then CRACK! My Big Cat Rod Broke In Two! This fish had to be 40#. I fished the rest of the night w/ my #3 rod, a Big Cat w/ a Rhino Bait Sensor reel. Jack did win, I will give him that, but I was down to 1 rod. I also lost ANOTHER fish, no where near as big.

    I brought $80 worth of Goldfish, my 12volt battery died about 45 min from the cabin, I stopped in a 24 Hour KMART bought another 12volt battery for $20. So, I've got $100 in the bait now, it was a HUGE pain keeping those things alive. I have a few left, I think some got loose in our creek (where I was keeping them when I was not driving or fishing).

    We've had this trip planned for months, the weather did not cooperate at all. Sat night was probally the worst time fishing Jack & I have ahd together. We got aggravted & left @ 10PM. Funny thing is we had at least two runs from 9:55PM to 10PM, but were so mad , we still left. We started fishing the "Death Drop" early this year, then moved to a place I'm now calling "Rock Cliff" then we moved from "Rock Cliff" to the "Death Drop" -The more things chance the more they stay the same!!!!!

    We had a good time Sunday. I was so tired, spent all day shoveling gravel, mixing concrete, digging holes, etc.... It stunk! It was good to get out w/ Jack. I wish we got have gotten some bigger fish though. We will get a 30+ from that spot this year though. I've lost 2 BIG fish in the last 2 weeks. I dont want to think about how big, but this one Sunday night felt very big.

    Here is the pic Jack must have forgotten to post!! What a beast!, but I guess it did count. :mad:

  18. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    Wow, a fish broke a rod, that's pretty darn cool!
  19. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Bryan, I am going back to that spot at midnight with fresh shad.
  20. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    Dang man, I hope it produces. I think it will too.