Big Flathead From a Small River

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by Meller, May 21, 2009.

  1. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    My dad and I pulled this guy out yesterday morning 54 lb

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  2. Ghost Hunter

    Ghost Hunter Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2003

  3. mobiggerbucks

    mobiggerbucks New Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    lake of the ozarks
    OK................ what river and how far from a big river was it ?
     
  4. hillbilly

    hillbilly Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Fulton Mo
  5. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Cant tell you what river it is but its probably 25 miles from the missouri river by water.
     
  6. Bricky

    Bricky Active Member

    Jul 11, 2003
    Bonne Terre Mo.
    thats a dandy

    how and what on :cheers:
     
  7. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    mexico,mo.
  8. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    trotline, using bluegill
     
  9. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    Must be running up to spawn, good catch :claphands:
     
  10. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    yea she had alot of eggs but I dont think they were ready yet
     
  11. mobiggerbucks

    mobiggerbucks New Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    lake of the ozarks
    Not wanting to get your fishen spot , just trying to learn a little bit . How wide and deep was the river , on average ? The middle fork of the chariton is still wild from salisbury on down . I have often thought it could hold fish like that .
     
  12. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    mexico,mo.
    yep to me some of the best flatheadin is in the small creeks on the run up to spawn
     
  13. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Its probably 10+ feet deep in the better holes, and probably 75-100 ft wide in parts.
     
  14. VERY nice flatty!! I wish I was going to be on the river:boohoo:
     
  15. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    look for steep mud banks, mud bottom at least 6 ft deep. No Gravel. We use throwlines PVC poles, and limblines

    A Throwline is basically a mini troline. They work great on small rivers. It is anchored to a flexible root or limb at the surface and weighted on the other end with a milk jug full of concrete.

    The ones we make are about 25-30 feet long 6 hooks staged every 30 inches or so, on about 14" leaders. Starting about 5 feet from the bank, and leaving at least 5 feet for the weight at the end.
     
  16. seth_turner_04

    seth_turner_04 Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    Owensville, MO
    The fish is dead and gone so what's to hide about this super secret spot. :roll2:
     
  17. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    :cheers: Great fish. I wouldn't share secrets about a small body of water either. :cheers:

    Hope we catch one comparable this coming week at the Roundup!

    Parker
     
  18. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ozarks
    :thinking: Lamine,Blackwater,Petite Saline Creek,Chariton.I'm still :thinking:

    oneshot
    :D The Big Grin knows there is many more there.
     
  19. Squatch

    Squatch New Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Barnhart, Mo
    Nice fish, wouldn't mind finding a few like that this summer
     
  20. SHEDHEAD

    SHEDHEAD Active Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Seen alot of bigguns like that come off the Moroau(sp?) down in Moniteau and Cole countys.

    And it's a fairly small river/creek.