Week 10: Lunker Quest for Carp Chaser Created: Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:22 Default: No

1. Flathead Catfish


What a challenge! Spent the majority of the week carp fishing. Caught a bunch 8 pounds and under, one was 1/4" under the 26" mark. Time was running down so we had to go for the big guns. Saturday night a thunderstorm came through and I thought that would turn the bite off. A few hours later things picked up. Had a missed bite and then my bell was ringing again, same rod. Set into a heavy weight moving slowly. After a short fight a mud cat was in the net. A really nice sight and relief! Hard to get a photo showing the fish and yard stick together in the dark but we measured 26.5".


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Graceclaw's picture

Our stories were flipped this week - I spent 6.5 hrs fishing for Flathead on Thursday night (6 rods between 3 people and 0 bites), and pulled a carp at the last minute instead. Glad you found the mudcat!

vanner's picture

Flatheads deserve so much respect.  Great to see such a ROUGH ending to your epic summer contest.