Ochlocknee river Flat heads

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Ochlocknee river Flat heads

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My friends Donny, and rob and I all hit the Ochlocknee the other day with some live bait, monster hooks,125lb leader, and a stout grouper rod for Mr. Flathead! We got on the water around O-dark-hundred with our headlamps and a positive attitude(We had never tried to catch flatheads before) We all anchored up on a spot in the river and dropped our rods straight below us then waiting for a BUMPP! All our bait was GONE except for 2 baitfish due to pesky gar :smt011 So Donny drops down and a few minutes later...,"Guys, she just hit it!" All our eyes were on his reel as line came off the reel. He flipped the drag over and Fish on we drag her in and snap some pics. High fives all around :thumbup:

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Then it was my turn, so I drop down praying that a gar doesn't take it and low and behold I felt the signature thumppp(Feels just like a bull red) So I flip the Lever and waited for the circle hook to do its job. Then she found out what was going on and from there on out it was a balls to the walls tug-o-war! I Winched her off the logs and she emerged at the surface, only to unleash the power of the beast and head back down. lol But my angling skills conquered the behemoth and she was mine :smt007 :smt007

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Got off the water around midnight. Love it when a plan comes together!
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very nice! :thumbup:
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Ben, you never cease to amaze me. Nice catch!! I am going to send you a PM.

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Nice catch, dang good eatin right there!! :thumbup:
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How far up the river did you go? Nice fish! Lots of meat on one of them ;)
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Awesome!!
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My mom & stepdad live on that river...verry interesting.

I've caught some cats there, but none that big.

What kind of live bait?
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Nice!!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Boy....you can do it all! Catch any fish and write. Thanks for a good story and a fine picture.

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