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best day or night of fishing??

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Another post about moon phases got me thinking about this one..and since Flathunter is BORED out of his mind and wants to hit the ole river bank for flatheads with a bucket full of live gills, two rods and a chair(lol;) )..BUT cant because the water temps right now are just above freezin and those big old flatheads are snuggled up with each other and covered over with silt..we'll just TALK about it for now..ok Jack?;) :p
I'd say some of my best ever days fishing have been when a fishing partner Dave and I hit 17 flatheads 17-30 lbs.(small ones:rolleyes: ) in one night..and lost some to the trees.
Other trips have been below a certain dam on the Ohio R. where we have caught over 100 fish a pcs. 12 species in one day..and did this for two to three days in a row during spring many years.
Another one comes to mind...a few years ago my other fishing partner Jake and i bought these 11ft light action Euro rods for throwing light jigs to skipjack herring..we hit a small feeder creek of the Ohio R. and the water level was high in the main river and in this creek, but the creek was crystal clear. It was spring and we had in front of us a school of whitebass that had to number in the 1000's? We were throwing a dbl. rig and catching two WB that would go from 1lb to 2 1/4 lbs..plus about every 15th cast would connect with a hybrid of 1-4 lbs that was running with the WB schools...we set on them for almost 6hrs..releasing ALL of them of course...Jake couldnt lift his arm over his head for 3 days...lol..great memories.
This past year, topped my best fishing days ever..thats because i took both my boys out and started them stream wadin...they both had a blast, learned how to to catch & release some great fish and hopefully sparked a desire to want to fish next year too(they both said..YES with ear to ear grins!!)
Lets hear your guys stories!!
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Well now let me think a bit.....OK

My Best Day Flathead fishing was this year, I fished a total of 5-minutes before I caught my 50-lber
I did not even have my second pole in the water when the big fish hit, and it was broad daylight at that!!!!

Numbers wise on Big Flatheads, it was many years ago. I caught 4-Flats over 20-bs, with Big Fish of 40-lb
My partner for the night also landed 2-flats over 15-lbs.

In years past most of my Flatheading was in a Creek, that just did not hold alot of Flats per hole, so a couple of decent fish per night was considered good.

I am concentrating on a medium size River now, so hopefully in the not to distant future, I can have one of those great nights
both on size and numbers of fish!

Channel Cats was a few years ago, I was fishing a small lake after a heavy rain in the spring, and I could not even fish two rods they were hitting so fast..Probably caught and released over 30-channels between 2 and 6-lbs, in just a few hrs.

In 2001 I caught around 20 channels, in one day on a creek in mid november

The most Flatheads I ever caught in one night was probably a dozen, but they were small nothing over 15-lbs

White bass my best day was appx 18 fish, "I just started fishing for them".

Carp I had a decent day a few years ago, when I caught 8 or 9 fish over 10-lbs, with big fish of 18-lb

99 percent of my fishing has been for Catfish, so I just dont have any good days for other species to report!
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I really enjoy the memories of my Son catching fish also..He caught his first flat in 1999, just a small 5-lb...Next year he caught a 16-lb..Then he discovered girls and has not caught many since:(
I forgot about this trip, late July 2000, my son caught most of these in a couple hrs, we released a few others stringer was full.
Agin this was before girls

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Just now January, you did have to remind me:( But just think two monthes till march:D
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