Report from Rob Dickerson
It was a rough day with 15 mph winds blowing against current in 64 degree waters. It was raining and we had no bait to start the trip with.
Me and Tyler Dickerson got lucky on the first throw with the cast net and caught about 30 shad around 4 inches long. I tried for probably two more throws after that and only caught baby shad so we went to set up on the first hole. On the way I hit a school of good size shad for bait. The first spot we fished didn’t produce a single bite.
After that we moved to one of my favorite spots on the Kanawha River where I caught my PB flathead. It weighed 56 pounds and I caught it over 8 years ago with my dad. And on this trip it landed us this big flathead in the photo you see below.
Kanawha river wv and his name is Tyler Dickerson
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New Illinois State flathead record!
81.45 out of Lake Sangchris
Caught by: Jim Klauzer
After certification the fish was released back into the lake
For more records check out our Hall of Fame room for Flathead record holders.
While the flatheads have been sleeping we have been hunting blue cats
The Spawn is Among Us.
Below is a map of the areas that may be experiencing the highest numbers of spawning fish with green being full spawn and burgundy still slightly in pre spawn.