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Old 07-10-2011, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My BIL sent me this pic of his Son who caught this cat out of the DuPage.
It seems awfully big for a 'Duper fish, but since his Son lives right by the river I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.



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Old 07-10-2011, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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atsa big 'un. I'm betting that's the south end of the river? It'd be a dam all by itself on some spots up north.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome cat! Up in Winfield it's back would dry out. Has to be pretty far south.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome cat! Up in Winfield it's back would dry out. Has to be pretty far south.
The guy lives way down South by Will county.

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Old 07-11-2011, 11:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very nice Flattie!
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Does your BIL sell insurance for Geico?
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks like he hogged (pulled it out of a hole by hand) it; never had the stones to attempt that! I'll take mine by rod and reel thank you. Nice flatcat for a small river none the less!
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Even in the south stretches of the Duper, there are few very spots where a giant like this could seek shelter. This is also the first report I have ever heard of any Flatheads in the Duper, and its obviously been around a while! Buuuut then again... I never would have believed a Musky to be caught in the Duper, if I didnt see it with my own eyes. (last spring)


My guess, is somewhere around Channahon where the Kanankee, Des Plaines, and Dupage all meet. For as low as that water looks, it seems pretty stained for the Dupage.

Regardless of where it was caught, that is a heckuva fish!
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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can you repost this photo please?
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