I was at Sherman Reservoir again this last weekend and was witness to yet another Nebraska giant flathead. I was trolling on Sunday afternoon and trolled near a boat where the fight of a lifetime was on. They turned out to be friends with a guy I met earlier in the summer who was fishing by himself and needed a hand with photos of his PB walleye. Just like their buddy Travis, niether of these guys had a camera, so after they landed the fish I boarded their boat to help with pictures.
I had my soft tape measure with me this time and was able to get a girth measurement along with a length measurement this time. It hit the tape at 51 inches long and had a girth of 33.5 inches. The fish was released after measurements and pictures. Congrats TJ!!
I can’t leave out another PB flathead that was caught at Sherman over the weekend. My cousin Joe and Uncle Jim joined me on Friday night for a little bit of night trolling for walleyes. Just a few minutes before lightening chased us off the lake Jake’s 12 ft trolling rod layed back and started peeling line off. A short time later I netted Joe’s biggest fish of his life. It measured 38 inches and had a 23 inch girth and weighed 22.6#’s on a digital scale. He was very happy to say the least. Congrats Joe!!