#1 Flathead Catfish Baits

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Flamekeeper, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    I know everybody talks about their favorite flathead baits, here's mine.

    I haven't used a bull head yet! Plan on it asap.

    anybody have special techniques they can share with others on how to use these baits, as well as other baits?


    I use a weighted slip float rig 99.9% of the time fishing bottom to top.

    I have here what I would use.4-5" bluegills, goldfish, creek chubs.:big_smile: one of them get the job done every time:wink:.

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    Oh I almost forgot,,I like the goldfish to have a little white in them ,,seems to draw more attention.
     

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  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Good looking baits you posted! I like all the above except I like the gills/goldfish hand sized or bigger. I know big baits don't always mean big fish but I still go as big as I can.
    I had a 4# Flattie eat a larger than my hand gill last week with no problem.:eek:oooh:
    I fish bottom in rivers and kat-bobbers in lakes.:cool2:
     

  3. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    You know John,,I've used the bigger baits and still do sometimes, But I get more fish, Big ones too!, with these size baits up to 6",as you said I myself caught a 14" flaty on a hand size bluegill, he didn't even get it halfway down LOL..

    They can eat a prey 1/3 their size I hear.
     
  4. upncomincatfishking

    upncomincatfishking New Member

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    i agree i like these baits as well but i have tothrow in israeli carps and crappie.
     
  5. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I like the bullheads about 6"-8". Use them on a big kat bobber float and hook them behind the dorsal fin. 8/0-10/0 hook.

    I will use green sunfish, redbelly perch, chubs and crawdads(big ones).
     
  6. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    If I was gonna fish live bait for flatheads, those would be my choices...I have seen some mighty big fish caught on small live baits.

    But I dont fish live baits for flatheads:big_smile:
     
  7. calogan

    calogan New Member

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    Anyone ever use Leopard Frogs for bait? I have a bunch in my yard, but don’t know how to use them, or if Flatheads even bite on them:confused2:
     
  8. sattv

    sattv New Member

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    THEY ARE THE BOMB !!!!:cool2:
     
  9. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Kenny, I'm in agreement with you on the size; as has been articulated on this site, 'credit card sized' gills are perfectly sized (you're fishin for big channels too). The bigger ones I like to eat too!