Are leeches the best flathead catfish bait?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by bigzadams, May 14, 2009.

  1. bigzadams

    bigzadams New Member

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    IF NOT WHAT IS
     
  2. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    IMHO anything that swims in the waters your fishing is what the flats eat as they are used to eating them.
     

  3. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    In my opinion....( live) bluegills
     
  4. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    [i posted this on another thread also]

    FYI:

    Excerpt from "Fishing For Catfish", by Keith Sutton:

    "A study conducted in Georgia's Flint River......Researcher Steve Quinn examined stomach contents of flathead catfish from the river. He found flatheads less than 12 inches long fed primarily on invertebrates, mostly crawfish. Flatheads between 12 and 24 inches subsisted almost entirely on crayfish.In flatheads greater than 24 inches, the diet was 96 percent fish by weight, primarily gizzard shad, sunfish, suckers, and other catfish."
     
  5. ncriverrat

    ncriverrat New Member

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    best baits for flatheads are live bream eating size ones preferably!!!!!!