At what water temp. do flatheads shut down for the winter?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by tuscan toadfish, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. tuscan toadfish

    tuscan toadfish Active Member

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    I want to try High Rock Lake, NC for flatheads again but I didn't know if they were still biting. I heard in the winter flatheads all but shut down. I fished Badin Lake monday and the water temp was 50 degrees. At what water temperature does the flathead bite drop off?
     
  2. greg

    greg USCA - STAFF Staff Member Supporting Member

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    50 is about the outside of flathead activity, any lower than 50 they will become more sluggish. even at 50 you will have to get your bait real close to them. Good luck