Bait of choice

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by OHFishmanB, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. OHFishmanB

    OHFishmanB New Member

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
    What is everyone's bait of choice in the Ohio River for big flatheads? I have had great luck in lakes around my area on huge warmouth bluegill, but can't seem to catch the flathead on them in the river. I usually use them between 8-11 inches.
     
  2. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Evansville
    I have good luck with bluegill for flats and cut shad for blues.
     

  3. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    Willow Woo
    I use bluegills and goldfish for flats and cut shad for channels although I caught a small blue last sat night on a 6" goldfish drifting in the Ohio river.
     
  4. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    columbus, Ohio
    hey man i have yet to fish the ohio river but i hear a lot of guys useing skipjack. and a lot of cut bait. i would say live bait is the best. good luck in the future dude.
     
  5. tcba1987

    tcba1987 New Member

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    Dennison, Ohio
    cut shad for channels and live creek chubs for flatties
     
  6. M.Magis

    M.Magis Member

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    SE Ohio
    Bait doesn't matter if your not fishing where they're at. If a flathead comes across a warmouth, it will eat it as soon as anything else. Changing baits isn't going to help, but changing locations may.
     
  7. Bengalfan79

    Bengalfan79 New Member

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    State:
    Alexandria, KY(CincyArea)
    I caught 2 flatties the other night on the river on cut shad. They both probably had a combined weight of 7 or 8 pounds (lol). I considered that to be unusual. I have been doing well on shad for the blues and channel and bluegill heads for flatties. I havent been using them but I think the good ol night crawler is making a return. I have been hearing of a lot of good fish being taken on the worm. Good luck!