Baits for Blues & Flatheads

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by ArmyCatfish, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. ArmyCatfish

    ArmyCatfish New Member

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    lookin for any advice on baits to use for Blues and Flatheads as well as any advice on methods for catchin them. any thing you can share will be much appriciated
     
  2. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Just try and catch anything that swims in the waters you fish. If you can get sunfish, they are usually the easiest to catch. Just get them and use them live or cut. Sunfish will work for both blues and flatheads. Also, if you can cast net some shad that's always a good option. Like I said, use whatever you can get hold of in your local waters and if it's fresh and bleeding/live it'll catch catfish. Just make sure you know your local laws and make sure what you're using is legal and you catching them using legal gear. Hope this helps some.
     

  3. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    I agree with the natural bait but I heard about using cheap stew meat with a lot of garlic on it so I thought i'd just try it on my jugs. It out caught the natural bait that day. May not next time. Haven't tried it again. LOL.
     
  4. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    skipjack , shad , bluegill !:eek:oooh:
     
  5. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    absolutely...my favorites.
     
  6. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    That my favorite. I have had my best luck on cut bait for blues. I would recomend live bait for flats.
     
  7. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    You were talking about fishing the Altamaha,
    there are few Blues in this river.
    in fact there should not be any Blue cats or Flatheads in the river at all.
    but they are and I guess there here to stay.
    that said,
    live or cut sunfish is the way to go for the bigger fish,
    for the smaller fish under 5 lbs go with large red worms, or pinks, and sometimes
    cut sunfish,LOL.