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Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by richmondherperman, Oct 23, 2008.
In a river what do you think is the best bottom for flatheads.
Flats like some cover for ambush points. Whether ii is log jams, a fallen tree, or stumps. Even short but tall points or rocks or any other structure that will give them an advantage point for an attack on an unsuspecting prey is what they look for. It won't matter if it is a grassy bottom or a mud bottom.
Any bottom youre guaranteed to get hung up in every other cast seems about right.
I agree with Mike. This time of year find the deepest spot you can find.
I've had allot of success fishing the edges of revetment slabs. These are concrete slabs laid down on river banks to prevent errosion. The current erodes and washes out areas in the banks where they stop which creates cavities at the bottoms of these super structures. These are the homes of BIG flathead.
Hard bottom, my friend!
Rocks, wood, gravel, or concrete.
I fish a shallow river that you can wade across in some places. I like to float live bluegill or creek chubs down the riffles under a cat bobber. Can be very productive at times.:wink:
IMO, when they're active, moving and feeding, like when the river's on a rise, you'll catch them on all kinds of bottom.........
If you're going hunting for them, logjams or other structure like that is where they'll be.