Catfish Angler Forum at USCA banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
You will find many flathead and channel cats in wisconsin rivers.

Flathead bait:

In spring use cut bait from carp, sheepshead or gills

Summer use live bait of blue gills or suckers

Channels bait:

Spring use Sonny's blood sink bait

Summer use Sonny's regular sink bait

This is the best advise I can give you for fishing in Wisconsin - Dont let anyone tell you there are no catfish other than channels - I can catch flathead over 20 pounds in Wisconsin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
I catch alot of flatheads ,besides hook an line I run bank poles ,off my land .Its a very effective way to catch catfish , its also very expensive , if you have to buy bait , which I do . I have never caught a flathead on any thing but live bait . I have heard some guys do ,but they are smaller fish . My biggest flathead to date is 33lbs , My brother caught a 47 in. 48lb'er. We do alot of catch and tag [DNR] and release . Wi . DNR just held state wide meetings on many wildlife concerns , stricter regulation on flatheads was a major issue. We shouldf know soon the outcome of these meetings .
Its a pleasure hearing from fellow Wisconsonites who like to fish jay jay
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
93 Posts
both of the questions had more yes votes........i have the numbers in an email but i'm to lazy to go get it lol....but both did well, we'll see what the DNR does now...as long as the closed season for the flats is catch and release only (which i believe it's supposed to be)....i'll be a happy camper
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top