bottem or top

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by slikk03, May 4, 2009.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i put this up last night, and im wandering , how many people bottem fish vs slip foats susspeded, its a poll,
     
  2. Bomberman

    Bomberman New Member

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  3. Rohaus

    Rohaus Well-Known Member

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  4. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    bottom most of time but will use bobber at times any way to hook up!!!!:big_smile:
     
  5. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    well john you dont half to anser, lol, we talked for hours about floats.lol, , i wish they sold the around here, id half to order them, any idea how far off the bottem u want to be,if your fishing around heavy current, also i think them lite up ones at walmart would work, with no weght around lakes, im going to try that at four foot on a poll this weekend, untill i buy some slip floats
     
  6. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Dont forget you can make your own kat bobbers!:cool2:
     
  7. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    if i new how i would john
     
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    varmint_sniper New Member

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  9. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Jake....I explained that last night in a P.M......I thought:confused2:
     
  10. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Both.
    It just depends on the Flatties moods. I usually keep a pole rigged with a kat-bobber to use every trip. Their behavior is different every night, day, time, body of water, season, weather, etc. so I change techniques and baits often. I'll never fully understand them but I'm gonna keep on trying.:cool2:
     
  11. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    good i like thees awsers, lets keep this going
     
  12. sscharlie

    sscharlie Well-Known Member

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    I use both methods at the same time. 1 pole each
     
  13. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    SO far I have always been a "bottom" man :wink:,

    but I'm thinking I should expand my strategies.
     
  14. catfishguy

    catfishguy New Member

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    Mainly bottom. If you fish rivers, the current makes using bobbers a challenge. Sometimes I will cast as far up river as I can and let my live bait float underneath my bobber. That's if the river current is not very fast. Usually though, it's bottom fishing for me. I use the sinker slides made by Team Catfish or no roll sinkers.
     
  15. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    ME TOO...Them baby's everywhere and cant make up me mind (LOL):cool2:
     
  16. tnvol

    tnvol New Member

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    I'm on the bottom most of the time. Sometimes I will fish with a float in shallow water with livebait but I do most of my catfishing on bottom.
     
  17. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I fish off the bottom. I have wondered though how often it would have benefitted me more to flaot the bait...how often do flatheads suspend themselves is the question?
     
  18. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    WELL THEY SHOULD DO A POLL, ON THE BOC AND SEE WHO GETS MORE FISH, FLAMEKEPER HAS AMAZING LUCK WITH THEM, SO DOES JOHN, IM GOING TO GET SOME BUT NOT NOW MABY THIS FALL
     
  19. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    I use both methods..Of coarse during the summer time in lakes that stratify the fish will be suspended so a float is necessary..