Catching my first Flathead Catfish.

Discussion in 'GEORGIA RIVERS TALK' started by goshawk, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. goshawk

    goshawk New Member

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  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    My advice is to be careful with your bait size. A 10 pound flathead can eat a goodsized fish, but let's not get carried away with your first attempt. I prefer the bream as my bait of choice and I hook in mouth and then clip about half the tail off to make it appear that the fish is injured, plus it will give you a nice blood trail.

    I would also sit in my holes quite a bit longer. For flatheads i typically give them about 1 hour to bite. Your pole and equipment are fully capable. Good luck on your quest.
     

  3. goshawk

    goshawk New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. goshawk

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    I guess on thing I have to be concerned with is that the bait fish might swim in to the cover and get tangled up. So one needs a good heavy weight up the line about a couple of foot to give some room to swim but not too much?
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    For the slip bobber, you have to determine how far the structure is and limit the amount of slip. There is always the chance of snags, but that is just flathead fishing
     
  6. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    yeah for flats if you aint gettin hung you aint fishin.