Catching smaller flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by CatHunterSteve, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    If you are fishing a laydown and are catching smaller flatheads 2-5lbs., is it still possible that a big fish 10+lbs. in in that hole? When do you decide to move to another hole?
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Sure its possible, but if I catch 3 or 4 small ones I will move if I am in my boat. If I am bank fishing I will move if I have another spot that has produced before otherwise I will stay there for awhile.
     

  3. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    I'd have to agree I've had a few times out to where I caught smaller fish for the first couple of hours and then all of a sudden the bite would stop for a bit. then boom 20+ pounder. you could just have a killer spot with an abundance of fish! if that's the case take me:big_smile:
     
  4. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    If only smaller ones were hitting in a particular hole,I,d sit it out for a couple hours and see if any bigger ones showed up.If they didn,t, then next time I hit that hole,I,d try it earlier or later.I guess it depends on how good the spot looks too.:wink:
     
  5. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    usually spawn time is when I catch enough dinks that it bugs me. might try switching up to 1 or 2 pound live bait sometime and see what happens.
     
  6. Lignum

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    I was going to suggest that, lol. :tounge_out:

    It may seem odd to use such a large samich sized gill or a big yellow belly, but, it will eventually produce, it just might take a while. :wink:
     
  7. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    Agree. Bigger offering generally get bigger fish. Your bites may be less, but the catch will generally be bigger.
     
  8. ncriverrat

    ncriverrat New Member

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    i agree with the bigger baits, my motto is if u think it will choke em, hook em and soak em!!
     
  9. wvcatfisherman

    wvcatfisherman Active Member

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    I would just sit it out. I was fishing a spot last week and I had a big flatty get off. After that it was just a bunch of smaller ones. Then another huge flatty got away. After that it was smaller ones again. I think the big ones are just mixed in with the smaller ones sometimes. Like everyone else said, just try bigger baits and see what happens.
     
  10. biglope

    biglope New Member

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    I wish I could get more then one bite in a spot