Cut bait??

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Memphis_Catfish_King, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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    like to find out in heavy current river fishing what everyone prefers on cut bait..head,midell with the guts,or tail ..guess in a way kinda like ford vs Chevy lol but still would like to no from the die hard flathead guys n yes i no live bream is good too..n cut bait of choice here is skip jack
     
  2. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    I always had my best luck on the head of whatever my cutbait was.

    -Red
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    try some of each to find out what the fish are wanting to eat and then accomodate the fish if you can.
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    I agree with Redd, I have had most luck with the head. But, you can't go wrong with a guy pocket either. Good luck on the water brother.
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Head first, gut pocket 2nd.
     
  6. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    From what I've seen the Tabby Cats will change on which part they want and sometimes it the whole bait!!

    :feel_good:
     
  7. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    I have always had my best luck on heads.
     
  8. bigcatwannabe

    bigcatwannabe New Member

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    we use gizzard or threadfin shad over here, dont know what kinda shad is in indiana, but they seem to work well on either end, as long as you have part of the gut pouch on, also we throw them out whole and do really well
     
  9. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    I have always had better luck on the heads.
     
  10. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    yep either whole or the head usualy has best results here
    seems like the current or a small fish can just suck the guts out right away with a mid section but they still work alright just not quite like heads
     
  11. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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    thank you for all the replies ill use this info next time out