Deep fast moving water!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by jagdoctor1, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    I recently went out with a friend on the lower colorado river here in Blythe Ca. I was very surprised to find that he went to a place where the water was 28 foot deep and the point created a very fast current. We had flathead bites all night and brought in 4 small 2-12 pound flatheads. I have always fished the backwaters near tullies and such as that is the popular thinking. I was very surprised by the decent bite we got. Anybody else ever heard of targeting these areas I understand they might hide/sleep in these areas but I figured they all moved to the shallow (blugill prime) areas to feed.
     
  2. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    What I have see on the Ohio River in NE Ohio is that if u r gettin the small ones...."TIME TO MOVE"!!!!!!!!!

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  3. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    I read an interesting article awhile back about targeting Flatties strictly in currents. The guy skips the typical flathead snags, and concentrates primarily on currents, boils, etc....I'll have to see if I can dig it up...
     
  4. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    The flatheads in Ca are like the ones in eastern PA, they are non-native. In the river I fish, there is no logsjams or woody cover for them so they take cover around the huge boulders that are on the bottom of the river. They also love the boils below low-head dams. Flatheads adapt to thier new situation and act in weird ways.
     
  5. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    all of the flatheads i catch on this side of the colorado (the AZ side) have been caught in current. i havent caught but a couple in slack water.
     
  6. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    Yeah I have started moving around looking for the bigger ones going to hit a backwater that I know for a fact produces large Flats tonight. Last night I did another 12 pdr still trying to break 20.
     
  7. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    Let me know about that article subnet it sounds neat.