Does anyone know where the flatheads are in the evansville area of the ohio river?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Jagal, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Jagal

    Jagal New Member

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    It seems like all I've been able to catch lately is channel cats (which is ok I guess), but I want to catch a nice big flathead everyonce in a while. That is what got me hooked for life on catfishing in the first place.
     
  2. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    A few of us live over here in Henderson. I personaly have caught a few around henderson island and deadmans island (both south of Evansville) nothing to brag about but good ones between 5 and 25lbs. I have heard of guys catching them up river around the twin bridges somewhere but I don't fish up river much.
     

  3. abilene

    abilene New Member

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    Justin, look for them to be in the channel when they're not feeding and look for them in the shallows when they are. A prime spot would be where it makes a bend. The outside of the bend will be deeper and hopefully have some kind of cover in it, like submerged trees left by floodwaters. The bank here will be steeper and flats like to hug up against the walls of drop offs. The inside of the bend will be a sand bar with shallows that attrack minnows and baitfish. Willows in the water in these areas make them even more attractive.

    Same applys for bridges with pilings. Holes will be washed out around the bottoms of them and hopefully there may be some kind of cover there also. Could be trees, rocks or refidgerators. And shade from the sun.

    Hehe, that long looking gar looks like some kind of prehistoric hedge trimmer.
     
  4. Jagal

    Jagal New Member

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    Yeah, that gar does kinda look like somd kind of hedgetrimmers...lol.
    I appreciate everyones advice put me on your buddy lists and keep in touch with me and keep eachother updated.
     
  5. stoney

    stoney New Member

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    i always have lots of luck on the straight banks,most likely you will do better on the flatties at night,try to find cover in the channels also,thats were the big ones lay...