fished out

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by beaneye46, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. beaneye46

    beaneye46 New Member

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    i fish the wabash in vermillion and vigo county, and did real good last year, but this year its been pretty few and far between for flathead. this year there are a lot more people using nets and trot lines and they keep anything and everything they catch big or small. is my area getting fished out or do the flathead move around pretty far?
     
  2. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    Bean, I've seen reports of both. I think alot of research has shown that flatties are home bodies. But, a study done recently in MO by a PhD student showed that flats will travel considerable distances. I think Vince Travenick's (I think that was his name) was featured as an article in In-Fisherman last year.
     

  3. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    Ha! Got ahead of myself & hit submit before I finished my post!

    Anyway, if you did good there last year, then I would be willing to bet that there's habitat there to hold fish. I would assume the habitat's still there. Therefore, you might be right, your spots might be getting overfished. Hopefully we're both wrong and that's not the case!