fishing shallow

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by slikk03, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    ok i always fish about 20 yards of from the bank at night, with a poll is this to deep, its about 5 foot out their 50 yards is about 20, what do you suggjest alkso theres no fallen trees or structure, but maby some small limbs, alot of rip rap, this is a commen problem with my hoels, also are are bride peers structer
     
  2. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    eip rap and bridge pileings are great for flats.i fish between the pileings and the rip rap you can catch them coming in to feed.
     

  3. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    Yep bridge pilings hold fish for sure if you can fish in the eddy behind them it's a good idea. Also when fishing rip rap fish right up against it. The small fish are hiding in those rocks and the flathead come to catch them.
     
  4. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Rip rap and bridge piles both count as structure. I would try to fish right at the bottom of the rip rap, where it runs out at the river bottom, or near the bridge pilings.
     
  5. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    also,if you are fishing shallow,fish by the banks,especially if there are branches or even bushes laying over in the water.they will come up in there to feed because that will hold bait fish also.
    the fish in my avatar came out of about three feet right beside a limb in the water.
     
  6. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Riprap is great cover and if you rig right the hangups can be bearable. I caught my avatar fish in about 3-5 ft. of water near an eddie on rocky cover.
     
  7. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    i mainly target the deepest water i can for flats,,,Structure is not impotant to me a long as it's deep/