Fishing this weekend

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by cg4ksu, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. cg4ksu

    cg4ksu New Member

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    I am relatively new to setting bank lines and need some advise.

    I have really enjoyed this sight and have got some real good information.

    I only have time to set bank lines once a year and this weekend is going to be it for this year. I am going to a small river in Kansas that we have pulled two 25 pounders out of last year.

    We gennerally buy goldfish from the bait shop and have good luck with them. But I have also seen a lot of people on here suggesting bluegill. When we tried them last year they seemed to die rather quickly after getting them on the hook. I know of a place where I can take the kids to catch a mess of bluegill if I can keep them alive long enough for Mr. Flathead to eat it.

    Also I was lucky enough to be able to go twice last year the first time we went we only caught 2 small channel cat, but we had to re-bait almost every hook each time we checked. Some hooks were even straighten or missing.

    Does anybody have any good advise to share, bait or otherwise?
     
  2. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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  4. cg4ksu

    cg4ksu New Member

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    The goldfish are generally 3 inches long.

    I used the wrong term for fishing. We are going to set some limb lines and then fish with a rod and reel while we wait to run them.

    Thanks for the picture. We hooked the Bluegill more twards the middle of the dorsal fin.
     
  5. santeecat12

    santeecat12 New Member

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    well for flatheads you use whole bream or bluegill or thats what i use...or bullhead cats:smile2:
     
  6. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I would recomend using shad this way also... but i prefer bluegill over goldfish.... But i do wish you the best of luck
     
  7. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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  8. kat king

    kat king New Member

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    when using blue gill are they diein before you get to the spot? if so do you have an airater on your bucket i did not have one in the past and my bait always died rather quick so i got one and now bait lives all night hope this might help ya..
     
  9. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    One more thought - if you are hanging your baits in a decent current (you said you were fishing a river) then that could be part of your problem. If the current is strong enough to tire the baits out and turn them backwards in the current, then they will drown. Course, I would expect it to do this to goldfish, too. If that's the problem, then hooking them in the nose will help. I put the hook point in the fish's mouth and come out the top of their nose.

    Next thing, what style and size of hooks are you using that got straightened?
     
  10. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Chris.