Flathead Catfish Fishing Help!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by TOPS, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    I noticed this area at Cabin Creek off the Arkansas river, do you Flathead experts think the flats will be in those rock caves/holes?
     

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  2. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Most defenetly top. expecilay if its nere a deep hole.
     

  3. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    I know you would use a live gill but would you use a slip bobber, hopeing the gill will swin under there.
     
  4. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Yes I woould use a flot and cast it up stream and let it drift slowly along the bank there.
     
  5. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    yeah i'd take a look at how deep it is in comparison to other nearby structure. from the looks of it though, i'd just try fishing it. i'd anchor some live bait right up next to it.
     
  6. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I'm no expert but that looks like a great place to target Mr. Flattie. Yes it looks like a great place for a slip-float rig to me.
     
  7. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Looks like a good spot. I know alot of other flathead fisherman that fish rivers, all most pull there boats to the bank because flats feed heavy at night in shallow water.
     
  8. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I would do the same!!
     
  9. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    That is very true Jason!
     
  10. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    only one way ta find out, reach in there and grab one:wink:
     
  11. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Im curious on just how deep the water is below that rock ledge. If there was another ledge like that below the surface close to the bottom, I would cast a live bluegill in there on the bottom.
     
  12. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    looks like it would be a good place to me ,top, especially just before spawn.
     
  13. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I agree. If there was room I would also float a perch in there. It would be great if the current curled into the bank
     
  14. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Yep, as said, those ledges and overhangs probably continue under water all the way down to the bottom. Bet there's some flats hanging in there somewhere.
     
  15. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I'd use some limblines, bankpoles, or anchored jugs to do some prospecting all along there. Live bait.
     
  16. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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  17. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    i have the same rock hangs on my home lake, i think that the flatties use them more for a traveling route to and from feeding and bedding areas, try fishing those places during low light conditions like early morning and evening or even into the night.....good luck...oh by the way if there is a brush pile like a beaver hut or alot of fall down trees in or around the area it will be better, but like some one said b4 target the spots that have deeper water close bye ....i like to fish those spots with floats...again good luck..:wink:
     
  18. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    I'm no expert......
    Looks tasty, but there are several variables you may want to consider..

    Current in that area, baitfish (feeding zone) nearby, depth and contour of the area, etc...

    I've found some spots that looked like absolute flathead hotels, to find em not very good after scouting the surrounding area and seen BIG!!! flatheads pulled from a 2' log in the middle of nothing because it provided just the right current break/attack zone/easy ambush/whatever......
     
  19. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    if it was nice and deep near that ledge overhand I'd just throw a sunfish on a carolina rig 2-4 oz of weight close to that opening and wait:wink:
     
  20. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    As they said drift a bait around it. Just ease off of it during the spawning time so they can get a good hatch. Take a bank sinker and check the bottom for boulders. And see if its limestone if its limestone it prolly has holes in it making a great fishing spot that you never take your friends to :smile2: