Flathead catfish fishing, pointers?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by larkin, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. larkin

    larkin New Member

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    I am gonna head out to a pond and i know of a rather large flathead in it, anybody have any tips on what baits to use to be productive? I catfish there a lot, but im new to flathead fishing lol... thanks in advance.
     
  2. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    live bluegill big king kael hooks, 30 pound to 50 pound test,but id hit the rivers or lakes if you wana get into serois fishing
     

  3. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Nice lively gill,set it around the most likely area with some cover if possible.Use suitably strong tackle.Say a prayer.Wait.:wink:
     
  4. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Pat pretty much hit the nail dead center. In my area gills and creek chubs are plentiful and I've had good luck with--we don't even want to include this year:eek:oooh: Good Luck and stay safe out there.
     
  5. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    big old bluegill should do the deed:crazy:
     
  6. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Just like everyone else said, live bait works best!
     
  7. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    live bait for sure, and make sure your drag is set loose or use a clicker after ya cast or your gear could wind up in the water
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Fresh cut bait, mainly shad will out fish live bait for me 10 to one anyday.

    Once I started using cut bait for flatheads I caught alot more fish, and I no longer had worries of catching and keeping live bait alive.

    Use circle hooks, and keep your clickers off..Make sure your rod is secured in a good holder, when the fish hits dont touch the rod till it's bent over double and about to break
     
  9. ncriverrat

    ncriverrat New Member

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    live bream by far!!!! it can produce sum hawg bass also about two ft. under a float.