Flathead Catfish in Prespawn?????

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Blacky, May 4, 2006.

  1. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Do you think the flatheads are in prespawn mode now?????

    What is the most consecutive skunking you guys had flathead fishing???

    Me 8
     
  2. confederate

    confederate New Member

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    Yep here in Mid-TN there on the move
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    A fews years ago, I do believe I went 10 straight trips without a flathead..Now I am lucky to fish 10 times a year....They should be on the feed here in ohio soon.
     
  4. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    Im not sure about other waters but where I fish in the Ohio river they usually go into spawn when water temp is about 70. My best luck has come during pre-spawn when they are aggressively feeding in the shallows before the spawn.
     
  5. Justin

    Justin New Member

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    We usually start going after pre-spawn flatheads really heavily about mid-way through the crappie spawn. On one particular trip we caught three flatheads over 40 pounds before the crappie were finished spawning. Were just now starting to go after them so hopefully we'll have another incredible year this year. Spring and Fall are our favorite time of the year to catch monster flatheads. I like that the flathead fishing kicks off every year after a long winter with pre-spawn. Start things off with a bang guys!:0a23:
     
  6. Brett2

    Brett2 Guest

    Tan,
    I didn't get any flatheads when I went on Tuesday night, but I am planning on going again tonight for channels and maybe for flatheads too. The water peaked at 70 today, they should really be biting, but who knows. Plus they have been seen in the fish ladder a lot.
     
  7. mspratt

    mspratt New Member

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    Water here on the missouri river (NWMO)just at 60, should start boatin more flats soon. YEA.......ur humble servant beartrap:smile2: