Flathead catfish on bank poles and limblines

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by MuddyWaterCats, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. MuddyWaterCats

    MuddyWaterCats New Member

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    Is anyone catching any flatheads on bank poles, limb lines, etc.? And what baits are you having the most success with.
     
  2. Ghost River

    Ghost River New Member

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    Carolina
    Live breammmm. But I don't think it's legal very many places.:crazy:
     

  3. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    I haven't started this year yet but I limbline a lot.

    For bait I was bluegills & Green perch. When I can get them bullhead, they are my favorite kind of bite to use.
     
  4. dobbie

    dobbie Member

    Josh I would use any type of perch you can get.And in Oklahoma they are legal bait.
     
  5. Redtick

    Redtick New Member

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    Limb line are illegal in Illinois. I have used bluegills, sunfish, chubs, goldfish, and crawfish to catch flatheads on bank poles.
     
  6. Timber Cat

    Timber Cat New Member

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    Limb lines are legal here in NC but using bream on them is not:sad2: .I set some every once in a while and I use cut shad or cut bream,pork hearts or what ever else I can get my hands on.Bad thing about setting them here is you got other people checking them for ya:angry_2: .Have had that happen more times than I like to say.Thats why I don't set them often.Best of luck to ya!
     
  7. jonboy4542001

    jonboy4542001 New Member

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    Its legal here in KY. Like everyone else said bluegill is always a good bet. I like cut shad a lot too, especially for channels..
     
  8. jacob

    jacob New Member

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    i catch alot on limblines and bankpoles...i normaly catch small bluegill or shad in my castnet(u can catch smaller live bate quick and easy thatway).
     
  9. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    I like to use the bank poles. The fish in my avatar was caught on a bankpole last Memorial Day. He was 57lbs. As far as bait, I prefer large goldfish, from 6-10" long. Live shad and bluegill work good too, but I've had the best luck with goldfish. I've even used leaches.
     
  10. recurvericky

    recurvericky New Member

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    Olathe, Kansas
    Timber Cat
    I just moved from NC after living there 40 yrs, per the NCWRC Live Bream can be used as bate but you can only pocess the creel limit.
     
  11. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    Its a very effective set up for me. We catch a lot of flats on limblines and bank poles. Usually a good size bluegill,shiner,sucker,creek chub ect for bait.
     
  12. tritech

    tritech New Member

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    NC
    live bream can NOT be used on anything other than poles in nc
     
  13. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    Live bullheads are great cause they don't die until they are eatin.
     
  14. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i would have to say the bream would be the #1, but bullheads are also an awesome bait on any kind of line!
     
  15. deepforkrunner

    deepforkrunner New Member

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    Oklahoma
    no not yet pete
     
  16. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Little Rock, AR
    Seems like fiberglass fence poles would work well, and be a lot tougher than pvc. Found 1/2" X 4' online for about $2.50 each. Better yet, find someone who has a patch of the big cane and get them to save you some of the stuff they have to cut out of it every year. Or grow your own.
     
  17. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    bullheads are my bait of choice because they stay alive until something eats them. Perch work good too
     
  18. abssprint

    abssprint New Member

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    Kentucky
    Do you guys hook your gills in the back on your bank poles??? I hooked all mine through the eyes last year, but this year my bait doesn't seem to be living as good that way...Tx
     
  19. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i always hook through back in stiller water. I will hook in front of dorsal fin in moving water, i dont really fish CRAZY fast water so i dont know how well thru the eyes works.