Flathead catfish on stink bait

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by field989, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. field989

    field989 New Member

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    seen a pic today of a big 60lb flattie cought on stink bait...

    it was custom made by the guy who cought it...



    what do u guys think....



    its a big ole flat to be cought on stink bait IMO
    but i dont know
     
  2. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    I have never heard of one that big being cought on stink bait but sapose it can happen.
     

  3. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Well, they've been caught on everything from stinkbait to chewing gum.. You won't catch consistanly on stinkbait (least not in my experience), but ya, it happens...
     
  4. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Makes me mad...I can't even catch one on live bream lol.
     
  5. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Hmmmmm, if I made a product and really wanted to sell It I would say something like that for sure.

    Not saying it did not happen, but the chances are unlikely.
     
  6. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    I've never seen a flathead caught on stinkbait. Not saying it didn't happen, but definately odd.

    SudDawg
     
  7. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    I think if you put the bait right in front of his face, and he is hungry, then he would take the bait...I think it is possible
     
  8. navigator

    navigator New Member

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    yeah, to get the smell out of his bed. It's not like he has hands or anything :)
     
  9. navigator

    navigator New Member

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    I once caught a largemouth bass in a pond about dusk on a chicken liver while catfishing. He hit it on the drop..... talk about odd.
     
  10. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I've never heard of a flathead caught on stinkbait either. I've also never heard of a big fish at all being caught on stink bait.
     
  11. Sentry Dog Man

    Sentry Dog Man New Member

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    Sure it's possible and probably happened. However, it is an oddity.
     
  12. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    When you hear about flathead catfish being caught on stinkbait they are usually little Baby flatheads seem to eat alot of things like liver worms. But as they get bigger the break away from the pack and go for live bait..

    I highly doubt that a 60lb flathead was caught on stink bait
     
  13. jaycat

    jaycat New Member

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    i dont think stink bait works, but ive cought cats and bass on raw shrimp
     
  14. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    I've seen a 45# caught on liver, a 28# caught on doughball, and a 16# caught on wriggley's gum heheh....I wouldnt use Stinkbait as my main flathead bait, but i can see it happening....
     
  15. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    If memeory serves me correct aflathead after it gets some size on it targets live bait, and 60 lbs is some weight. My opinion, unlikely. I mean I could snag a big flathead with a big treble hook and say I caught him on a jig.
     
  16. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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    if there hungry enough i believe any fish will eat what ever floats bye him..
     
  17. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    It could happen but I know I wouldnt waste my time using stink bait for flats.
     
  18. Jackfish

    Jackfish New Member

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    a flatty on stinkbait, talk about lucky...
     
  19. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    anything is possible. I think fish are opportunistic feeders and will take an easy meal if they can when they are hungry and more pickey when they have a good food supply.
     
  20. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    If it did happen I think the guy just got lucky because I know once my bream die I cant even hardly catch one.