Flathead catfish rigs

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by KSflatheadKING3511, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. KSflatheadKING3511

    KSflatheadKING3511 New Member

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    Hey all i'm new here and i'd like to thank you all for the info i've gotten off here- its been so useful. i am new to flathead catfishing on line and reel (i mostly noodle) and was wonderin what is the best rig- bobber or bottom- in the flats where the flattys spawn (around submerged logs)
     
  2. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I would use a slip float rig around the logs.
     

  3. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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  4. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

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    I use bottom rig as carolina rig. use live bluegills, sucker, chub, bullhead, and small carp.
     
  5. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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  6. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    If you want to be the best you can be use both and anything else you can think of. You already have a bunch of knowledge from noodling. Just keep experimenting and reading and asking. I like to try new things every year. Matbe something I read on bass fishing or muskie fishing... I try to figure out if I can adapt it to flathead fishing. I have been using some floats I made myself after I read about them being used for live bait fishing for pike lol. I just up-sized them for flathead baits lol.
     
  7. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    I use a carolina rig on the bottom most of the time when fishing rivers. In slow moving current I use the same only sometimes I will use a in-line float on my leader to lift the bait off the bottom. Although I dont fish lakes much, I would think a slip bobber rig would work best around heavy structure. Try different rigs and techniques in all situations to see what produces the best.