flathead catfish?

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by BIG_D, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    do most lakes around hear have flatheads in them i have never fished for flatheads but was thinking about giving it a try.
     
  2. hock_paul

    hock_paul New Member

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    What lakes are you talkin' about?
     

  3. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    any of the lakes around staunton or close by
     
  4. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Fishing for flatheads in a lake puzzles me. If I catch them, it is pure dump luck. LOL. Best of luck in your quest for them!
     
  5. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    not sher i want to fish for them just kinda cureus
     
  6. apfd82

    apfd82 New Member

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    i wish i new to i have never catch a flat head but am really wanting to
     
  7. hock_paul

    hock_paul New Member

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    Finding them in rivers can be frustrating too, but lakes make me feel dumbfounded. I've tried time and time again at rend and have only caught one here or there while fishing for channels or by pure accident while running trots.:confused2:
     
  8. backwoodsman68geric

    backwoodsman68geric New Member

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    Depends on what lake your fishing. Springfield has some, fish live bait in the brush piles etc. Doubt you'll fill a boat with'em but they are in there. Better blue lake. If your bank fishing I'd try the shallow water later in the evening or at night.