Flathead catfish?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by catchaser1, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    do flatheads prefer structure, or brush in lakes
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Yep,you can't go wrong with any type of structure,especially with any kind of live bait.
     

  3. kurt

    kurt New Member

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    I agree that structure is key to flatheads any where.
     
  4. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Ive read alot on Flatheads and know from experience if you can find submerged timber they love it any kind of structure is good below dams also flatheads like moderate current not like blues that like stronger current.
     
  5. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    BRUSH AND TIMBER ARE CONSIDERD structure.the placment is what determends wherther they will hold fish.fish both with live brimand see what works.flatheads are where you find them.
     
  6. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Structure that holds the most food supply will be the best for flatheads, they are very territorial and prefer not to travel far to feed. Brush piles in lakes would be a great place to start when the crappie start to spawn. You can bet there will be flatheads there feeding on them in the shallows.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Flatheads live in structure, like trees, stumps, and brush piles.
     
  8. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    flatties go where the food is. in the daytime they are thick in the cover. at night they get real shallow, harrassing baitfish. i have seen them in 2 feet of water herding perch like cattle.
    a few times i have seen them feeding real shallow in the daytime.
     
  9. CaTmAnDo55

    CaTmAnDo55 New Member

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    this is very true my brother in law gigs for them in the shallows at night and has seen 40- 50lb class but only gigs small ones