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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by PITBULL2888, Jul 14, 2006.
where do you find flathead cats
in the water..........lol jus playin it depends on where you're at. if you fish at dams jus try in the tailwaters....in lakes you should look at dropoffs and around structure
do they fight more than channels and blues
depends on the size of the fish really....
i live in Alabama and i fish at the river
Welcome to the site PITBULL! Flatheads prefer cover and lots of it, when fishing look for any thing that would constitute good cover, fallen trees, log jambs, rip-rap, undercuts in the bank, man made structures such as fallen bridges, sunken tires and christmas trees, basically anything that the fish can hide in to conceal itself from its prey. Most guys on here use live bait, and the bigger the bait the bigger the fish. I like to use bluegils and chubs about 4-8 inchers I hook them through the eyes and use a carolina type rig, with a 6-12 inch lead on it with 2 oz of weight try to get as close to the cover as possible without getting in it, for day and early evening fishing, for night fishing, I would fish the shallows with a little less weight and a really lively bait so that it has alot of energy to struggle against the hook and the weight. Try that and see what happens.
then i would try deep holes and at night try fishing around shallow structure or where tributaries join in to the main river...but i would pick dam tailwaters just because they're fun to fish
I think that flats are the bulldoggers of the catfish, lots of head shakes and they will try to hold their position in the water. All cats have their own good fighting characterisitics.
they like to lay under the dam at keystone lake in the deep water when the gates are open and running water to give them plenty of oxygen and cool water.
tailwater is on the side of the dam where they let water out....its the rough water......
like right beside
like right beside the dam where the tirbuns run
Yeah I think that is what blindfly is talking about.
if you're on a dam one side is calm and the other side is rough....fish where the water is rough
where they snag at ok thanks would i do good at night
i think you would do a lot better at night than during the daytime
right now im useing a shakespear tiger from walmart its got 20lb line on it do yall think it will do the job it was only 20 bucks
It will get you started, I have a bunch of rods and reels that I like to switch it up with, my fallback is an 8 foot Berkley Big Game meduim heavy action with a Southbend catfish spinning reel. Would like to get an Abu Garcia 6500 with an 7 foot Ugly Stick, spooled with 17 lb cajun line.