Flathead Catfishing Rigs

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by cherokee laker, May 23, 2006.

  1. cherokee laker

    cherokee laker New Member

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    Where can I go to see what a typical flathead fishing rig like some of you would use looks like?

    I'm gonna get hooked up with Gator for a rod, but what about the way you rig the sinker, hook, swivel etc........

    I've never tried to catch a flat on a rod and reel.......can some of ya'll steer me right?

    Thanks

    CL
     
  2. qball

    qball New Member

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    Laker I'm trying to get my post to send you a PM. But you will see different types of set ups. I know I have tryed different types. I basicly use a slip rig. A one other is using a 3 way rig.

    PS If you live close to the lake I'm right across the woods from you in Odum.
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I just use a standard slip sinker rig for flatheads..hook on the end of the line, 12 inch mono leader swivel then sinker.
     
  4. cherokee laker

    cherokee laker New Member

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    Thanks ya'll, I went to the BOC library and got some ideas....but I need all of the help I can get

    HH
     
  5. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    yes you found the rite place to look! here is a pic. of my slip rig with tire wieghts anyhow. i found that when i started using free lead i wasnt intimidated by snaggs and caught more and bigger fish getting in there. those store bought sinkers are for the rich. lol
     

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  6. field989

    field989 New Member

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    heres what i do.....

    put an egg sinker (however much weight is necessary), then put a little bead(to protect the knot on the leader), next i put a stainless steel leader(however much strength u want, i go for as much as i can get, about 30-40) and then put the hook and last but not least a big ole sunfish

    works for me lol
     
  7. kayakgeek

    kayakgeek New Member

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    I have picked up come of the slider rigs that have a large, locking snap swivel on them. This way the weight can be changed if you guessed wrong on the current.
     
  8. kayakgeek

    kayakgeek New Member

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    Just found this great picture. This is also what I call a "fish finder rig"
     

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  9. Kattywumpus

    Kattywumpus New Member

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    I use a football sinker, put the line through it with a split shot to hold it about 18-24 inches above a heavy snap swivel with a treble hook.
     
  10. buckmasterben3

    buckmasterben3 New Member

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    i use a threeway rig with a no. 2 treble
     
  11. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Thanks fer the tips...."I Like"!!

    :big_smile:
     
  12. cherokee laker

    cherokee laker New Member

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    Thanks fellows those are neat rigs......I appreciate the responses.

    cl
     
  13. BrokenArrow

    BrokenArrow New Member

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    I use a 4' 10# line for the weight and a 2-3' 50" line for the hook line. The hook line is tied to the main line using a swivel and the weight line is tied to a swivel that runs thru the main line above the swivel to the hook line.

    that way the bait will stay suspended (if vertical fishing off bottom) and if I do get hung, the 10" line will break and the hook will remain.
     
  14. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    Heres what I use:

    Main line of 20/25lb berkley big game/ suffix

    3 oz egg sinker. This could be switched out for a no-roll.

    Plastic bead. I steel my sisters that she makes necklaces and stuff outta of.

    Barrel Swivel

    50lb test flurocarbon leader of suffix line.

    8/0 gamakatsu octopus circle hook

    Live bluegill for bait.

    This is a carolina rig

     
  15. rat fink

    rat fink New Member

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    if you dont catch them on rod and reel than what do you catch them on ?