flatys "Flathead Catfish"

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by blazerjet, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    Hello ever one good news i caught 3 flat heads this week a 6# 12.5# and 13# got pic will post them aint got time going to the ohio but caught them in white river on gills swallow logs. good news been a long long winter. ps they pulled hard and looked like they were eatting pretty good.
     
  2. fcrnnngbck25

    fcrnnngbck25 New Member

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    Thats good to hear. I'll prolly go out and give the Wabash a try tonight. Set up by a bridge pilling that has some shallow timber or might go down to a deep hole not sure yet.
     

  3. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    ya might give that deeper hole a shot first, I dunno.

    This week I only caught baby channels, bass and crappie on minnows in the shallower water-- the gills I fished with in the shallows just sit there... but I was fishin' in a 3 acre pond... maybe crappie, etc. spawn so early in the shallows before the flatheads start actively feeding in the shallows? I have caught flats this time of year on slow moving jigs and cut/deadbait as much (or more) as I caught them on bigger live bait....
     
  4. fcrnnngbck25

    fcrnnngbck25 New Member

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    I know the feeling. Last summer we caught most of our big flatheads on cutbait o_O. Hopefully this year I can snag a few monsters. I had a few take off at Raccoon Lake last year but the circle hook came back into the bluegill instead of the fish :angry:. Bought me some bigger hooks from catfish connections this year ^_^
     
  5. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    I never liked circle hooks much, and especially with big bait like bluegills.... I just miss too many fish.?
     
  6. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    I'll be home from school by Thursday and in search of Mr.Flaty by Friday :big_smile:
     
  7. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    here is them pics of the white river flattys not big but they are my first of the year
     

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  8. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    Nice start I think:cool2:!
     
  9. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    the report is appreciated.!
     
  10. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    great job thank you for the pictures
     
  11. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Looks good to me... I Hope you set into some good ones Sunday
     
  12. shadgut

    shadgut New Member

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    u cant catch flatty, all u can catch is bait fish, come fish south sometime. downtown not the only hole in town.:smile2:
     
  13. crazyjet1

    crazyjet1 New Member

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    Shadgut why do we want to waste a full take of gas when we can go downtown take our jets to uncharted and unfished water and go there where theres monsters and there abundant. Granted yes farther south the better but if i go down there its to the OHIO hopefully!!!!
     
  14. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    yea u right shadgut!! Who put u on that blue u holding lol
     
  15. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    When to the white yesterday. Caught 4 flats and 6 channels. All were on cut gills i thank because the water was a little muddy. All the flats were caught in the day time. In the middle of the river in a 18.5 hole with tons of big rocks and current breaks. biggest was 15.5 and he pulled.

    p.s. Shadgut i found a new hole lol
     

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  16. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    nice.... :cool2:
     
  17. JRicker

    JRicker New Member

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    Id like to post the pic of all the fish i have caught this year but havent caught any yet
     
  18. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    There's photo editing software that can help you out with that and since your a fisherman it's ok....
     
  19. crazyjet1

    crazyjet1 New Member

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    Me and blazerjet wen out in pursuit of flatty last night and ended up catching two 12 to 14lbs channels. NO FLATS. Cant wait till tonight to get out there and try agian.
     
  20. buckeater

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    heres of the pic of the one i caught saturday night in indy. just a little one, but better than none. im going to try to get out saturday night if i can.
    where you guys fishing downtown again?
     

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