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Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by F150Catfish, Jan 7, 2007.
I wonder if anyone try use goldfish for flathead??
They work well. Can only use em in rivers though. Just check the regulations on it.
iv heard they were good bait in the ohio river iv used them once to no avail but prefer shad
i hear a lot of ppl braggin about how good they work.. esp in the ohio river.. but i hear about more ppl using blue gills...
yea I have been use 3 to 4inch bluegill but caught only 19in flathead.. it may bad fishing day for me...
i don't know bout indiana but in ohio you can fish with goldfish in lakes.but they're allright for blues but if i was you i would go with bluegills and it's against the law but crappies are the best bait ever biut 5-6inchs long
I will take some goldfish to use as a last resort if needed, but I find that just about any other baitfish works better than goldfish. I've never had spectacular luck using goldfish. In fact I usually get skunked if I don't have fresh shad, and lively bluegills. I have caught a 15# flathead on them, and heard of others catching a few with them, but not consistantly.
I have never try goldfish.
I swear by goldfish. They last long on the hook, and if you hit the spinal cord, they'll spaz out for hours. Get a handful when you go out, and you'll be all set. Just make sure they'll legal to use as bait.
ive heard they can work well...but check your regulations or you could be looking at a lot of toruble
they work great! They last longer then bluegill and always seem to keep kickin'. I use them 75% of the time. I actually have an old farm pond stocked with em...they multiply like rabbits.
Goldfish work decently at times but its hard to beat perch or bluegill. I think bluegill just work better.
I Got About 25 In A Rubbermaid Bait Tank Now Getting Ready For Spring. I Usually Get A Few And Fatten Them Up Because The Ones You Get At The Stores Are Usually Small.
yea I will try use goldfish in summer, which best use goldfish in daytime or night time??
I have caught blues but no flatheads. They certainly stay alive for a long time. Bluegill also stay alive for a long time and are much easier to catch.
Goldfish are pretty expensive to buy at a baitshop. All said and done, around here the skip and shad are still the bait of choice in the Mississippi.
my biggest fish using gold fish was 30# i only use them when other bait cant be gotten.
you caught blues on goldfish?????
I like goldfish/bluegills live, because they elminate the peckers that rip fleshy baits off the hook.
for me during the colder months goldfish work well but during the spring and summer i prefer a 4 to six inch red breast for the lager flatheads
ppl all over ohio use gold fish.....and here on the muskingum ppl get flatheads on them they mostly use 4 inch or better