How big is to big?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by TX Fisherman, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    how big is to big for bluegills as bait? i just usin um to catch whatever kinda catfish i can but how big is to big?
     
  2. chuck99

    chuck99 New Member

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  3. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    If you can get a hook big enough and can cast it and have a sinker that will hold it in place you can use any size bait for flatheads. I once caught a 25lb flat on a 3-4lb drum. (the only bait I could catch that night lol) I could only cast it about 30 ft behind the boat, but once they reach 25lbs or so a flathead can eat anything you can toss out. The bigger baits also tend to limit the range of flats you can catch so split them up half and half. Some large some medium. No need to use small baits. Medium for me is like 6 to 9 inches, anything over that is large. Good luck.
     
  4. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    thats about what i was figurin, now when fishing for flatties what should u look for, (structure wise)
     
  5. jonboy4542001

    jonboy4542001 New Member

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    Any kind of cover. Log jams, piers, brush, cut banks the nastier the better. Anything that makes the water move faster or swirl have always been good places in my opinions. Around dams are good places too but ya gotta be careful!