How much time do we have left.......

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by KansasKatter, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. KansasKatter

    KansasKatter New Member

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    How much time, if any do we have left to catch flatheads? Last weekend the water temp was between 55 and 57 degrees. What is the magic number when they will pretty much shut down for the winter? Is their really much point in continuing the chase this year, or should I shift to channel cat for the winter?
     
  2. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    I feel that the flats are over for this year. I am fishing for channels and blues now.
     

  3. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    I am about to call it quits too. I may go one more time this weekend and then turn to the channel cats.
     
  4. fattyflatty

    fattyflatty New Member

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    i think they stop biting at 65 degrees but i have heard of people jigging them during the ice peroid.
     
  5. NIMROD

    NIMROD New Member

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    We catch them in nets in deep wintering holes. During extremely cold weather the shad die off and the flatheads will be full of them sometimes. I always heard flatheads did'nt feed in very cold weather.:confused2:
     
  6. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    I still put out my 3-5 inch live gill on my big pole whether its winter or not. i figure if the flats dont bite then a big blue or channel will.
     
  7. whisker bend

    whisker bend New Member

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    in georgia its in high gear. the water is around 60 but they bite until the low 50s
     
  8. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    They seem to be still going strong in SC. This is my first year fishing in the winter but I wil always put out a couple of poles with live gills cause the big blues seem to love them very much.
     
  9. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    dont give up yet jeff. on halloween the water here in northern idiana was 46* and me and polcat managed to get a 22#er on cut gill. im not saying you will catch alot just that they can still be caught.



    C.P.R. for the future!!
     
  10. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    ALL fish eat year round. Their mebabolisim slows down so they don't eat as much - but the still eat. I just don't understand a person quit fishing when over 1/2 the year is left. Guess they must be the warm water variety. I am getting so old I am happy just to be out in nature... catching a fish is just a plus.
     
  11. KansasKatter

    KansasKatter New Member

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    Amen Brother!! :big_smile: