I smell a skunk!!!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Howie Ketchdem, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Howie Ketchdem

    Howie Ketchdem New Member

    went to the maumee in search of the all mighty flattie, had 3 hits missed all three fish whike using 3-5" blue gills had two on but lost them both in the rocks, still looking for that first flat head will be Going back tomorrow if anyones interested in going.
     
  2. iam2hi2flyinky

    iam2hi2flyinky New Member

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    dont feel bad i have a hard time getting them flats myself
     

  3. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Keep after em dude, thats a dang nice smallmouth ya holdin there.
     
  4. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    I caught 8 in a row no problems! Then I went 5 in a row of lost fish in the rocks/missed hookups... I just broke the 5 misses in a row last night by catching 2 small ones and missing one. I hope you hook up with a good one man, just remember ... you can't keep missing forever it's impossible your day will come!
     
  5. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Quit using those Circle hooks! Thats whats gotta be messing you up lol.
     
  6. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    come on skip circle hooks are the way to go.
     
  7. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    ill second that skip.
     
  8. Fishin Freak

    Fishin Freak New Member

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    Some tips on circle hooks,



    It's so damn hard to break a longtime fishermen of the oh there is a bit Yank!! With the circle hooks the best advice I have use the bait clicker let him run with it for awhile then turn off the clicker and let it set no yankin. Also use the sharpest hook you have if you don't draw blood while baiting and slipping then you need a newer hook or sharpen the one you are using :) if you want to set the circle hook use a sweeping motion not a straight up yank I had two poles set up one day one with a normal hook and one with a circle hook, I hooked more with the circle and had more clean hooks in the mouth then the normal hook.
     
  9. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    keep after it mickey, your time will come eventually!