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Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by x smokin joe, Jun 2, 2009.
If you had give just 1 flathead tip, what would it be?
Use live bait. Preferably a nice black perch.
fish at night or early morning
Find an eddy and fish it with large livebait,preferably in the evening.oooh:
Find the right cover,set up with good equipment and bait and don't get in a hurry to move.:wink:
Fish with the biggest live bait ya can get your hands on 1lb carp and buff, 10 inch live shad, biggest gills and bullheads ya can get ( Mo has a 5 inch rule on em), 8 inch or bigger chubs, and suckers up to a ft, take ya time fishen it ant a race.:wink:
Learn your structure where you fish. No sense fishing where the fish are not.
I will second that.
I,m patient fot the first 15 minutes.Does that count?oooh:
get to the water with a good line.......:smile2:
Keep a fishing log. Time, date, location, weather, baits, presentation.... Update it and refer to it each trip.
Fish where you know the fish are. Unless you have confidence the fish you seek are in the area you should rely on others experience to fish where they have been caught. High probability areas for flatheads are spawning areas water temp 70-77 degrees Flatheads spawn where they have the greatest control to guard their nests. I rate a hollow log as number 1. A planted spawning barrel as number 2. Undercut banks, muskrat/beaver holes, or undercut tree roots as number 3. And soft mud banks where flathead dig a site they can protect as number 4
At not spawning times I would reccomend wood cover, such as logjams, culverts, undercut banks, culverts, or other areas which offer cover and ambush points best for flatheads. Daytime finds flatheads resting on creek and river channels where depth takes a break into deeper water.
X 10 ,
AND Big Bait,,But I have caught a many of 20 to 35lbs on 3-4" bluegill.:cool2:
Please pick up after yourself. Leave your area clean. :0a31:
Fish in the daytime, and release the big fish..uh oh, thats 2 tips
Dont take it too seriously!
Thats the most important thing.
Hang onto your pole.