If you had to give just 1 tip

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by x smokin joe, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    If you had give just 1 flathead tip, what would it be?
     
  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Use live bait. Preferably a nice black perch.
     

  3. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex New Member

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    fish at night or early morning
     
  4. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Find an eddy and fish it with large livebait,preferably in the evening.:eek:oooh:
     
  5. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    PATIENCE!!!
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Find the right cover,set up with good equipment and bait and don't get in a hurry to move.:wink:
     
  7. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    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:
     
  8. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Be determined
     
  9. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    Learn your structure where you fish. No sense fishing where the fish are not.
     
  10. alpal16

    alpal16 New Member

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    I will second that.
     
  11. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    I,m patient fot the first 15 minutes.Does that count?:eek:oooh:
     
  12. heyop_erator

    heyop_erator New Member

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    get to the water with a good line.......:smile2:
     
  13. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    Keep a fishing log. Time, date, location, weather, baits, presentation.... Update it and refer to it each trip.
     
  14. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    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.
     
  15. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    X 10 ,

    AND Big Bait,,But I have caught a many of 20 to 35lbs on 3-4" bluegill.:cool2:
     
  16. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Please pick up after yourself. Leave your area clean. :0a31:
     
  17. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Fish in the daytime, and release the big fish..uh oh, thats 2 tips
     
  18. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Dont take it too seriously!
     
  19. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Thats the most important thing.
     
  20. sscharlie

    sscharlie Well-Known Member

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    Hang onto your pole.