is it to cold to fish for flathead catfish at night

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Montgomery, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Montgomery

    Montgomery New Member

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    do you guys think its to cold to fish at night now. i'm wantint to go tonight . but man it sure is cold. i have never fished for latts t his time of year. i got some big gills and an itch i cant seem to scratch. so what do you guys think ??? or should i wait until mornight or somthing like that ??? any help guys
     
  2. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    As long the water temp is above 50 degrees you should be good.

    Good luck if u go
     

  3. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    go get em.... I usually fish all the month of november, and even into mid dec. some years.. Water temps. are certainly cool, but the flats aren't even close to being done. Im trying to make plans for next weekend already. I remember one night a few years back that dropped into the mid to low 30's, and we still caught close to 90 pounds of flats. I would downsize your baits though and use chubs, suckers, that are smaller and more slender. That seems to be a better bait for me in the falltime... goodluck to you Mike, and go get em! rollo
     
  4. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    The water temps here in Western Kentucky are still in the 70's . Its just now fixin to get really good here! Still got another month or so of good Flathead fishing. The air temperature is not nearly as critical as water temperature. Just dress warm and go get'em.:big_smile:
     
  5. Montgomery

    Montgomery New Member

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    thanks guys and rollo. i already got my overalls on.lol i'm going now. but this one rare time . i got great big bait .big gills. you recomended smaller bait. kinda wich i had some now. i usually want big . and struggled with big all year. now i need smaller and got big .lol oh well got to go i'm sweating my butt off all layered up .
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    The colder weather should help you pinpoint them even better as they will be moving to the deepest holes. Good luck
     
  7. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Good luck fishing bro! Give us a report on how ya did!
     
  8. Djtrikee

    Djtrikee New Member

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    I wonder if everyone says that smaller bait would work better, I wonder if anyone has had success with using worms?
     
  9. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    The Flatheads are defenatly done. I wouldn't even try for them.:big_smile:
     
  10. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    you'll end up with hypothermia, stay home where it's warm.:wink:
     
  11. tcba1987

    tcba1987 New Member

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    ive caught flatties as late as Thanksgiving...........i like to use creek chubs this time of year or small rockbass............ive caught more fish shallow this time of year (4-6 ft of water) then i have in the deeper holes !!!