Lake rig for flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by KanHeadhunter, May 19, 2006.

  1. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    I have never fished for flatheads in a lake, I have always fished for them in the river. I'm going to give it a try this weekend fishing from the bank. I will be using livebait bluegills & black perch 4-6 inches. May question is what rig do I use?? Slip rig, Carolina rig or Slip rig with float?

    Area I will be fishing dam to my left with rip rap and a boat ramp about 50 yds from the dam. There is a little grass flat between the rip rap and the ramp. I can set up anywhere between them.

    Thanks for the help, Kan
     
  2. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    What Lake are You fishing?
     

  3. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Sometimes I like to use a sinker(breakaway) on the bottom.

    A three-way in the middle.

    A bobber above the reach of the hook that will submerge and hold the live bait off the bottom.


    Channels and Bullheads are better dancers when held off the bottom than Gills :smile2: .
     
  4. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    I was thinking Big Hill Lake, catmaster.
     
  5. Chuckb

    Chuckb New Member

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    Paul, I like to use a slipfloat rig with large bluegill set anywhere from 3'-10' deep. Check out the katbobbers and glowsticks from Gene and Johnnys site. They work great!