Lake/Still Water Vs. River flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by photocat, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    Ok, I know where to look in a flowing water situation for flatheads, but what about a lake? will they hide out in the same situations or will they go find other types of structure to use as ambush spots?
     
  2. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    My experience with flatheads have come on lakes, and I believe fishing for them on lakes to different than rivers. I am no expert, but the flatheads I have caught have not come from the typical log jams, stump fields, blow downs, and brush piles that articles on flatheads talk about.

    All of the fish I have caught have been caught near significant changes in underwater structure. Steep drop-offs seem to be the ticket.
     

  3. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    deep water off of points seems to be were we catch em on trotlines...either that or in coves
     
  4. McDreamy

    McDreamy New Member

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    i catch most of my flatties either on major depth changes or flats with signifaince cover. tbut then also where all the crappie fishermen are catch crappie from aroundbrush piles mainly it depends on time of yr on the lake i fish
     
  5. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Follow the bait, fish flats, find the lake channel. In 5 feet of water a 1 foot channel (6 feet) is a natural roadway.