Lakes or Rivers

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by allflats, Mar 8, 2009.

Lake or River flattie fishing

  1. Lake

  2. River

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  1. allflats

    allflats Member

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    251
    State:
    Kentucky
    Was wondering where boc members fished for flats.Lately i find i do more lake fishing do to less travel time.So lets see if there is more river or lake fisherman here.
     
  2. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    1,989
    State:
    Olathe, KS
    I guess I would say I fish for Flats about 60/40 Lake's vs River's really depends on the weather and the amount of rain and the time of year.
     

  3. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    1,252
    State:
    Humboldt,K
    All my flathead fishing has been in rivers up to now but after reading all the posts on BOC I'm going to try the lakes this year.I would love to catch a big one from my tube float.
     
  4. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    3,584
    State:
    Vian Okla
    I go with lakes. Most of the river flows through private land and people float in canoes and rafts from early spring to late fall. I fish the lakes because I can get away from people and it has a good population of all three cats.
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    7,305
    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    Rivers, I am only now learning how to fish in the lakes.
     
  6. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    460
    State:
    Indiana
    Rivers, because they are closer for me.
     
  7. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    1,021
    State:
    Kentucky

    Same here. Actually, I wouldn't know how to act on a lake.
     
  8. heyop_erator

    heyop_erator New Member

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    204
    State:
    Kansas
    I like the lake fishing alot but the fish are fished a little more in my opinion so they get a little wiser to the average fisherman. We just got a boat that is big enough to fish the rivers around here,Missouri so that may be something we do this year.
     
  9. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    6,064
    State:
    Iowa
    I can hear the call of the Sippi now:roll_eyes:
     
  10. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    3,334
    State:
    South Cent
    50/50 for myself, didn't vote, but have a great lake to the west, and a great little river to the east both about same distance to boat ramp, and fish both equally.
     
  11. clay_sosu

    clay_sosu New Member

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    41
    State:
    texas
    Gotta be on the river for me. Lake Texoma in the spring is a mad house. Plus I think flats are a lot easier to locate on the river.
     
  12. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    3,070
    State:
    Kentucky
    I fish Lake Barkley and Kentucky lake which are old original rivers dammed up to make lakes. Lots of good current in the more narrow areas and lots of shallow slack water too. I guess we got the best of both worlds here.
     
  13. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    4,472
    State:
    KS
    95% rivers and 5% lakes.
    I am a river rat.:cool2:
    Lakes are ususally too much for me. I love being on my river.:smile2:
     
  14. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    1,434
    State:
    Missouri
    Both: Just depends on environment, During the dog days of summer I look for areas of the lake where feeder creeks run into it with channels running up to the mudflats. Spring and first part of summer it is almost river only.
     
  15. cj7

    cj7 New Member

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    125
    State:
    AR
    I've been fishing the red where sulpur river joins it. Rivers are more intresting to navigate because of the constant change It intimidates alot of people But I enjoy the challenge:tounge_out:
     
  16. allflats

    allflats Member

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    251
    State:
    Kentucky
    The one draw back to lakes for me is all the skiers and jetskies.Dont do much day fishing anyway so it works out ok.:smile2:
     
  17. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    1,380
    State:
    PA
    i used to fish both about the same amount now i tend to just fish lakes with maybe a trip or two to the river
     
  18. wareagle06

    wareagle06 New Member

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    22
    State:
    Georgia
    I only fish rivers because I don't know of any lakes close to me that has a flat population.
     
  19. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    2,141
    State:
    berks, PA
    i stick with the river, it has a much better flathead population
     
  20. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    4,092
    State:
    Paintsvill
    I choose Rivers because that is where I have fished for them. BUT I'm figuring on trying the lake for them.