Live bait help?

Discussion in 'LOCAL GEORGIA TALK' started by beertools, May 4, 2009.

  1. beertools

    beertools New Member

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    It is the time for flathead fishing in the south. I have never used live bait before. I heard those flatties are realy liking live brim. Are ya'll hooking them through the tail or mouth or are ya'll still using cut bait.What size and kind of hooks are yaw using, and how deep of water do I need to fish? Heck I need any info on how to get a big flathead!
     
  2. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    hook him in backor lips or tail cut him up any way to get him on a hook very good flattie bait:crazy:
     

  3. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    slack water or very little current hook them in the tail , in current i would hook them in the nose so the dont die as fast by the current pulling them back wards .

    8/0 to 12/o should be good for most gills and perch .
     
  4. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    we are still getting them on small 3" cut gills here. No takers on big live baits yet. I would keep using both live and cut for now then see what happens.
     
  5. beertools

    beertools New Member

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    Thanks for the info. That means 3 poles now 1 live bait, 1 cut bait, and 1 on good old chicken liver. Got all cats covered and at my pole limit. Hope I can catch something!:big_smile:
     
  6. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    Agreed 100%
     
  7. bradley_G

    bradley_G New Member

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    pole limit? whats that?
     
  8. bighoss

    bighoss New Member

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    Are you bottom fishing or going to use a cork for your live bait.Around here the flats pretty much only bite on live bait.We hook just below the back fin behind the head.In heavy current we hook through the nose.
     
  9. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    My thoughts exactley. Dont drown em with water going backwards through there gills.
     
  10. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Bream are good but small spotted bass are a lot better. Big gizzard shad are the best.

    I use 8/0 or 10/0 King Kahle hooks or maybe a 12/0 on a really big bait.

    Don't forget bream and spots must be caught with a rod and reel to be legal bait.