Lobster An Oversized Crawfish For Flathead Catfish!!!

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by catfishrollo, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Might be an expensive bait, but I think it would be a great bait! Flatheads love crawfish, but to target them using them lil fellas is difficult! Live lobsters im gonna try next season on the Ohio River!!!! :wink: rollo
     
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  2. jerryb

    jerryb New Member

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    :smile2:

    Man, it must be a scary place inside your head sometimes!
     

  3. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    You're right kinda expensive but I'd love to see the size of the monster that gets caught on one, better yet I'd love to see the look on the Flats face when he sees it walking across the bottom lol :smile2:
     
  4. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay New Member

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    Lobsters come from salt water .
     
  5. Moose1

    Moose1 New Member

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    I CAN SEE THE LOOK ON THE WIFES FACE WHEN I TELL HER I'M GOING TO TURN A LIVE LOBSTIR LOOSE FOR SOME OLD CATFISH TO EAT. YEA RIGHT,:crazy:
     
  6. Steve Douglas

    Steve Douglas Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    those Louisiana craw fish get allot bigger and are easier to obtain! than the ones around here! you mite try some bait houses down there! i bet somebody could ship them!
     
  7. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    You all make fun!:smile2: Im gonna try it, and if it works will have the pic.s to show ya!:smile2::wink: rollo
     
  8. restorerancientiron

    restorerancientiron New Member

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    All I can say is good luck , I hate wasting a crawdad , much less a big ole fat, smothered in butter lobster.Steve is right even in ky it is not uncommon to get some 6 inch crawfish.Here is a pic of a shrimp from Louisiana , I hear they also have to hunt their bullfrogs with a .308:crazy:
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  9. BenNewt

    BenNewt New Member

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    This is great! I hope you're not joking...seriously, I hope you actually use lobster and catch big flatheads on them. And whatever you do, be sure to document it and put it up on You Tube.:wink:
     
  10. BenNewt

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    I'd be really careful about that...in fact if you're talking about shipping live crawfish...its probably illegal. There's a huge problem around here with non native crawfish being introduced to lakes and rivers. There's one that called the rusty crawfish, and it has turned into an invasive species and done a whole lotta damage to lakes in MN and WI. They basically remove all of the vegetation from the lake and then become over populated...:crazy:
     
  11. catfishrollo

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    Can someone tell me this aint a far fetched idea? Why wouldnt it work? I guareentee a big flathead wouldn't be intimidated! I'm gonna try it even though my fishing buds said they will throw me out of my own boat!:smile2: rollo
     
  12. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    A big ole' lobster sounds great right about now. :eek:oooh:
     
  13. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    why not try filet mignon while your at it:smile2:
     
  14. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    keep it coming guys:smile2::smile2::smile2: well see, well see.... :wink: rollo
     
  15. restorerancientiron

    restorerancientiron New Member

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    I hope you catch a new world record and if you do I will be the first one in line at the lobster tank buying bait.:big_smile:
     
  16. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    A little expensive for bait couldn't you get some good sized crawdads shipped to you?
     
  17. BenNewt

    BenNewt New Member

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    According to one study I read, crawdads are the #1 forage of juvenile flatheads. So maybe a flathead would see a lobster and have child hood flashbacks.:roll_eyes:

    That being said though, I think the kind of lobsters you can buy at the market are salt water species and they would probably live about 30 seconds in Ohio waters. A dead lobster would be killer turtle bait I bet....
     
  18. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    The only reason this has crossed my mind is because years ago, I used to bring my big flatheads home with me, put them in the bait tank to get pictures the next morning in daylight with the old polar camera. I would go to get them to see handfulls of crawdads laying in the bottom of the bait tank that they puked up from being stressed out. So, that told me that they move very shallow at night and were eating a healthy supply of crawfish. A lobster probably won't live long in our waters, but I gotta try to see and learn the "what if" thing. Who knows? As funny as it is, it may not be far fetched! Or maybe im nuts!:big_smile::roll_eyes: rollo
     
  19. restorerancientiron

    restorerancientiron New Member

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    I do know alot of trophy channel cats have been taken off of crawdads for sure.That is another reason why the fishing is so good when the rivers and lakes flood in the spring.
     
  20. JBrooks

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    A better question is, what size and what kind of hook will you use? :smile2:
    Triple hook rig with 11/0 Trophy Kats? :eek:oooh: