Minnesota river flathead bait

Discussion in 'MINNESOTA RIVERS TALK' started by dano40, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    What is the best bait to use on the Minnesota river for flathead catfish?
     
  2. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    I dont know about there but small blue gill is good, flathead bait
     

  3. catnipmn

    catnipmn New Member

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    suckers, chubs, bullheads all will work.
     
  4. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    I'll second what he said.
    Don't rule out the fresh cut though. One of my Mates. Has bagged alot of nice flats on cut...
     
  5. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    I've tried cut bait before for flatheads, even kept it fresh with no luck other than turtles.
     
  6. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Keep it as an option Mate!!!!
    Your right I've seen many a turtle caught on cut....
    But I had an experience last year where I pulled a 24 and 26 lb flathead in with in 10 MIN on cut....
    I'm not a cut fan personally like my contest partner is... but it will work in some instances.
    Good luck