More Flatheads-April 26

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by stumpjumper, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    My wife and I hit Nickajack (TN river) this past weekend and got into some more Flatheads. The odd thing was that they were unusually small :sad2:

    I have such a huge respect for Flatheads that I am happy with any size, anytime :big_smile:

    We ended up catching 8 Flatheads total. We also had two doubles this trip :crazy: The largest fish was around 12 pounds. The smallest was somewhere around 1.5 pounds, and was the smallest I have ever caught. Most were around 8 pounds.

    The other crazy thing is that we caught them deep (25'-55'). In fact, I have never caught a Flathead in over 45'! Most fish were caught on live bluegills, However, they seemed to hit the Bluegills that were starting to get sluggish (half dead). We also caught them on cutbait. My guess is that the big Flats were on more of a shallow water night bite. Anyone have any suggestions?

    I know it looks like my wife caught them all... I did catch the 1.5#er :smile2:
     

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  2. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    great report.. i would say the bigger flats were more shallow than that deep water you were talking about. but who knows ??? :smile2::eek:oooh: rollo
     

  3. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Awesome report Marc! I'd take a day like that anyday!

    Flats are more in deep water druing early spring until the getta moving and start migrating upstream. I'd stick to your same tactics until they quit biting.

    Fishing shallow is more of a warmer water/summer thing. But for now, stay and thing DEEP!
     
  4. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Nice fish, thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice Flatheads, Marc.
     
  6. catfishbrett

    catfishbrett New Member

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    Congrats on the fish. I'd take flats like that anyday!
     
  7. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    Nice looking fish.
     
  8. healthydrink

    healthydrink New Member

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    LOOKS LIKE ALOT OF FUN. GREAT FISHIN TRIP
     
  9. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    looks like yall found em, now fry em up!!!
     
  10. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Dang Marc :eek:oooh: ! Your wife is starting to make the rest of us look bad :crazy:! Keep up with the great posts and pics! :big_smile:
     
  11. Timber Cat

    Timber Cat New Member

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    Those are some really nice fish.Glad ya'll had a great time out!:big_smile:
     
  12. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Nice flats. :big_smile:
     
  13. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    some good flats thanks for sharing
     
  14. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    nice fish keep us posted on how you do
     
  15. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Man O Man everyone seems to be geeting these flatheads but me... But mine will come shortly.. the time is slowly aproching
     
  16. caneycat

    caneycat New Member

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    Nice yella cats, WTG!
     
  17. CATFISHERMAN001

    CATFISHERMAN001 New Member

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    That is some good fish, thanks for sharing. I guess the 26th was a good day to fish everywhere.
     
  18. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    good night of fishing....those are some nice ones!
     
  19. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is a great fishing trip in my eyes. Good luck and I hope you are more satisfied the next time. Thanks for sharing with us.