Mouthful

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by fullstringer, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. fullstringer

    fullstringer Member

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    Who said you can't catch small fish on big bait. This gill had a 7/0 King Kahle Hook in its back. It took me a while to decide whether a fish was setting off my bait clicker or if I just had a hyper pumpkinseed for bait. HAHA! :smile2:
     

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  2. WhiskerWayne

    WhiskerWayne New Member

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    I love these cats, big stomachs.

    The ChannelCats in the lake I fish will often grab my bluegills, I have the same problem, is that a bite? or just a scared sunfish? lol
     

  3. MSgtCatfish

    MSgtCatfish New Member

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    Indeed, these fish will try eating something bigger than them. I like when my brim or shad start thumping, like you said, he's getting a hit or something fierce is swirling around him getting ready to pounce on him, makes you watch that rod extra hard don't it LOL!
     
  4. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    I have caught a bunch of small flatheads on big bait. You have to admire the tenacity of these beasts. Here is a pic of one I caught on a 5 inch green sunfish. I couldnt hardly tell if I hooked him but he sure hit the bait pretty hard, for a lil guy.
     
  5. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Oops, forgot the pic.:embarassed::0a33::smile2:
     

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  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is a very good picture, thanks for sharing
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a nice job on the Flathead.
     
  8. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    I've ran into plenty of those greedy little punks!
     
  9. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    About three weeks ago I got snagged and lost my bait hook leader and swivel. I rebaited up and had a run pulled up about 8pounder. Upon opening his mouth I saw a leader sticking it out of its mouth. I thought to myself wouldn't it be something it this was my set up. Surprise he had my just snagged fish half way down his gullet and my other bait fish hanging in its mouth....:eek:oooh:
     
  10. maumee river man

    maumee river man New Member

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    thats awesome