Nebraska lake for flathead catfish

Discussion in 'NEBRASKA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by cicnolo, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. cicnolo

    cicnolo New Member

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    hey, whats everyones choice of best ne. flathead LAKE? sherman? harland? calamus??
     
  2. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    i talked to some people at the outdoor show that had an album full of big flathead in it they were from sherman i was also told that branched oak has alot of nice ones in it to
     

  3. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    Branched Oak for sure. They are Catch and Release only. They were introduced to help take care of the white perch problem, and uh....they've been feasting for a few years now.

    SudDawg
     
  4. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    yeah branched oak would be all right if you could get away from all the ski boats i guess go during the week you'd probably be ok
     
  5. fishhunter44

    fishhunter44 New Member

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    Don't forget about the Tri County canal system. Lots of flats in there, and you always have a chance to hit a home run by catching one over 40lbs any given night.
     
  6. mazdabob

    mazdabob New Member

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    wheres that at??
     
  7. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    some where out west in B.F.E :eek:oooh:
     
  8. Zombie76

    Zombie76 New Member

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    The Tri-County canal system starts at lake McConaughy and runs east. It includes Midway, Sutherland, Gallagher, and Plum Creek lakes to name a few. I read that flats in the 20 to 30 lb range are quite common at Gallagher.
     
  9. fishhunter44

    fishhunter44 New Member

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    We fish Gallagher's and Midway quite a bit. In 2005 we did real well catching some over 20lbs, biggest was 47. You just gotta look for the spots where there are current breaks and stuff like that. They're in there.
     
  10. fishinjunky

    fishinjunky Member

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    i'd go with sherman, its got half the boating traffic as calamus and the fishin is twice as good. but if you wanna catch some real big fish you gotta fish the river.
     
  11. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    im with ya on that one:wink:
     
  12. camochris2

    camochris2 New Member

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    the river all the way and please let go all the big ones they dont get that big bye eating them thanks cpr
     
  13. odtimr

    odtimr New Member

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    I heard they have recently been pulling in some nice ones at the inlet at Johnsons Lake, some nice flatheads in this lake. Luck
     
  14. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    i know harlans got some good flattys in there, fish off the rocks or theres an inlet south of alma too
     
  15. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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  16. catfish_jordan

    catfish_jordan New Member

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    johnsons lake has some big one in there if you can find them.also ive never caught a flathead a branched oak,maybe someone can give me some pointers/hints to where they are.
     
  17. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    i would guess drift i dont know though talk to fishjunky i think he goes over there alot... before he discovered that the river was funner
     
  18. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Johnson Lake does have nice flatheads. Try August with live bait like shad, bluegill. the inlet has the best action.
     
  19. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    I 2nd this respose, but I prefer the Missouri & Platte Rivers when it comes to targeting trophy cats.



    J
     
  20. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Hi Catfisherman! My name is Mark Siebrass. Just joined the BOC. I'm from Hastings, Ne. I have 2 boys, ages 2 & 3. Can't wait to teach them the sport of fishing, especially for those catfish.

    Thanks BOC for such a great forum!!:big_smile: