Need help catching flathead catfish - Flatheads, Flatheads, Flatheads!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by hailei, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. hailei

    hailei New Member

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    i have tried jugz, cast net, trot lines, shad, whole, cut, brim, whole , cut, and fishin the hoochee river in AL! any help would be beauttyful
     
  2. Nightprowler

    Nightprowler New Member

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    Dude welcome to the B.O.C.
     

  3. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    Well part of the problem is you are scaring the life out of the fish, just look at that mug shot.lol. Just kidding, welcome to the BOC.
     
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    welcome to the boc , hang out and you will learn alot gaurenteed
     
  5. eaglesfan00000

    eaglesfan00000 New Member

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    Just keep trying different holes and different live bait. Recast
    every 30 45 minutes because alot of times the noise from the splash
    will draw flatheads, and they have eyes on the top of there head so if there
    close to where you throw it let see it float down and grab it . I've
    had that happen alot this year and I've started doing it more. I've had it run as soon as I lossened the drag and set it down. But keep on trying flathead
    are everywhere in that river but I would try to find a deep hole that nobody
    can fish. I had trouble finding a honey hole because I don't have a boat.
    But I finally found a honey hole but I have to walk 1 mile to it. But it's worth it. Hope that helps, another this is whats the temparture of the water where you are.
     
  6. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Welcome to the Boc:0a18:
     
  7. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Hey hailei, welcome to the Brotherhood. I ain't caught a flat yet so all I can tell you is keep on trying.

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  8. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    Welcome to the Brotherhood halei, you'll learn a lot here, just keep visiting and reading,it's all here .
     
  9. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC! I haven't caught one yet either...good luck
     
  10. bigcatJoe

    bigcatJoe New Member

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    Welcome to boc....
     
  11. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    Wecome To The Brotherhood !!!!
     
  12. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC..:cool2:
     
  13. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!!!
     
  14. Pylodictis Olivaris

    Pylodictis Olivaris New Member

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    Live bait and patience are the 2 most important things if you can handle that the people on this site can give you pointers on everything else! Don't worry they will come.
     
  15. 1 cattin dude

    1 cattin dude New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC! I've never caught any flats on rod-n-reel so don't feel bad. Just stick around and these guys will teach you a lot!
     
  16. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    hailei, you got to be where their at, I fish a lake where there is not many flathead, theres lots of channel. Also I fish mostly day light and flat heads like dark or nights. What are others catching where you're fishing? Also... what kind of dog is that in your profile? Its a nice looking pooch.:smile2:
     
  17. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Location is the key to catching flatheads..They are usually not as abudent as other catfish species..Look for log jams, deep holes, bends on rivers usually contain what you are looking for..During periods of very high water try to find slack water areas..My best bait for flatheads is fresh cut shad, and gold fish...Be paitent if a big ole flatty is in a log jam and he just ate a 5-lb carp he may not feed for a few days...Pay attention to weather patterns..Flathead love a stable barameter of at least 3 days...I find that flatheads are more affected by the weather than other catfish.
     
  18. WOOD18

    WOOD18 New Member

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    Welcome To Boc. Everyone Is Right, It Takes Patience. I Fish With Fresh Caught Shad That I Keep On Ice. I Have Also Used Live Goldfish In The Past. It All Boils Down To Patience And Fishing Where They Are.
     
  19. Wayne J.

    Wayne J. New Member

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    Try finding out what their natural food source is, at least that will give you some idea what to use for bait. good luck and good fishing:cool2:
     
  20. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.... Try night crawlers... i have luck down that way when im at my Grandfathers on the Warrior River...