New Flathead catfish fisherman

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by DensSang, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. DensSang

    DensSang New Member

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    Any tips on flathead fishing i have a shakespeare tidewater reel and a Bass pro IM-6 7foot rod will those do the job
     
  2. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    Really it mostly depends on the action of the rod, and the gears and speed of the reel. If the rod is a hevy or medium action but a big hefty rod it will work good for up to pobably 75+ pounders. i have a shakespere that i have the most luck on outta all my poles is a 6' tiger...something medium action and i caught my biggest fish on it last year with 25 pound test, the flathead weighed 35lbs or so. Hope this answered ur question a little better.
     

  3. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    If the rod is medium heavy with at least 25lb. line will be good, but use what you have and see. And welcome to the best catfishing site on the net!
     
  4. QuincyFisher

    QuincyFisher New Member

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    Where do u live at Densang? If you tell us that maybe we could help you with some locations to fish for flatties.
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    My main tip is to be paitent..Trophy flatheads dont feed everyday..You need to pick a prime location, on a river I would look for a bend, with snags in it...Fish the deep water in the day, and move to shallow water at night..use fresh cut bait or live bait..good luck!
     
  6. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    What flatheadhunter said!

    Flathead are fish of the big rivers and if you find snags you will find them.

    OPINION: Snags, BIG fish and lite line :confused: ?
     
  7. truck

    truck New Member

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    What the other guys said,your gear will do just fine.Lots of cats are caught on zebco 33's every year.Use good bait and don't give up easy;)
     
  8. FlatGetter

    FlatGetter New Member

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    I think that should do alright, but I known people with a tidewater and they dont cast for nothing.
     
  9. balddaddy91

    balddaddy91 New Member

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    so true patience is the key
     
  10. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Your outfit should work... Just takes time and patience...:crying: