Reservoir Flatheads

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Apache Flats, May 10, 2008.

  1. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    I fish at a reservoir that is 620 acres/water temp right now is around 70 /max dept is around 32 feet. My question is should I be fishing in shallow water say around 4-10 feet or in deeper water this time of year. In sept - oct I do really well in 10 13 feet at this lake. Thanks for any info I can get on this.
     
  2. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    We've been fishing in a smaller lake too. Maximum depth is 14' and we've been catching them at night right up next to the bank. Floating bluegils with no weight. Very shallow at night.:crazy:
     

  3. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    Never used a bobber for flatties, do you use a big bobber? Also how long of a leader do you use? Sounds interesting to try it out next time.
     
  4. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I use a big float and no weight. I fish the bluegill about 4-5 feet under the float. With no weight...the bluegill can slap the top of the water and that is what seems to be catching the fish.:crazy:
     
  5. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Also most of the time....the float comes right up to the bank in just a couple feet of water and that seems to be working great. We caught 2 in the last 2 weeks that weighed over 40 each.:crazy:
     
  6. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    My next trip is on the 30th, if I dont get any runs in the 10-13 range on the first night I will try shallow with a bobber on the 2nd night. Thanks