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Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by CatfishWEIRDO, Aug 21, 2005.
What are the best locations for targeting these fish?
I fish the old river system that was flooded,old river bends,creek to river junction areas,trees,dikes with large rock,creek channels,old pond dams,sumerged road beds,sumerged bridges,deep holes,>most the areas I fish are upstream in the old river systems.There's alot of good things in lakes to hold flatheads.It all depends on the season,water temp,and all the other conditions that comes with fishing.Any structure you can find in an area with deep water near.I fish alot of open water areas(like old home places that wre flooded) these are candy stores.I like heavy structure,not necessarily thick stuff like crappie brush,but heavy stuff like trees,logs,large rock,you get the idea.You'll get all kind of info on this subject and it will all help you.It's all good stuff,and it's from all different types of lakes and from different states which gives you a large amount of info.I myself fish a 56,000 acre lake in South Carolina. :0a26:
Late May to mid June, the flatheads were pushing the shad schools into the shallows about 1-2 foot of water, seems it would be easier for them to trap their prey. A lot of big flats was caught on live baitfish during this period of time. That was before the hot humid weather hit the area.
I'm with mudhole, fish the struture and channels.
I know a lot of crappie fishermen put out a lot of structure (brushpiles), it seems to me a good catman would put out some structure for the cats. I know channels and I would assume flatheads, hang out at some of the crappie structure I know about.
Thanks for the info guys im going out this weekend ill let you know how i do.
Set up on a flat close to a deep water channel. Big Flatheads will move up shallow to feed at night. If there are gills in the area the cats will be there sooner or later. I love a good Catfight.