Rivers with far flats

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by slikk03, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i was wondering , we went to the illinois river to try to fish we found the only spot we could find and noticed the flats went about a half of a mile out before it reached the channel i was thinking this place sucked, can u catch flatheads on mile fare out flats i dont think it was good, im not an expert on big river fishing but i gues the qwestion is do u need deeper water near by to get flatheads , how far out will they wander from the main channel, i always hear to fish close to the bank but all this was was a big flat ,it was were the river looked like a lake ,