We all know that a flathead catfish will eat anything and everything that it could fit in it's mouth. I'm pretty sure in some instances they have chomped down on birds and mammals too. But in my river, I found to use certain baits at certain times of the year. My question is there certain baits you use at certain times of the season? Confidence is the most important factor in flathead fishing so what baits are you most confident with during a particular season? Here's mine. Spring: I love to use suckers. The river is still cold enough for the sucker to be comfortable and swim around making noise. Suckers are cold water fish and the using them in the summer is not as effective because the river is usually hotter. Summer: Bass and bullheads are my prefered baits. Sunfish will always work, but if you're looking for the big one, bass and bullheads are the way to go. They are big lively and just the right 1 meal for gigantor flathead. Fall: I have my best sucess using fish with mushy meat like shiners, chubbs, and cut suckers. I used to strictly bluegills in the fall, but found out for some reason they don't like the spiny baits.