the way i fish for flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by katkiller77, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    I usually use a Zebco 888 with 30 trilene big game on a 7 foot heavy action fresh water graphite pole also I use a 3 to 5 ounce egg sinker with a 30lb rated swivel and wire leader 40 lb rated and a 3/0 laser sharp circle hook it works Rick
     
  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Rick, I use this setup for all my catfish species. Abu Garcia 6000/6500, Berkley 6'6" medium heavy rod, 100# Power Pro braid, Carolina rig, 50# mono or fluorocarbon leader, Gamakatsu 8.0 Octopus circle hooks. I am planning on upgrading to the 7'6" American Spirit pro series rods for their extra eyes.
    Bill in SC
     

  3. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Sounds good Rick, thanks for sharing. I use a Penn 309 w/20lb mono on a 7' Roddy Gator Tail rod 3-way swivel rig 9/0 King Kahle hook w/ live Bluegills. !0' berkley glo-stick w/Okuma ABF90 spinning reel 20lb mono.:big_smile:
     
  4. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Well this is what I grab when heading out for Mr.Flattie. I got a 7000 Abu pro-Rochet on an 11' Diawa EM cast heavy action rod,with 20 or 40# big cat line. The other outfit I grab is a Abu 6500 C3 on a 9' Berkley med. heavy action rod with 20 to 30# big cat line.
    I use a variety of hooks from 6/0 to 10/0 octopus circle octopus king kahle and bait hooks.
    Sinker are something that varies with the area and how I'm fishing at the time.
    I use a home made version of a cat bobber type float some time.
    If I'm fishing where I know there are toothy critters like musky i also use a 30# test wire leader.Since the like the bid gills and such that makes good cat fish bait.
    Happy hookin and tight lines to ya.
     
  5. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    2 medium heavy rods 2 okuma avenger baitfeeder reels 65pound spiderwire 40pound test shock leader carolina rig 8/0 gama oct circle:wink:
     
  6. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    Abu 6500 c3,trophy or 6000 on a
    7.5 ft Quantum Bigcat.
    25-30 lbtest Suffix
    7/0 gamakatsu oct hook
    2-4 oz No roll sinker
    104 lb rated swivel
    10 inch leader.30-40 lb test

    and.......when throw monster baits
    Penn 310,209 and a Shimano TR200 on a
    7.5 ft Quantum Bigcat
    40 lb big game
    8/0 -10/0 Gama oct hook

    Is it spring yet?:big_smile: