Think like a Flathead

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by loanwizard, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    I posted this about 2 years ago and thought with all the new people around and the voracious appetite for Flathead information that I would resurrect it.
    Enjoy!


    Since we are talking fish, maybe it's time for school! If you want to catch a fish you gotta think like a fish. Ok, I'm a flathead.... not a fathead a flathead. It is getting dark and I arise from my daylong slumber. I've been laying on the down current side of a log all day trying to get some rest out of the current. By Golly, I am hungry, I wonder if the drive through is open? I think I'll head to the head of the hole, stretch my tail a little and see if the current brings anything tasty down. Hmm... I am still hungry. Where them tasty baitfish at? I bet they're nosed up to some structure or hidin in the bushes. They can run but they can't hide for I am the supreme ruler of the water. Let's check that tree that comes in the water there. I think I see some fish hidin up there near the bank. Hey, look at that dummy shad, he's just out there thrashin around like it's nothing, I wonder if he's hurt... yup I smell blood! Dang I'm hungry! There he is, he doesn't even act like I'm here.... Bam! Got you you little bugger! Ouch What the H%$#!? There's a pain in my jaw! I'm gonna run away from here Dang that hurts! OWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!! What's that light?!!?!?!?! Elizabeth I'm coming to join you! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! it's a fisherman! What's he doing in the shallow, they usually plunk crap out in the middle!

    That's the life of a flathead. Luckily, this one was caught photo'd and released.

    Yes, Flatheads go shallow in the night.

    Shawn(OH)
     
  2. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    great way to look at things
     

  3. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Shawn,
    Thanks for the information. Im sure that will help a few out. Very easy to understand. rspd507
     
  4. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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  5. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    True, I have caught them in less than 2 ft of water.You need to put the bait out and be patient.Also be quiet as they are easily disturbed when in the shallows.Thanks.
     
  6. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    That was a unique way of saying "flatheads go shallow at night", thx and have a great day!
     
  7. caneycat

    caneycat New Member

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    Thanks for the post, I will try thinking like a fish the next time I go fishing!
     
  8. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Judging by the fish in your avatar, you already have! :wink:
     
  9. caneycat

    caneycat New Member

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    Thanks! I got him on one of my noodles but this spring and summer I want to take my first night fishing trip and go after them on R&R!
     
  10. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    It only makes sense. Thanks for the valuable info.