weird runs

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by slikk03, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i missed alot of flats , id be in freespool, my cliker would go off and then id engage the reel but they would not run wen i engaged the reel just tugged, missed em all what shoulds i of done
     
  2. mavmannate

    mavmannate New Member

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    you lost me.... no idea what your refering too! lol... maybe its something i just dont know the same terminology for! eeecks!

    ... are you talking about your anti-reverse??
     

  3. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Try tight lining with Gamakatsu octopus circle hooks and see if your hookup improves.

    Bill in SC
     
  4. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i did that but they never hit but thats what i plan on using from now
     
  5. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    That's what I would try slikk. Just let the rod fully load with a circle.
     
  6. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    And if that don't work for you try a quick strike rig. One way or the other should do it...W
     
  7. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Well I gotta ask, how do you know it's Flatheads dropping the bait? Or is it just wishful thinking :eek:oooh:
     
  8. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    I,d try changing the area where your fishing.Sounds like smaller fish messing with you.:wink:
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    How do you no they are flatheads...when that happens to me it is usually turtles or gar..I doubt they are flatheads.
     
  10. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    I've had this happen several times and when it does for me 9 times outa 10 it's a channel that can't get the bait all the way down and the other 1 time it's a small flat. those channel will get your clicker screamin and heart pumpin just to let you down but I'd do like previously stated try tight lining
     
  11. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    yep, alot of time channels like to grab and go and then drop the baits:confused2:
     
  12. cat-tracker

    cat-tracker New Member

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    It's probably channels hitting your bait, like other previous post try circle hooks and tightline it. Or try one of our sponsor's double hook rig, might get it hooked on one of them, it has improved my hook-up no matter it's a channel or flathead.

    http://www.wildwolfproducts.com/2hook.htm
     
  13. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    ok had something happen to me yesterday I couldn't figure out and this seemed to the be the appropriate post, yesterday I was fishing one of my new spots and I was using cut and whole shad with a 6 gama octo circle and I was tight lining. I wasn't paying close attention to my rod behind me because I was skippin rocks with my youngest son and heard a crash and look back to see my penn slammer layin on it's side double over. As I'm picking up my rod I'm positive the fish is hooked picked it up and started reeling and pop nothing. what do you guys think happened?
     
  14. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Try smaller bait. If that don't work then it was Gar in the first place.
     
  15. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    Coulda been a big fish clamped down on the bait, making you think the fish was on, then the bait was dropped and the line went slack. The hook probably didn't find it's mark. Have you tried 8/0?
     
  16. Naack

    Naack New Member

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    i love the circle hooks but 1 guestion i have for you... any chance your using a slip weight system and they are bringing the bait to you ? it would explain why your not feeling anything.. mabe reel in til you find em their :big_smile:
     
  17. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    i have seen blues and channel bring the bait you and then take off then just drop the bait sorry i am not bill :big_smile::big_smile:
     
  18. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    slikk more then likely they are either channels turtles or gar but if you are using cicrle hooks i wont not free spool line tight line and lock your let the fish load up the rod that is what cicrle are made for
     
  19. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    if theyre comin at you, real in til you find the fish, then start over and let them load from there. if you get really impatient, and you're positive they have the bait, try reeling down on them
     
  20. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    I was actually fishing for channels when this happened so I downsized to 6's, it's been pretty cool here (hasn't broke 78 in a week) so the flathead bite is slow.