What do you look for in a river flathead spot?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by mcseal2, May 28, 2009.

  1. mcseal2

    mcseal2 Active Member

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    Just curious what other people's favorite places to fish were, here is my list of what I like to see.

    1. Complex wood cover, multiple old trees lots of cover
    2. Decent depth, 2-4ft where fishing with 6-20ft within 30ft
    3. Some current with a good current break to fish behind
    4. Other good spots nearby, not just 1 good hole in a long barren stretch.
    5. Shallow feeding area nearby preferably a good sandbar or rocks

    Just curious what some other people liked to look for.
     
  2. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Wood cover/log jams, deep water/outside bends, current breaks/large rocks or boulders, gravel or rocky bottom, and riffles.
     

  3. Blakemo

    Blakemo New Member

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    I havent fished for flatheads much at all but id imgaine finding baitfish is pretty important:cool2:
     
  4. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Seems to me like you pretty well nailed it.

    A couple of specific spots I like to put my bait: (in no particular order)

    A.) bottom of as drop from a sandbar down into the channel

    2.) near the head of a whole or channel that runs in between the bank and a shallower stretch.

    iii.) just outside the wood that extends down off a steeply dropping shoreline

    d.) just over the lip of the dropoff at a creek mouth

    5.) etc.
     
  5. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    "near the head of a whole or channel that runs in between the bank and a shallower stretch"


    Here's one I've never heard anyone mention but I'm starting to target more and more... I've noticed that if I can find something like say ... an island near deep water. Then the channel that is created between it and the shore tends to have fish come through it.
     
  6. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    dams hold alot to, but dont expect them to bite hard like down river, you gotta bouce that bait and put it in front of them
     
  7. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    I like numbers 2 thru 5.I live in Pittsburgh PA,3 rivers area.We have very little wood cover.Use wood in a couple lakes I fish though.I also have a couple deep holes(30 ft or more) that I like to try during the day in summer,if I can,t get out at night.My main Go To spots are all eddies of some sort.They all have some kinda cover in them.WELCOME to the BOC Heath!:big_smile:
     
  8. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    Good post Heath and welcome to the boc:big_smile: