What's the best bait to use for White River flathead catfish?

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by stan the man, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. stan the man

    stan the man New Member

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    whats the best bait for flat heads around down town indy and are they live or dead and whats the length on them?
     
  2. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    You can never go wrong with live bluegills... anysize - no matter where you fish.

    Welcome to the BOC!
     

  3. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    I'll second that...W
     
  4. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I third that!!!! But Live shad is also pretty good.. or big ol fat creek chubs
     
  5. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    live bluegills, sunfish (prefereably green sunfish, they are extra hardy), and live creek chubs
     
  6. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    one more thing... dont do whatever im doing.. im setting a GREAT example on how to NOT catch fish in the white river:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  7. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Well Kyle, man... What will it take for us to land something here, last night on those cut shad we definately was getting the action but nothing to show for our efforts.

    However, you did catch a very nice Channel last time we was out. I would settle for anything even a Gar! Lol :smile2:
     
  8. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    if Kyle wants we could go to the 16th st dam this evening insted....
     
  9. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    im not picky... i just wanna catch fish!!:eek:oooh:
     
  10. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Well dang, I might need to bring a cane and just suck it up!. Gosh dog it, I want to fish!!!
     
  11. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Kyle, what do you say to going to get some Shad over at 10th and Lynhurst?, I have a pair of rubber waders (they dont fit me) you can throw on if you wanna get on the ledge to get more and more.

    I will buy a bag of ice to freeze them down on too.
     
  12. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    LOL :smile2: Well cmon!
     
  13. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    I get off work at 5, I am looking at the 16th St Dam out the window right now!


    :smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  14. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    ive got bout an hour or so to catch more shad.. you need some for the freezer jim? Shane? ive got about 30 in mine, but if you guys need some, ill go get em
     
  15. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Kyle, how many you planning on getting?. I would use a few tonight, especially after the hitting tha shad head I had hooked on last night.
     
  16. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    Ive got about 30 here, but ill catch some fresh ones for tonight
     
  17. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    So I take it 16th works for you Jim
     
  18. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    not sure how long my lil battery operated aerator will work on them shad, but ill give it a whirl.. ill bring my cooler full of ice to.. bet i need it within 30 mins
     
  19. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I will bring the gills and some shrimp
     
  20. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a plan to me, ill be there around 430-5... see yall then