whats up with the flathead catfish bite?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by saros2500, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    they must still remember what happened the last time they bit in the spring! :big_smile:
     
  2. bigcat54

    bigcat54 New Member

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    You find out, let us know. I tryed to figure them out the last 3 years.

    Chad
    :sad2:
     

  3. Biscuit

    Biscuit New Member

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    I been out 10 or 11 times now and only had 2 hits caught one 6 pounder, i dont know what wrong, going sun, mon and wed this week, hope they start hitting...
     
  4. screamnreels

    screamnreels Member

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    It's been the same way here since the spawn??????????
     
  5. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    I'm with you bro, all I caught lately is a few smaller channels. My best guess would be because of the record average low temperature we set this last month that the spawn may be running twice as long. This time last year we were killin em. I know the shad have just started running too so that could have something to do with it, they might be to busy eating them to think about chasing our live bait.
     
  6. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Bites back on here in western Pa.,hope it picks up where you are too!:wink:
     
  7. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    bite isn't too bad here on the east side of PA either
     
  8. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    Keith
    aint very good here in southeast ohio either
     
  9. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    I hope that's coming to the Southwest then.
    I've gone out every night this week and specifically targeted flatheads, all I end up with is a few channel cats. :roll_eyes:


    / James
     
  10. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Bingo! I tghink you are right!
     
  11. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    You think that applies to Ohio too?
    I was picking up on some of them last month, nothing huge though.
    A buddy of mine landed a 30 lb'er that had a nice mark on his back, that's the only thing I've seen of great size in the past 2 months.

    I've been targetting them sooooo hard this month because I figured the spawn would be over. I need a new avatar! Not to mention I've literally gone up 7 nights straight in spots that I've produced flatheads last month, and even new spots - and nothing.

    Live bait, cut bait. Shad, suckers, drum, bass, you name it. Not one flat this month.
     
  12. gamaCatsu

    gamaCatsu New Member

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    no problem here... i just start fishing shallow water around the time they start spawing up until they finish. and i havent had any problems using live bluegill,bream,and shad. ive seen more and more that look as if they have been beat to death, that must mean the spawn is almost over an there starting to feed more. try shallow water and lots of cover
     
  13. hunterhnc20

    hunterhnc20 Member

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    Saturday from 6 pm to 11 pm we caught 13 flatheads and 2 channels. Biggest was right under 12 lbs but it was fun.
     
  14. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    Bite's fine in SE PA. They'll turn on veryyyyy soon if they haven't already, keep those lines in the water! The flats i've been catching look like they owed Michael Corleone some money. They are BEAT up