when do u get the big ones

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by shane hershey, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. shane hershey

    shane hershey New Member

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    hey guys ,quick question.
    when does it seem you start hooking the bigger fish.for me it's usually around 1am till daylight.just thought i'd ask.
     
  2. kat king

    kat king New Member

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    well i have not really caught bigg ones my pb is a 18lb channel and i have had the most luck between 11pm and sunrise they say flatheads top feeding time is betwen 4am and 8 am is it true i dont know:wink:
     

  3. shane hershey

    shane hershey New Member

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    possible last sundays 26.5 came at 4:30am
     
  4. littlecat

    littlecat New Member

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    well me i caught my personal best at 7PM still daylight this year
     
  5. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    For me the hottest bite is from 3:00AM untill you can see good enough to take off your head lamp
     
  6. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Whenever they decide to bite:smile2: I'd just say that it's when they are close to your bait and they're in a feeding mood. I've got nice fish anywhere from an hour before dark till 2-3 in the morning.
     
  7. shane hershey

    shane hershey New Member

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    how deep were you fishin littlecat?
     
  8. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    I usually hook the big ones late at night.
     
  9. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    It's always when I walk away from my rod to relieve myself:smile2:
     
  10. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    to be honest, i have caught big flatheads just after dark, an hour after, another hour after that etc... I think all fish are conditioned to their own .. think about it, we all don't eat at the same time, some of us prefer breakfast, some not!:wink: I have caught some biguns in the morning as well... The period that seems to be slow here is between 1am and 3 am for some reason... maybe they are just sittin and bull-sittin between meals:roll_eyes: rollo
     
  11. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Don't know ,I'll let you know soon as I catch one.:eek:oooh:
     
  12. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    It seems to vary each time out but I like the period from dark till midnight best then its hit or miss throughout the night and it seems to get good again before daylight arrives.
     
  13. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    the same here. usually around 11:00 to midnight. then I sleep till about daybreak, and they start biting again.
     
  14. Hoopie

    Hoopie New Member

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    I have caught flats at all times of the day and nite. The bigger ones being in the darkness so far. I am still chasing the dandy day time flat as a matter of fact I'll be out in the morning going after them.
     
  15. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    my biggest came at noon, here lately i just make it easy on myself and don't get the bigguns! :smile2:
     
  16. kevinmays

    kevinmays New Member

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    most of the 60 plus lbers i have caught were between 1am and 5am on clear summer nights.

    i caught a 82 lb flathead at 8pm on a threadfin shad 15 ft deep
    biggest catch ever was a 90lb blue at 10 pm just after dark on a 2 lb hickory shad(live) 40 ft deep
     
  17. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Was gonna post,Till I saw it was for flats,which I dont fish for .Cant deleate so heres my post
     
  18. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    Most big ones I caught was after midnight.
     
  19. TheRiverRat

    TheRiverRat New Member

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    I catch moast of my big flatties from about 10pm - 1am:0a22:
     
  20. woodchucker

    woodchucker New Member

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    My biggest flatheads,
    69lbs-3:30 am
    30lbs-11pm
    26lbs-7:30pm(still daylight)