where not to look for flatheads

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by slikk03, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    ok alot of people want to know wewe to target flatheads , but whatshoulod you stay away from , what typ of loocations dont hold floatheads , i fish points ,just thgoght this woulod be a good post
     
  2. MichaelP

    MichaelP New Member

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    My local supermarket only carries channel cats. So Id definitely say the supermarket for starters.:smile2:
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    MY HOOK!!! Never has any flatheads.:embarassed:

    Fast moving, main channels typically don't hold flatheads!
     
  4. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I've caught flatheads in every kind of water, just depends if they are moving or not. Generally they wont be found as often in fast water but if the river comes up and not really anywhere for them to go they will be all over.
     
  5. CATFISHERMAN001

    CATFISHERMAN001 New Member

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    I would have to go with "on land". That is a place where you will not find them, other than that I have caught Flatheads in deap water drifting over flat slow moving water, and shallow as 18" of water in the river in log jams with swift current.
     
  6. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    a swiming pool :smile2:
     
  7. Da Chummer

    Da Chummer New Member

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    I never seem to have any luck in clear water. I remember one year fishing the verde river above horseshoe lake and from the runoff it was chocolate as chocolate gets. We were catching Channels and Flatheads 24/7. Once the runoff stopped and the water got clear we stopped catching fish. Backed down to the lake and hit the stained water and found fish again. I like to fish stained water or chocolate water and never have luck in clear water.
     
  8. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    the reason i posted this is becouse i want to fish a cove with a tone of structer, but its far from deep water, i talked to a guy that said they dont get them rhere, its got alot of presser in the day so i dought there holding in the structer, also will they hold in 4 foot
     
  9. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    all joking aside he is rite bro to much pressure in the day and far from deep water will hurt the big flat bite but who knows try it and see and let us know
     
  10. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Lately I have been finding them in deeper water in relation to the average depth, around steep drop offs. A little current has also been key (I think).
     
  11. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    In my cooler. :big_smile: But that is just a personal preference. I have nothing against anyone keeping some to eat!!! :wink:
     
  12. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Alaska, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Canada, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusettes, Vermont, New Hampshire, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Puerto Rico.
     
  13. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    i bet he getting tired of all the smart remarks :smile2:
     
  14. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    I'll never get tired of you catoon. :big_smile:
     
  15. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    aint that fella still looking for you in the is your woman a redneck thread lol lmao
     
  16. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    You better get back to HI before you get in trouble again. :wink:
     
  17. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    :smile2:lol :smile2: you probally rite
     
  18. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Limblines or bushhooks catch the biggest flatheads and they are generally
    set so that the live baitfish is suspended less than a foot beneath the
    water where the trees overhang the water near a deep hole of the river
    or where the river is undermining the root ball of a really huge tree on
    the outside of a sharp bend. As the wind blows, the movement of the
    branches tends to jig the wounded baitfish just enough that it must
    struggle to remain ready to escape if attacked from below. Right method,
    right time, right place equals hooked fish on a line that he can't break
    regardless of his struggle. Especially if you use a really solid brass swivel
    and check each of your lines several times during the day or night you
    have it out. If you build it, they will come.