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#10913137 - 06/12/15 12:47 PM Best way to catch flatheads???
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Registered: 01/18/15
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Looking to catch a few flatheads as I've heard they are the better tasting of all catfish! Not sure how true it is but I wouldn't mind having a few fillets for the freezer. I'm a beginner at this so the more info(Weights, baits etc) the better. Thanks in advance
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#10913240 - 06/12/15 01:29 PM Re: Best way to catch flatheads??? [Re: Action_Jackson]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
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Post we had going a while back.

flathead

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#10913949 - 06/12/15 07:39 PM Re: Best way to catch flatheads??? [Re: Action_Jackson]
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They like live bait. Perch are your best bet.

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#10914110 - 06/12/15 09:14 PM Re: Best way to catch flatheads??? [Re: Action_Jackson]
Chiprat Offline
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Registered: 04/28/15
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Live Bait, Live Bait, Live Bait....did I say Live Bait? ok Live Bait. now, where I come from, Live Bait, is your hand/Arm as well.. this year is strange, but they should be try to get on Nest soon, so find Rocks, Big logs in the water, etc. Good luck.

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#10914166 - 06/12/15 09:40 PM Re: Best way to catch flatheads??? [Re: Action_Jackson]
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I used to catch quite a few good sized flats on huge chunks of cut shad. That was years ago in a smaller sized lake though.

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#10914411 - 06/13/15 05:08 AM Re: Best way to catch flatheads??? [Re: J.StoneRepairs]
Blues Offline
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Originally Posted By: J.StoneRepairs
I used to catch quite a few good sized flats on huge chunks of cut shad. That was years ago in a smaller sized lake though.


Almost every flat I've caught was on cut shad, but I'm usually targeting blues. Seems they like big gizzard shad heads the most.

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#10915348 - 06/13/15 06:20 PM Re: Best way to catch flatheads??? [Re: Action_Jackson]
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Find a bank on a lake or river with lots of rocks, cover, logjams, etc. use a three way rig and some good live baits, I like a 4-6" live perch, but drum, Carp, mudcat(bullheads), goldfish, shiners, and big gizzard shad are all good live bait choices. Just throw your baits out on the bottom and wait them out.
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#10915480 - 06/13/15 07:29 PM Re: Best way to catch flatheads??? [Re: Blues]
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Originally Posted By: Blues
Originally Posted By: J.StoneRepairs
I used to catch quite a few good sized flats on huge chunks of cut shad. That was years ago in a smaller sized lake though.


Every flat I've caught was on cut shad!

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#10915938 - 06/13/15 11:43 PM Re: Best way to catch flatheads??? [Re: Action_Jackson]
texdanm Offline
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BIG live bait under a large float, fish it near a real hairy log jam at sunrise. On a flathead my favorite cuts are the belly and the head. Their belly is very thick and when removed it is the size of a large brisket. On the head behind the eyes there are soft spots. You want that. Each is the size of a Filet Mignon and about as tasty!


Edited by texdanm (06/13/15 11:47 PM)

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