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60 lb flathead

60 lb flathead

Me and Dad with 45 and 60 lb flatheads

Me and Dad with 45 and 60 lb flatheads

Couple of 30 lb flatheads

Couple of 30 lb flatheads

Flatheads

Had a lot to be thankful for over Thanksgiving. Went to the River and set lines out on Thursday. Went back Friday morning to run them and did better than we expected. Ended up with 26 Flatheads and one blue that weighed 50 lbs. The two biggest spotted cats weighed 60 and 45 lbs. Had fun and filled up the freezer, and a couple other folks' freezers too. The best part was being with family.
November 26, 2012 at 6:33pm
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Posted November 26, 2012 at 7:26pm
Which river?

Which river is the River exactly ? I caught quite a few in Colyell bay (right off the amite), so they were definitely biting !!

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 7:47pm
River

Tomibigbee

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lsubound61 Profile Photo
Posted November 26, 2012 at 8:34pm
Awesome !

I have no idea where that is but I'm going to look it up lol . But great catch !! Congrats ! Now fry em up lol

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JB
Posted November 27, 2012 at 6:00am
River

The Tombigbee is in Alabama I believe

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bigfoot35 Profile Photo
Posted November 27, 2012 at 8:15am
Flatheads

Helluva catch. Would you mind sharing what you were using for bait. I set out limb lines and jugs on the bayou where my camp is. We use cut shad but never seem to catch any flatheads. I know they are in there. Heard live bait works best. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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Posted November 27, 2012 at 11:00am
Bait

The bait we used were goldfish. Flatheads will only eat live prey. You may get lucky every once and a while with cut shad but their main diet consists of live prey. you also need something tough that wont die after being put on the hook.

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bigfoot35 Profile Photo
Posted November 27, 2012 at 12:59pm
Bait

Thanks for the tips. May try bream or small mudcats with the spines clipped off.

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Posted December 01, 2012 at 8:11pm
Golfish, bream, mudcat

Careful using goldfish. Be sure to check fishing regulations first. Same is true for bream...a game fish. Be sure to check fishing regulations. Nothing ruins an otherwise successful fishing trip than ignorance of the law.

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Ricky Pon Profile Photo
Posted December 02, 2012 at 9:44pm
Hmmmmm

This topic was addressed last year i believe. it is legal in Alabama.

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Switchback03 Profile Photo
Posted December 03, 2012 at 12:59pm
Game Fish

Not sure where this river is located, but it IS legal to use game fish as bait in Louisiana

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