Fishing For Flathead Catfish: What Makes Them Different?

If you are fishing for flathead catfish at night, remember to change up a bit and consider fishing closer to the surface using a bobber, because the flathead often come up to the surface to feed on live bait and insects during the night time hours. Catfish are much more active at night, because any temperature extreme, either particularly low temperatures or high water temperatures, will keep them from biting, but it is important to note that they do feed very rarely in extremely cold temperatures.

You should consider using large bait when you are fishing for flathead cat. If you choose bait within the range of a pound or so, make sure it is live bait, and use choices such as those found naturally in the areas in which you intend to fish (usually carp, shad, sucker, or sunfish are good choices) and you will have good luck catching flathead catfish.

There really is not much difference at all in catching flathead catfish and other species of cat, but this wonderful table fish is a challenge to catch, gives a great fight, and will provide you many hours of catfishing fun and years of catfishing stories to tell.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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