There is a big flathead in a pond that I have been trying to catch forever. My dad put it in ten years ago. It was 26 pounds then. A few years back, a

there is a big flathead in a pond that i have been trying to catch forever. my dad put it in ten years ago. it was 26 pounds then. a few years back, a boy told me him and his family caught it. he said they could hold it up to their chest and the tail would rub the ground. ive tried to catch this fish for two years. i even set a trotline in the pond to catch it. i put goldfish on the hooks and i came back the next day. all the baits were gone and a hook was broken off. they told me they put the fish back. and ive tried everything i know to catch it..anything you can tell me would be great.

Well, this flathead is smarter than most. Living in a pond for that long has allowed the fish to grow more. As to the weight that is something that will have to be checked when you catch it. It does need to have a healthy food supply to sustain the weight to live. Since you know the flathead is still in the pond, you are going to need to use the right hook and bait as well as the right test line to catch it. You will also need to try fishing it when the time is right. It does sound as if this is going to be a big catch when it happens. What I would do is plan a nighttime adventure. I do not know how big the pond is, but if you can fish it comfortably from shore, throw in a large fish head with a durable circle hook. If you have to use two circle hooks, that may be the answer. The test line I am guessing should be at least 40 pound. The fish is big and is a fighter. You need to have a good reel with a little play to win the fight. That would be the only suggestion I have for you. I think the fish is probably hungry if the bait and hooks you used were gone the next day. It is a matter of being there to control the fight. Let me know if you catch it and send a picture of your catch.


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

4 Responses to “There is a big flathead in a pond that I have been trying to catch forever. My dad put it in ten years ago. It was 26 pounds then. A few years back, a”

  1. alex says:

    i am 13 and i just cought a 15 pound bluecat on my own homade limb hooks i used brim from a close by pond i cought it in a deep calm part of a river how do i consistantly catch big blues and tabbys(flatheads)? i run my lines by my self and i was so excited when i pulled it out of the water. if you got any tips for line,hooks,bait,and placement in the water. i would love to pull in a giant tabbycat like a man i know down the river.by the way i made my hooks like this; i found a large driftwood log. tied troutline to it i used a pretty big hook and of course a sinker i put a palm size brim and tossed it off a large peice of soapstone left it over night and checked it the next morning and there it was plese list the bait that you use thank you

  2. justin says:

    try setting 5-10 lines a night and constantly do this for a month or so try a variety of baits. Goldfish, perch, crawdads, shad, just anything. Trust me you do this for a month or so straight will catch something big.

  3. brandon says:

    hey guys can u tell me what to do i’m almost 14 and i fish in a 1 acre pond and my landlord says he put catfish in there bout 25 years ago and we ust to catch fish in there about 4 years ago but now i go back there and fish about 4 hours a day in the pond and don’t get a bite some people tell me i need to buy a bag of food and feed them so they can get back in the rythem of biting again

  4. brandon says:

    then some people say that there might not be any fish in there but there is because they would of repopulated again so can u tell me what to do and what bait i should use and what fishing lb line i should use cause i have 32.5lb line and i think that should work so can u just reply and tell me what to do thanks again Brandon

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