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Water temperature and flatheads?

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by Rooster, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. The rivers are flooded and cold right now, but all I can think about is catching some monster flats! At what temperature should I start looking for flats? I know that I will have to wait a few months, but when do you normally start looking for river flatheads? Thanks!
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    55 degrees is when I will start, I find the best temp is around 65 degrees
     

  3. RiverRat

    RiverRat Banned

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    Most (normal)seasons in the past beginning to mid May is the time..but fall has always been my hot bite on the rivers, i dont much care for the spring bite....too busy catching other species..lol.

    Scott
     
  4. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    Now ya' tell me Jack!-I dont think it much matters for me!

    Hey guys, are my babies doing? (The rods, do they miss me as much as I miss them?) :(
     
  5. RiverRat

    RiverRat Banned

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    LOL.........Melon, i wont break your heart by answering that question..even i know the cruel limit(wink).
     
  6. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Bryan, yea I agree...You would have just as much luck fishing for Flatheads in January, as you would in May :rolleyes:

    On another note Bryan, I have got my eyes on a couple new spots on the Scioto, I think I can gain permission to fish them..You want to come down and poison them also? :eek: :D

    I will not fish my old Flathead spots this year, had quite enough skunkings in those spots last year :(
     
  7. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    I'm going to attempt to work on a couple spots near Circleville. I think the answer will be no, but what the heck, right.
     
  8. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller Baitkiller

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    I agree with the 55 and up guys from what LITTLE I know and have seen. I've seen where others have caught Flats under 55 even at 47 degrees but personally I will save my gas till about 56 degrees or above .

    "Good Hunting"
    <>< Baitkiller ><>
     
  9. catking

    catking Banned

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    60 degrees............. to start........................ CK................. :)
     
  10. monsterKAT11

    monsterKAT11 Team Fatty

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    mellon i'd really like to hook up and do some fishing for some flat! thats my main focus for this year
     
  11. katfish

    katfish Cats are where it's at!

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    I start flathead fishing about the middle of May. But I do a lot more fishing than catching for a while.