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  1. Quarne

    Quarne Elite Refuge Member

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    @Bear. Well, in Wisconsin channel cats will once in a while grab a lure. It’s only happened to me a few times in my life.
     
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  2. waterrat

    waterrat Elite Refuge Member

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    I've caught quite a few flatheads while trolling or jigging for stripers. One of my largest was caught on a little george
     
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  3. smashdn

    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Fish for them then. I like to drift river holes and bump bottom with a rod in my hand. A good hole you can't put a rod in a holder because you'll either hang up or multiple rods will go down at once. Come up here with me during the free fishing days so you dont have to get a ky license. I catch blues and flatheads with fresh cutbait.
     
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  4. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I think we have more channels than blues and I've caught them bass fishing on spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, perch fishing on beetle spins and crappie fishing on jigs.
     
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  5. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    I've caught plenty of channel cats, flatheads, and even a few bullheads on lures....run a Rapala along a shoreline undercut and boom!

    I've never fished waters with a real blue cat population.
     
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  6. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Cats like yellow jigs here. You get one in front of their face, they will eat it.
     
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  7. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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  8. Mike0311

    Mike0311 Senior Refuge Member

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    I do a little bass fishing in the spring, mostly when I'm having issues getting enough bluegill for flathead bait. Them big flats will hammer a small bass.
     
  9. Bear

    Bear Elite Refuge Member

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    These catfish will hit an arm. :sp How the hell do they know they are not reaching in and grabbing a snapping turtle or a gator? Crazy Roll Tiders. :p

     
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  10. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I’ve got Channels on plastic worms fishing for Bass.
     
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