how to catch big flathead cats in a farm pond?
how should I setup to catch big flathead catfish in farm pond. I got the rods and reels (7ft uglystick catfish rods with penn fierce reels, 65# braid, I’ve caught 30lb+ cats with this combo no problem) just want some tips on how to go about catching them in a 1 acre pond instead of the James river. Should I fish the deepest part of the pond (8ft) or should I fish in the average depth (5ft)?.Should I use large chunks of shad or herring or something else?
Are there bluegill or pumpkin seed in the lake? If there are, catch one that is not too huge and hook it right behind the dorsal fin in the tail, and throw it out on a slip sinker rig. Use an appropriate sized circle or octopus hook. If there aren’t, you could use chunks of other baitfish but flathead prefer living prey. You might want to go to the deeper pools in the day and at night try the shallows.
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