CatDaddy says he has been able to guide clients for the last couple of weeks to huge 80+ pound flathead catches. However, the water has receded and now big sandbars are sticking up out of the water making the fishing more difficult. It complicates the fishing situation, CatDaddy says, it slows you down and a lot of the good fishing holes can't be accessed by boat, you have to navigate another way. There is still good fishing to be had, you just have to change your strategy. CatDaddy says the flatheads are still biting, but it's not the scale tipping 80-pounders that were hitting his lines previously. Instead, he's consistently catching 6 to 12 pound flatheads, the size that are great for eating. Catching them on cut bait, CatDaddy says he's using bluegill and black perch, cutting them into chunks and then putting them out into the current, next to brush to entice bites. It doesn't take long, he notes, the flatheads hit them hard and fast. The key to catfishing success is having a smorgasbord of bait to use. You never know what will work the best, CatDaddy says, so you try it all and figure out what the fish respond to best. By having a wide variety of options you can fine tune the bait you use and pinpoint which offering will produce steady catches.
Listen in as CatDaddy talks fishing for flatheads in changing river conditions. Plus, he'll talk catfish meat and some delicious and different catfish dishes to try.