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HookEmHorns 03-25-2009 09:50 PM

What Do Catfish Eat?
Hey y'all,

I was fishing this week a little bit in my dad's pond in our back yard and caught about 8 or 10 small fish. Today when I went to throw some fish food in there for the smaller fish, I saw that some of the catfish that we put in there last year got pretty big!

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what lake and pond flathead catfish eat? I think that it would be a pretty good fight when I hook into the bigger ones.
I used a bead head, pheasant tail nymph (I think that is what it's called) tied to a piece of flourocarbon about a foot long tied to the hook of a popper for a bobber and strike indicator. lol It didn't work too bad, got quite a few bites, so I know that the fish are biting. I just don't know what to throw to those bigger cats.

Thanks y'all,

Hardyreels 03-25-2009 09:56 PM

Re: What Do Catfish Eat?
Drag a black woolly bugger through there close to the bottom if there aren't too many weeds. They eat other fish among other things.

Hardyreels 03-25-2009 09:58 PM

Re: What Do Catfish Eat?
Oh yeah I forgot, dont make it too small if they are big ones. Late evening may be best also.

HookEmHorns 03-25-2009 10:35 PM

Re: What Do Catfish Eat?
Anything else I could use? We have quite a few cattails around here. I have done that a few times in the past few days, but no luck on that unless I just didn't have patience or didn't know how to work a wooly bugger... lol That could have something to do with it. haha


darkcahill 03-25-2009 10:43 PM

Re: What Do Catfish Eat?
Try a crawfish imitation and other than that use a baitfish pattern but you have to figure out what type of forage these flatheads are eating, ie. Crappie, bluegill, etc.

sonicimpulse 04-20-2009 04:37 PM

Re: What Do Catfish Eat?
They eat humans

RDRogers 04-20-2009 11:33 PM

Re: What Do Catfish Eat?
For whatever reason, all of the catfish I've caught were on a size 10 black Gillbuster. Very easy to tie and very effective. Even better if you add rubber legs.

darkcahill 04-27-2009 08:05 AM

Re: What Do Catfish Eat?
Now to get you guys really excited. Some cats from the last couple of years.

darkcahill 04-27-2009 08:07 AM

Re: What Do Catfish Eat?
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darkcahill 04-27-2009 08:09 AM

Re: What Do Catfish Eat?
Sorry guys tried to post a slide show but it didn't work. Once I figure it out I'll get it up.

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