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  1. Default 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,
    HookEmHorns

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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.

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    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

    HookEmHorns

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    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.

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    They eat humans

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    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.

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    Now to get you guys really excited. Some cats from the last couple of years.


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    OOOPS! didn't work. Lets try again.[IMG][/IMG]

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    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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