ETH310 Posted August 7, 2012 Share Posted August 7, 2012 I went out chasing flatheads with a buddy for the first time on friday night before the storms and had a blast. I ended up catching this little guy, my first ever flathead and Chris caught a 30 inch Channel cat. I was using my muskie gear, as I don't own any Cat gear. I was very suprised, this little dude fought like a 40 inch muskie. I was suprised to see how small he was when he came to the surface. My imagination ran wild thinking about what it might be like to battle a 20 or 30 lb Flathead and I knew I had found a new favorite specie to chase. Right before the storms rolled through, my buddy Chris caught the 30inch Channel cat. We were disappointed to be forced of the water at 10:30. When I got home, I spent the next 3 hours reading as many posts on here as I could to try and learn more. We decided to go out again Sunday night. I ended up catching my first decent Flathead as the sun was getting low on the horizon on sucker cut bait. Unfortunately I didn't get a measurement, I just wanted to get it back in the water. Then a little bit later, right a dusk, Chris caught what I consider a monster, although it's much smaller than many I've seen on this HSOforum. It was 34 inches. What do you guys think it weighs? I ended up catching one more 26 incher well after dark. I do have some newbie questions. We were fishing above a log jam where the depth breaks extremely fast from shore down to 25 ft. The 2 fish on friday bite live suckers and all the fish Sunday were caught on cut bait. It was weird because it seemed like we had the most action around dusk and it slowed way down after dark. Is there a differnt kind of structure/area we should be targeting after dark, i.e. do the fish move up on the shallower flats or out into faster water to feed or something? Does anybody care to share a pond where bullheads are easily caught around White Bear Lake or in Woodbury? The Suckers get expensive fast and seemed to die quickly once on the hook. You can PM me if you don't want to put it on here. Over all, I think it was a pretty succesful weekend and I can't wait to get out again and maybe catch a big dog. I wish I would've tried this ALONG time ago! Thanks to everyone who has shared their knowledge on here, I've learned a lot already. Hopefully I'll see some of you out on the river soon. Thanks. Ed Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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