Late season flatheads

12/8/16 @ 2:45 PM
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okauchee man
okauchee man
USER since 5/27/08

Fished the Fox River at DePere, Monday 12/5/16.  Caught and released 10 flatheads.  The biggest were 39.5" (32 lbs), 37.75: and 37.5".  All on spinning rods with 10# test.  What a blast!  If I could do this every day I would quit muskie fishing.  Longtime members of the Okauchee Fishing Club (ofcfish.com).  Take a look at our website.  We are always welcoming anyone who wants to expand their fishing horizons.

Edited on 12/9/16 5:59 PM
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1/7/17 @ 8:15 AM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01
Okaucheman, those are some big cats. I used to fish for them but it is so hard to find naturally caught bait in the same water you are fishing. They make sissies out of muskies. And when you catch them when it is 80 degrees outside, they are just monsters. I have broken line up to 60 lb test and broke an 8/0 Eagleclaw 254N hook. I have broke Abu Garcia 6500 reels and a flathead one night made my Penn 209 useless one night. They most certainly bite in December, the Infisherman boys fish them quite a bit in late fall. They say they bite real good ( sometimes) I have never caught one between Sept and April however. 

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12/15/16 @ 4:50 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
MEMBER since 12/22/04

jig and  minnow?    This is one of the few fish I want to catch and never have.   

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12/12/16 @ 7:59 PM
walleyeguy007
walleyeguy007
MEMBER since 1/1/06

Umm, yes, flatheads feed in cold water! I've caught them through the ice in February. They followed the bait up smoked it. Catfish do feed in the winter. 

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12/9/16 @ 1:49 PM
POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01

WOW......... Thats quite an assumption!

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12/8/16 @ 3:55 PM
muffstuffer
muffstuffer
USER since 1/15/09

Flatheads do not feed in water as cold as it is. Snagging fish is not something to brag about. Before you start arguing they were hooked in the mouth it is very easy to snag flathead in the mouth. No different then flossing salmon. 

Edited on 12/8/16 3:57 PM
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