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#3263982 - 06/08/13 01:37 PM FLATHEADS while Bass fishing?
DKO77
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I'm sure you fellas have caught some big ones over the years, I caught one yesterday on Watts Bar close to 30 lbs dragging a worm around. They pull a little harder than an ol bass.
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#3263985 - 06/08/13 01:46 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: DKO77]
SEC
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They are better eating than an ol bass too.
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#3263989 - 06/08/13 01:54 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: SEC]
DKO77
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I agree - big cats were blowing up on shad everywhere yesterday
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#3263994 - 06/08/13 02:09 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: DKO77]
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I hate catching them things. Nasty fish.
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#3263999 - 06/08/13 02:26 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: Model70Man]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
I hate catching them things. Nasty fish.


i'll take one over them glorified sunfish any day!!
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#3264022 - 06/08/13 03:16 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: stik]
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Flat Heads are predators just like bass and hang at the same spots.Ive also caught some 25 to 30's bass fishing.
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#3264045 - 06/08/13 04:11 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: ClubHead]
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Someone posted a picture of a big one just the other day.

Think he was fishing with Kirk.
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#3264085 - 06/08/13 06:19 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: stik]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
I hate catching them things. Nasty fish.


i'll take one over them glorified sunfish any day!!
ditto that, I haven't caught a flathead over 5 lbs, would be more excited over a 30 lb flathead than a 5 or 10 lb large mouthed fish of the lowly sunfish family \:D
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#3264100 - 06/08/13 06:33 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: catman529]
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Caught one yesterday that would have gone 8-10 lbs on a jig while bass fishing. I usually catch a few a year while bass fishing, a few blues too. I don't really see what all the fuss is about, I would rather catch a 3+ lb smallmouth any day.
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#3264153 - 06/08/13 08:21 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
I hate catching them things. Nasty fish.


i'll take one over them glorified sunfish any day!!
ditto that, I haven't caught a flathead over 5 lbs, would be more excited over a 30 lb flathead than a 5 or 10 lb large mouthed fish of the lowly sunfish family \:D
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#3264557 - 06/09/13 01:54 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: timberjack86]
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some of the best eating they are
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#3264872 - 06/09/13 08:32 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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I was fishing with a buddy of mine and caught about a 5 inch blue gill on a strike king deep dive crank bait, next cast, caught a 8 pound flat head. Switched to a jig, caught a drum. Switched to a zara spook and hooked about a foot long spotted bass. No large mouth that day, but it made for a interesting time at least lol
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#3265124 - 06/10/13 09:39 AM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: Kimberman]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
Caught one yesterday that would have gone 8-10 lbs on a jig while bass fishing. I usually catch a few a year while bass fishing, a few blues too. I don't really see what all the fuss is about, I would rather catch a 3+ lb smallmouth any day.

I agree!

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#3265236 - 06/10/13 11:41 AM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: Winchester]
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
Caught one yesterday that would have gone 8-10 lbs on a jig while bass fishing. I usually catch a few a year while bass fishing, a few blues too. I don't really see what all the fuss is about, I would rather catch a 3+ lb smallmouth any day.

I agree!
Me too!
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#3265253 - 06/10/13 12:11 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: Football Hunter]
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get a 50+ pound flathead and as far as the fight goes there isn't anything that compares in freshwater. Alot of fighting power, its the only rush that fishing gives me that compares to shooting a deer
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#3265322 - 06/10/13 01:32 PM Re: FLATHEADS while Bass fishing? [Re: MattR]
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Also one of the reasons you get alot of bass fisherman catching flatheads while bass fishing is because alot of time what looks like a good bass area will be a spot where flatties like to spawn. If one of those bass lures comes any where near a bed while the flattie is spawning they will usually smash it. The males fertilize the eggs, run the females off, and then they stand gaurd on the eggs and protect them.
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