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DR_H2O
 June 07 2017 05:13PM (Read 3366 times)  
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This was a fun one Smile

I would just note that this type of bite is not that uncommon from daytime flatheads in cover. A tell-tale 'thump' from the inhale then the line just doesn't look quite right in the current.

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 June 07 2017 05:40PM  
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Very nice Eek! !!!!


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 June 08 2017 09:20AM  


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Cool video! if you don't mind my asking, what bait are you using for these daytime catches? Bullhead, Sucker, Sunfish?

Going out this wknd for first flathead trip of the year!


 
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 June 08 2017 11:14AM  
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Cool video! if you don't mind my asking, what bait are you using for these daytime catches? Bullhead, Sucker, Sunfish?

Going out this wknd for first flathead trip of the year!



Mostly bluegill. They'll take cut if you put it in front of them but live ones will help keep the channels off. I usually run two rods so I can use one of each.


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 June 08 2017 11:41AM  
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Cool video.


 
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 June 08 2017 12:49PM  
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Yeah, that fish is "alright"


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 June 08 2017 01:18PM  


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Cool video! if you don't mind my asking, what bait are you using for these daytime catches? Bullhead, Sucker, Sunfish?

Going out this wknd for first flathead trip of the year!



Mostly bluegill. They'll take cut if you put it in front of them but live ones will help keep the channels off. I usually run two rods so I can use one of each.



Dang. That's the one I was hoping you wouldn't say. Doing this wknd in Minnesota and can't use gills there.


 
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 June 08 2017 01:38PM  
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Awesome video and fish! Is that a Whisker Seeker Chad Ferguson rod by chance?


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 June 08 2017 02:59PM  
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Cool video! if you don't mind my asking, what bait are you using for these daytime catches? Bullhead, Sucker, Sunfish?

Going out this wknd for first flathead trip of the year!



Mostly bluegill. They'll take cut if you put it in front of them but live ones will help keep the channels off. I usually run two rods so I can use one of each.



Dang. That's the one I was hoping you wouldn't say. Doing this wknd in Minnesota and can't use gills there.



They're just the easiest for me to get my hands on right now. Greenies are great. Any lively baitfish should do I expect. The key is just to get it in front of them.


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 June 08 2017 03:03PM  
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That is an excellent video!! You do good work!! Thanks for sharing.


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 June 08 2017 03:34PM  
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Very nice, thanks for sharing


 
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 June 09 2017 12:55PM  
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Awesome vid!

Are you using circle hooks? Didn't take much to get that one unhooked.


 
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 June 09 2017 06:07PM  
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I've bought a lot of great bait from Joe's Sporting Goods in Minneapolis. It's only 3 blocks off I-35. Call them at 651-488-5511 and see what kinds of bait they have. I used to get suckers for ice out pike in Canada and when I called ahead they would always get what I asked for..


 
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 June 09 2017 11:05PM  
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Awesome vid!

Are you using circle hooks? Didn't take much to get that one unhooked.



Whisker Seeker Wide Gap Circles/Offset Circle Ks

The offset ones hook up better when you have to do a slow sweep hookset like that.


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 June 11 2017 07:11PM  
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Great fish and great style. Love watching stuff like this. Thanks for the look.

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 June 13 2017 08:11AM  
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What model of kayak? Looks like a Jackson or Wilderness?


 
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 June 13 2017 11:24AM  
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About how deep would you say the water was where you were fishing at? Once you set the hook it looked like it didn't take long for a swirl to show at the surface which seems to suggest it wasn't all that deep, maybe 4' or so?


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 June 17 2017 12:45PM  
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What model of kayak? Looks like a Jackson or Wilderness?



Jackson Killroy. Handles great. Very comfortable. Doesn't deal with bottoming out or getting drug as well as other models.


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About how deep would you say the water was where you were fishing at? Once you set the hook it looked like it didn't take long for a swirl to show at the surface which seems to suggest it wasn't all that deep, maybe 4' or so?



Yeah I was suspended about a foot off the bottom in 7FOW.


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