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Fall Flatheads in the middle of a cold front?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:02 am
by catfishpat10
Hey Larry,

I plan on heading down to my boat in Hastings tomorrow night to fish for Flatheads on the sippi. It looks like the low temp will be around 35. I have caught my largest fish this time of year but I don't think I've ever been out when it's quite that cold.

My question is, do you think that this chilly weather will be a big turn on for the cats or will it keep them tight to cover in the depths?

Thanks in advance for your input.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:06 pm
by dahlberg
Hi Pat,
Lord only knows. The cold snap has been so drastic, and with this low water the effects are even more dramatic. I guess there's only one way to find out!
Good luck! Let me know how you do.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:28 pm
by catfishpat10
I will let you know how it goes if my fingers aren't too frost bitten to type!

On a somewhat promising note-

My buddy was out on the croix for a little over an hour a few nights ago when it got down into the 30's. He had 4 follows and caught a very fat 42 inch Muskie. Well, it was fat for a Muskie anyway....


PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:52 pm
by catfishpat10
Well Larry,

It beat workin' but those cats just weren't hungry. My bait acted like there were fish close by but I had no takers. Even the Beaver that lives in the spot I fish was holed up for the night. Lesson learned...

It was kind of nice having the river all to myself for a change though!

I plan on hitting it hard this coming Sunday-Thursday over the full moon so I will keep you posted as to how I do. Hopefully I can get at least a 50 or 60.