Post by Catfishrollo on Oct 1, 2011 13:07:23 GMT -5
If it has all the qualities of being a good flathead spot, I don't give up on it. Some spots produce more fish than others. Other spots produce less fish, but better fish. They might only be good during certain conditions, but you learn to pattern them according to season, water levels, temp. etc. It's fishing! LOL. No guarentees! But, a few bad nights fishing a new spot, doesn't prove it to be worthless in my opinion.... rollo
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I agree. We have found a few spots by moving from spot to spot spending 1 night at each but it doesn't happen often. I have heard from others that a flathead eats one out of every three nights, so as a general rule of thumb if you fish a spot three nights in a row and don't catch a fish move to another.("HEARD" doesn't mean I believe necessarily) We have got lucky a few times and had success on the first trip, then the second, third, and then nothing. We found a spot last fall that produced over a flathead per trip. I believe it was 7 trips and 8 flatheads. Average weight was in the mid teens. Since last fall we have spent 150 hours with 0 flatheads. It may have been a fall bite at that particular spot, but we haven't been back since July of this year. It just goes to show that its not always as simple as jumping from one spot to another until you find them.