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Just wanted to now what you guys think is the best bait for flatheads?

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I rank them in the following order

1 - Creek chubs

2 - Bull heads

3 - Suckers

I rank them this way for two reasons. 1 - done better with chubs than bullies or suckers (although in their horned head period-spawning- i stay away from them and will use bullies as my primary and suckers as secondary) and I usually do better with bullies than suckers.

Second reason - Any predator fish can feel sound waves and the shorter the wavelength, i.e. a WA-WA--wa vs. wwoooo----wwwooo smile.gif can be felt easier and from furhter distances. When you sort the bait I listed above by wavelength, shorter wave length on top, the ranking comes out to be the same rank as I have from sucess rates.

Now, bullies are probably the hardiest things out there, so if you don't have a great bait-keeping set up to keep chubs at their best, bullies are probably the way to go.

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WA-WA vs wooo-wooo???

Are we talking cats or hits from the 50's?


You HAVE to explain that a little further.

How can you tell the difference in each bait fish's vibrations? Are you using aquasonics?

Any way, besides the vibration wave length of each type of bait, I would have to agree with kornfish.

I do however use more bullheads than I do creek chubs. Only because I prefer creek chubs in the +8" range and they some how have gotten difficult to get!

A good wild sucker that you catch yourself is also a high ranking bait.

Store bought suckers will do the trick, but if your fishing next to a person with fresh wild bait, he's getting hit first almost every time!

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