Bobber Fishing With Live Minnows For Huge Catfish: How To Float Fish For Big Flathead Catfish | SFSC

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Hey guys! Today we hit the James River again and hunt for monster sized big ole flathead catfish! We are using our favorite river fishing rig for flat...

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Hey guys! Today we hit the James River again and hunt for monster sized big ole flathead catfish! We are using our favorite river fishing rig for flathead catfish - the float fishing rig/santee cooper rig. This rig is a must have if you are fishing the bottom and trying to cover a lot of ground. The bait will sit just off the bottom while being dragged along with the current - allowing you to hit the hot spots. We'll show you exactly how to catch huge flathead catfish in a river!

The Dunker (Bobber): https://amzn.to/2L8EhE7

I like the nice big 3 in bobbers. They are really easy to see and fun to watch get DUNKED! These are the best bobbers for this setup, no other bobber works as well as these.

The sinker: https://amzn.to/2SK7jye

This provides a variety pack of sinkers, so you can vary how much weight you need. I use about an ounce where I fish, but based on different currents you may want more or less weight.

Leader Line: https://amzn.to/3ccG6ff

50 lb mono is my go to for leader line when catfishing in rivers. I generally tie about a 5 - 6 foot leader off my main line, whatever is necessary to get that bait right above the bottom.

Hooks: https://amzn.to/2zmXZJq

I pretty much exclusively use circle hooks when catfishing with either live or cut bait. Don't need to set the hook hard, just add tension and the fish will hook itself.

Favorite Catfishing Rod & Reels: https://amzn.to/2WC5tQN, https://amzn.to/2Wf7qE5, & https://amzn.to/2L8liJJ

If you are just getting into catfishing here are some great options! The Penn Fierce or Battle II is my go to rod for catfishing. In order to catch big fish you are going to need at least a 6000 size rod and reel. It's also super versatile and I often use it when I go fishing inshore in saltwater. Catches just about everything!

Cast Net: https://amzn.to/2y61aod

I like the 5 foot cast nets. Not too big that you can't throw it in confined situations but wide enough to increase your chances of catching fish.

Landing Net: https://amzn.to/2L7uSwm

Once you get the catfish out of the hole and to the surface a landing net is very useful to throw the fish in. Once they get to the surface they often roll around a lot, so having a net to put them in decreases the chance you miss them.

GoPro: https://amzn.to/2WdHoB5

Recently upgraded to the GoPro Hero 7 Black - love the quality and built in movement stabilization.

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