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what flatheads do in the winter


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Crazy. I figured they would be laid up in ones or twos in holes somewhere. Not out in the open in a dip.

Seeing those channels schooled up like that explains why i could always slay them in the winter on the lakes at FT Knox. I would slip bobber for them and troll along almost like jigging for crappies. When i would hook one the bobber would go right back in the same spot. And by spot i mean within inches. Sometimes i would be a foot off and they wouldn't bite for 10+ minutes. Re drop on the X and wham fish on. The limit on those lakes was 6 and sometimes i would sit there trading out fish until I had six 6+ pounders. I might have to troll 500 yards before finding a pocket. But when i located them i could catch them all day.