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Post Posted: 09:07am - Dec 10,12 
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Giant Catfish fishing location tree roots. Giant Cats like this structure. Makes a current break.
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Post Posted: 01:10pm - Dec 10,12 
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Can definatly confirm this. Was wading the Dupage near Joliet and happened to walk by a nice big tree that had been uprooted and snagged my lure on it. Walked up to grab my lure and from under the roots came a channel act that had to have been 8-10 lbs. Wish I would have landed the lure right on his head instead of above him! Would have been a nice fight!

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Post Posted: 02:26pm - Apr 9,13 
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I know what you mean. I was right above a big snag like this one time and a cat hit with about 4 foot of line out. I wasn't ready for the strength it had and my line snapped like nothin.

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Post Posted: 10:35am - Jun 26,15 
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With high water now is a good time to check out those current breaks and tree roots you found.

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Post Posted: 02:09pm - Jun 26,15 
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At Cabelas, the flatheads are always tucked up under the artificial tree roots in the tank that they have. I was there last week and they are getting pretty big

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Post Posted: 10:40am - Jun 28,15 
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Also makes for good spawning habitat. Not a ton of wood that's in/near deep water on the Fox, but when you can find good cover structure (snags, rip rap) near deep water it can be good. Especially where the river channel swings in close to the shore.

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Post Posted: 04:53pm - Jun 28,15 
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in fisherman has done many articles on this.the cats wait until dark to start hunting but will take bait drifted into the snag.the fun part is trying to get em out

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Post Posted: 05:25pm - Jun 28,15 
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That's very true, especially in deep water. If you find deep water wood, or maybe deep water near other cover like bridge footings... that is a classic daytime spot. Once you get 6-7 feet or more, the light penetration is minimal. Flatheads tend to hole up in those areas and if you get a live bait in the right spot, they basically attack it to remove the intruding fish. Kill/eat...whatever.

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