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Cut vs Live bait for Flatheads

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In years past almost all my Flats have come on "live" bait...But this year has been much different cut has out fished live bait 10 to 1...My biggest flat ever came this year on cut frozen shad 50-lbs....So I think till it stops producing, cut bait, such as Shad or Sucker will be my bait of Choice, no more wasting time catching and keeping live bait alive.
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Each year I see a different pattern

I remember the time when Flatheads would not touch a Shad both cut or live on the Ohio, we used to fish with all Bluegills, both live and cut and they really were fond of just the heads before the spawn, it has been several years since I have caught a flathead on the river using a Bluegill, I always carry them just don't get the hits like I do on Shad, and this year they were stingy with live Shad, man all they wanted was cutbait, Shad or Skipjack, it will be interesting to see what 2003 brings us..........Doc
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