December 09, 2012 at 3:51pm
My dad and I used to fish tuckertown for flatheads. Especially in summer! We would use a lowrance paper graph depthfinder. We would search river channel edge around 25 feet deep for little upside down V's near the bottom or on edge of drop off. Then we would throw the buoy to mark the spot. We would have bream and crappie we caught on worms and jigs in the live well. We would throw back anchor first and let all the rope out. And use the trolling motor to pull the boat by the buoy and then throw the front anchor. We then would pull the boat in between the anchors. Usually if done right we would be right over what we had marked with the graph! Then the we would take a big egg sinker and put on line first, followed by a bead. And tie a big swivel and make 18' leader and tie a strong hook. We would hook a live bream behind the dorsal fin and sink him to the bottom. Once the sinker hit bottom we would raise it up 2 feet and put the rod in a holder. We would put multi rods out and sit and wait! Sometimes maybe a while. But, we had some really good trips like your talking about. Where you couldn't keep your rods in the holders! LOL Some days we would burn up and get sun burnt! Some of the best times I ever had with my dad! Twice we lost fish I know were as big as me! That once they figured out they were hooked, would just tear our gear to pieces! Would like to get out and do some more of that!