Here are some good places to look for Flathead catfish when fishing on rivers, fresh water inlets, barge industry, current seams and eddy’s are all excellent places to throw a bait for flatheads.

Big flat head catfish

Targeting and catching a flathead catfish is a little more time consuming than fishing for the channel cats or blue catfish.

I would categorize targeting flatheads as more of a stalk and hunt, understanding there patterns and feeding habits much like deer hunting, figuring out where and when to intercept them.

Flatheads are loners and very territorial and their habits of ambush feeding is somewhat different that other catfish species however they are also an opportunist when it comes to feeding as is all catfish, but their appetite tends to be a bit more finicky than the other catfish species.