BAIT SELECTION FOR FLATHEAD CATFISH

Top bait choices are live shad, bluegill/sunfish, perch, bull head catfish just to name a few. but again the flathead catfish species is the other top predator, so pretty much if it’s legal to use as bait and it swims, it will work. It just depends on the type of baitfish you can easily cat for bait.
Flatheads like the other species are again opportunist and will take cut bait also but fresh cut seems to be preferred.