Trolling lures for flathead

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Trolling lures for flathead

Postby clutch » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:15 pm

My fave trolling lures for flathead are....
Tilsan Bass (perch colour) deeper water
Ecogear SX 60 silver gray (334) for shallower water.

Wondering what hard bodies you guys like to troll for flatties?

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Re: Trolling lures for flathead

Postby pazz » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:38 pm

Pink micro mullet is the bees knees
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Re: Trolling lures for flathead

Postby Ads22 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:36 pm

Any shallow diver over flats can go alright. Have also hooked them on soft vibes and larger (barra) deep divers in moderate depth creeks.
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Re: Trolling lures for flathead

Postby Green Hornet » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:44 am

Predatek Boomerangs, good strong action at a leisurely pace and lots of different bib configurations. The 80mm UD will dive to 22 feet and FC (fire craw) is the killer colour.
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Re: Trolling lures for flathead

Postby pdfarrell » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:42 am

pazz wrote:Pink micro mullet is the bees knees


I'll second that... got my PB 90cm lizard on one...
When nothing else is working, I''ll often through a pink micro mullet on and go for a troll.
Not often let down.



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Re: Trolling lures for flathead

Postby laneends » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:30 am

Berkley flicker minnow or small stumpies. You just need something with plenty of action at slow speeds. preferably a heads down attitude to bump alomg the bottom without snagging.
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Re: Trolling lures for flathead

Postby clutch » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:03 pm

Thanks guys. Anyone use Rapala X Raps? If so, what model and colour?
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Re: Trolling lures for flathead

Postby StevenM » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:00 pm

Colour - anything that gets your attention
Size - once again, what ever you want to use.
Action - doesn’t really matter and will change from day to day, aggressive to slight shimmy
Depth- only thing you really need “it must hit the bottom” and obviously will depend on your depth your fishing...but must hit the bottom...even if only occasionally

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