Big flatheads on the move!

Kansas’ biggest fish, flathead catfish, are on the move, heading towards spawning areas up rivers and streams.

Set-lines and trotlines baited with  baitfish big enough to produce fillets are catching fish in the upper ends of lakes, reservoirs, and on rivers and streams.

Chris Conrade with a big flathead from last weekend.

Chris Conrade, of Newton, caught this 45-pounder last weekend at El Dorado Reservoir using a goldfish that was big enough to eat a lot of bass for bait.

Check Sunday’s outdoors page in The Eagle or at for a feature story on a unique way of fishing for big flatheads.