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CATFISHING??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by blkcloud, Jul 21, 2010.

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  1. blkcloud

    blkcloud Active Member

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    Just wondered if any of you ever go catfishing? I mainly fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass but when it gets hot..really hot I do a little night fishing for big cats.. we use 8/0 hooks and chunks of skipjack they weigh a pound for bait.. haha.. here is one we caught the other night..
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  2. RickN

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    I'm going to guess 35# ?
     
  3. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    What is skipjack bait?
     
  4. blkcloud

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    close..27 pounds
     
  5. Pull & Mark

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    You sure you didn't catch that catfish noodleing!!! Also what time of year do they breed and hole up so you can catch-em like that!!! Break-em all. Jeff
     
  6. squirrelkiller

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    Pull & Mark. I can guarantee you a Cat like that will turn you inside out hand fishing. A Flathead that size is a different story. Flatheads are pretty tame. A fish like he is holding will bite and twist like a crocodile! You'll be bleedin!

    By the end of July all have laid their eggs and left the nest. Also depends on location.
     
  7. Pull & Mark

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    So Noodleing is only used for Flatheads then!!! I've seen it on TV, but we have none of that around these parts, so I was wondering. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  8. bigdogtx

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    Here's the record in MO
     
  9. squirrelkiller

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    If you noodle, you will find one of those he is holding. To me it looks like a Blue Cat. They spawn just like a Flathead - in a bank, under a rock,in a hole, in roots under a tree,... When a Blue Cat of that size bites your hand when your reaching in a hole, you'll remember that encounter for quite awhile. I haven't looked at bigdog's post, but I think they caught a 130 something in MO last night. I can only assume on a hook. My Grandpa saw a fella once with a hayhook tied on his hand and a big ole flathead, both were dead on a sandbar in the river. Fish are strong.
     
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    Catfish always taste muddy to me, like a trout raised in a warm mossy pond. I just can't choke 'em down.
     
  11. blkcloud

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    I eat very few cat myself, this one was released after the picture, the very best eating cat is a flathead.. the meat is very white and twice as good as a channel..

    skipjack is a fish sometimes called a river herring
     
  12. shotgunpeople

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    Here is a "Cat" my buddy Cham caught in Lake Marion, South Carolina...

    52#

    If Randy Ross sees this he will know the guy.

    I can take them or leave them when it comes to eating them...

    Dave in SC
     
  13. 4EVRYOUNG

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    Here is a decent one Dad caught about 2003
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