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#10848488 - 05/16/15 09:40 AM Shallow Cats
txwhitetail Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/04/04
Posts: 14974
Loc: San Angelo
When fishing shallow water cats say less than 8' what type rigs you using for anchored and drifting?

#10848548 - 05/16/15 10:07 AM Re: Shallow Cats [Re: txwhitetail]
Muzzlebrake Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1617
Loc: Euless
I put out 12 to 20 noodles and spend the rest of the time chasing them down. I can cover from 300 to 1000 yds and the drift will take them from where I set them out all the way to the bank. I use from 4 to 8 feet of line under the noodle. Non stop action if they are biting and will wear the trolling motor battery out.
While the noodles are doing their thang I will fish with my rods 2 or 3 using dip bait or punch bait or whole perch unless I have to chase noodles down.
Some people will bass fish while the noodles are catching. I don't bass fish. Bass fishing is sorta like riding a Honda to me. I might but I don't want anybody seeing me do it.

Edited by Muzzlebrake (05/16/15 10:42 AM)
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!

#10848636 - 05/16/15 11:03 AM Re: Shallow Cats [Re: txwhitetail]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 12874
Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
I use a santee cooper or three way for blues. Carolina rig or slip cork for channels
I live with Fear everyday but sometimes she lets me go fishin

PB 65# Gravley

#10848717 - 05/16/15 12:02 PM Re: Shallow Cats [Re: txwhitetail]
bankman72 Offline

Registered: 07/25/14
Posts: 67
3way rig for drifting. I use a 18in drop on my weight and about a foot of leader to my hook. Anchored or bank fishing in slow moving water I use a Carolina rig and vary the leader based on the action

#10848926 - 05/16/15 02:37 PM Re: Shallow Cats [Re: Muzzlebrake]
River Cat Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 17
I love this comment, fits me too!!!

#10849944 - 05/16/15 11:31 PM Re: Shallow Cats [Re: txwhitetail]
Chemdawg Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
ancord i use a slip cork that are home made they are supper sensitive and copper ring when drifting


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