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#11001221 - 07/26/15 10:35 AM Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ??
tanker4lyfe Offline
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Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 768
Loc: Killeen/ Ft. Hood, TX
Just starting to get into catching cats and was wondering what rigs are best for catching cats off the bank. I'll be going to Belton Lake (Cowhouse creek) and plan on using fresh shrimp, chicken liver, Cjs monster bait and some live bluegills.

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#11001237 - 07/26/15 10:43 AM Re: Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ?? [Re: tanker4lyfe]
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
For those baits I like a Carolina or slip cork rig
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#11002304 - 07/26/15 09:58 PM Re: Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ?? [Re: tanker4lyfe]
Illnoize Offline
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Registered: 05/25/15
Posts: 47
I try to use the least amount of weight possible..I find the fish take the bait better. Even just a hook and line is effective in still water.

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#11005627 - 07/28/15 01:22 PM Re: Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ?? [Re: tanker4lyfe]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
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Loc: Arkansas
I would rig carolina or drop-loop with sinker on bottom ...from the bank i have used from 8ft rods all the way to 13ft rods the longer the rod thwe farther the cast cheers
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#11005836 - 07/28/15 02:53 PM Re: Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ?? [Re: tanker4lyfe]
Freeman Clark Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1258
Loc: Temple, Texas
When I fish up in the Cowhouse ares
i use fresh shad or punch bait. But I am fishing from a boat.
Good luck on Belton it can be a tuff lake to fish.

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#11005976 - 07/28/15 03:47 PM Re: Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ?? [Re: tanker4lyfe]
boosted_abugarcia Offline
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Registered: 11/17/14
Posts: 153
Loc: Waco Tx
I use cut shad on a cooper rig
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#11005977 - 07/28/15 03:47 PM Re: Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ?? [Re: tanker4lyfe]
olenarey87 Offline
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Registered: 10/04/11
Posts: 509
Loc: Parker County
I think a good place to start would be getting a cast net and learning to throw it. Fresh shad or bluegill are tough baits to beat. However with what you are using I would say a Carolina or Slip Cork rig. If you get into fresh caught bait Santee Cooper, Carolina, and three way are the ways to go.
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#11006971 - 07/29/15 06:49 AM Re: Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ?? [Re: tanker4lyfe]
Dave P Offline
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Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 653
Loc: Houston
Carolina rig is good for all those baits you listed. I would also recommend a three way rig for your livers and bluegills.
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#11007227 - 07/29/15 09:18 AM Re: Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ?? [Re: tanker4lyfe]
J.StoneRepairs Offline
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Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 240
Loc: Waco
I like using a 3 way swivel to keep my bait a couple inches off the bottom. Use a 5/0 Gama circle and enjoy

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#11013208 - 08/01/15 01:05 AM Re: Best rigs for catching cats off the bank ?? [Re: tanker4lyfe]
Chemdawg Offline
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Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
how did your cowhouse trip work out it has not really produce much in the past few years


Edited by Chemdawg (08/01/15 08:13 PM)

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