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#11002642 - 07/27/15 08:29 AM Lewisville bad luck
Jared D. Offline
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Registered: 03/26/08
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I dont have access to a boat right now so I have been putting out a trotline in about 4 foot of water for the last 3 weekends. I have had extremely bad luck and was looking for some opinions on my luck.

Starting three weeks ago I put out my first line. I wasnt being real serious I just wanted to catch some catfish to eat. Friday night I put hotdog and liver on 8 hooks. Came back Saturday morning with a softshell turtle. I re-baited Saturday night with 7 3-7 inch perch. Sunday morning all bait was still alive and still on the hooks. The next weekend I went back. Baited up Friday night with 7 live perch a little smaller in size maybe 3-5 inches. Saturday morning I go check it and I have all bait missing and a 2 foot gar. This last weekend I decide Im going to put a little more effort into it. I moved the trotline about 200 yards down from where it was, again in about 4 to 4.5 foot of water. I use 4 perch and 2 large shad cut in half. Saturday morning I have a gar and all bait missing. Saturday night I increase the trotline to 25 hooks. Bait it with whole and cut shad. Sunday morning I check it and all bait missing with 2 gar on it.

I have never had such a problem catching catfish. I've also never caught so many gar. You think my area just has too many gar right now?
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#11002654 - 07/27/15 08:36 AM Re: Lewisville bad luck [Re: Jared D.]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Offline
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#11002718 - 07/27/15 09:06 AM Re: Lewisville bad luck [Re: Jared D.]
Bminchew Offline

Registered: 07/20/15
Posts: 34
Loc: Axtell, Tx.
It is tough to trotline in shallow water this time of year. Try setting your line out on a point or a bank that the wind is blowing into if you are not already.


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