Good afternoon yall,
It's been a long while that I've posted on the Catfishing forum.
I would like to say first, thanks for yalls help on catfishing.
Even though I dont fish for cats that much (I'm more of an Inshore guy), I often bring home a few for supper whenever I do.
Here's a photo of me at Brazos River this past weekend. I've invited a friend over as she hasn't gone fishing in over a year.
She had a blast hooking, fighting, and landing them.
We were there from late morning to mid-afternoon. With light winds out of the NE, we were casting in areas with steady current and depths greater that 5ft.
Between the two of us, we caught over a dozen cats (mix of Channels & Blues), but there were only 4 keepers. Still, we fried them up that night and they came out great.
100% of the time, I'm using dipbait (Secret 7) on a sponged Kahle hook on a Santee Rig.
The only issue is that I often have lots of small cats biting it and I'm having to re-dip every 10-15 mins.
This past weekend was no exception. You can feel the small ones striking the bait as soon as you cast into the water.
I remember once that yall advised that Live Shad
is the best if you want to bring it great size cats (well over 5 lbs).
How do I go about on finding Shad in a river? Or do I just blind cast with a cast net?
What about in lakes?
My friend wants to tag along again the next time we got a free weekend.
And she wants to fight & land that 10 pounder