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#11165298 - 10/14/15 08:16 PM Big catfish
senko 1 Offline
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What is the best bait to catch big catfish on rod n reel on east tx lakes

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#11165345 - 10/14/15 08:38 PM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
opus Offline
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Big shad
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#11165350 - 10/14/15 08:39 PM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
But cut carp/buffalo works also. Live or cut "Perch".

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#11165394 - 10/14/15 08:53 PM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
sapalmer Offline
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Loc: Dallas
Goggle eye perch, rock bass and drum.

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#11165524 - 10/14/15 09:40 PM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
senko 1 Offline
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Where do u buy big shad live or dead

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#11165603 - 10/14/15 10:17 PM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
HeavyLead Offline
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Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Originally Posted By: senko 1
Where do u buy big shad live or dead


You don't. You'll need a cast net. Unfortunately, I can't tell you where to throw it. I struck out with mine at a boat ramp and another location tonight.

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#11165930 - 10/15/15 07:12 AM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
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Which lakes are you talking about?
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#11166203 - 10/15/15 09:08 AM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
senko 1 Offline
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Live in east tex Longview Tyler area lake o pines lake Tyler Martin creek lone star lake

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#11166235 - 10/15/15 09:20 AM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
If you can't net your own shad go down to Asian or Mexican supermarket and buy some Buffalo. Have them scale it but not wash it. Cut in 1" strips about 3" long. Soak some in Dead Red, some in Kat Juice and keep some plain.

http://bottomdwellerstackle.com/kat_juice.htm

http://teamcatfish.com/dead-red-blood-spray.html/


Edited by BigPoppa007 (10/15/15 09:29 AM)

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#11166270 - 10/15/15 09:28 AM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
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I am really not familiar with that area. I can tell you that I have spent a lot of time on Rayburn and I have never had a lot of luck catching shad or using it as bait. If there is a lot of shad in the lake than use shad...otherwise I would try perch or shrimp.
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#11166303 - 10/15/15 09:39 AM Re: Big catfish [Re: BigPoppa007]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Originally Posted By: BigPoppa007
If you can't net your own shad go down to Asian or Mexican supermarket and buy some Buffalo. Have them scale it but not wash it. Cut in 1" strips about 3" long. Soak some in Dead Red, some in Kat Juice and keep some plain.

http://bottomdwellerstackle.com/kat_juice.htm

http://teamcatfish.com/dead-red-blood-spray.html/


This^^^ I've been doing this for the past couple months due to not catching any big carp or buffalo. Sad do say, but I've never had the amount of luck with punch bait that I've had with buffalo or carp. You'll get bites according to the size you cut your bait. If you side by side fish with punch and buff/ carp You'll see a difference in the quality and size of cats. Good luck.


Edited by Cat finder (10/15/15 08:10 PM)
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#11166815 - 10/15/15 01:26 PM Re: Big catfish [Re: senko 1]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.

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#11167555 - 10/15/15 07:51 PM Re: Big catfish [Re: Cat finder]
BankAngler50 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/15
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Originally Posted By: Cat finder
Originally Posted By: BigPoppa007
If you can't net your own shad go down to Asian or Mexican supermarket and buy some Buffalo. Have them scale it but not wash it. Cut in 1" strips about 3" long. Soak some in Dead Red, some in Kat Juice and keep some plain.

http://bottomdwellerstackle.com/kat_juice.htm

http://teamcatfish.com/dead-red-blood-spray.html/


This^^^ I've been doing this for the past couple months due to not catching any big carp or buffalo. Sad do say, but I've never had the amount of luck with lunch bait that I've had with buffalo or carp. You'll get bites according to the size you cut your bait. If you side by side fish with punch and buff/ carp You'll see a difference in the quality and size of cats. Good luck.

^^^ this,... alternatively, live or cut blue gills or nightcrawlers,... fall and winter blue catfish are NOT TOO picky.

I've never fished lake Tyler, but a friend mine claimed a big blue cat stole one of his poles with a 4" blue gill at the end of the line at lake Tyler,.. so a brand new 9' Daiwa Salmon & Steelhead rod with brand new Shimano Sahara 4000 combo is out there somewhere, lol.


Edited by BankAngler50 (10/15/15 08:05 PM)
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#11167675 - 10/15/15 08:47 PM Re: Big catfish [Re: BigPoppa007]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
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Loc: Rowlett, Texas


How does this compare to dead red?

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#11167692 - 10/15/15 08:54 PM Re: Big catfish [Re: HeavyLead]
BADLANDER Offline
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Registered: 08/05/13
Posts: 446
Loc: DENTON TX
Put at least 3 gallons worth in the freezer tonight for winter 3' of water wind blown banks
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