Back before "noodling" was legal in Texas, a couple guys on Cedar Creek lake were wading the creeks with heavy duty fishing poles. Pole was baited with some sort of bait. They would wade the banks (waist deep water) and stick the rod tip (with hook and bait) in the undercuts and tunnels. Big catfish would actually bite the hook/bait, they would set the hook and then "reel" the fish in via the fishing pole. One of the DFW news crews actually came out and filmed them doing this.
At the time, they actually came to the conclusion that this was "legal", as they were not snagging the fish. That might have changed by now though??
Edited by REDGUN (05/25/16 02:17 PM)