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#11814952 - 09/06/16 03:07 PM Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions
Phat Yak Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 14
I keep seeing people talking about drift fishing. I know nothing about this technique, but it sounds like something I should be doing.

Do you just rig a bunch of poles around the boat, fishing on bottom (or above the thermocline) with cut bait or shad, and slowly drift across the lake?

How fast are you drifting? I assume there is a sweet spot in terms of how fast you are floating across the lake.

Thanks in advance for any answers smile

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#11814959 - 09/06/16 03:14 PM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Most of the time you want to stay around .5 mph. I prefer a santee rig for drifting. Sometimes I will drop vertical lines at the thermocline but usually cast them as far as I can then let some more line out. Ledges, points and flats.
Use drift socks to slow ya down and keep the boat sideways


Edited by tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish (09/06/16 03:16 PM)
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#11814964 - 09/06/16 03:15 PM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
Phat Yak Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 14
Thanks !!!

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#11815308 - 09/06/16 06:33 PM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
BigPoppa007 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1239
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
If you cast one far , next short, the next far, the next short you may not get tangled as easy.

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#11815897 - 09/07/16 06:56 AM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5704
Loc: Fort Worth
Watch out for the little ones. One can bite and tangle up all your lines with out you even noticing.
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#11815982 - 09/07/16 07:55 AM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
Fishin' Nut Online   content
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Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 5043
Loc: Huntsville, AL
If you don't have two drift socks, you can use two 5 gal buckets.
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#11816520 - 09/07/16 01:35 PM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 729
Loc: Emory, TX
i run two 60" drift socks out the back of my boat, 21' CC and drift at .7 mph. I also use counter reels and run my farthest pole at 350, 300, 250, and 225. You're gonna have a tangle eventually regardless. I run santee cooper rigs with varies leader depending on water temp

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#11816547 - 09/07/16 01:48 PM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
South Florida transplant Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 86
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I will second that on tangles. Never seen a fish that can tangle lines as quick as a cat swimming toward the boat. Don't know how they do it but they can knot your lines together hook to hook and be gone without you even knowing they were there. Truly amazing.

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#11816707 - 09/07/16 03:48 PM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
Phat Yak Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 14
Thank you all for the replies !!!

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#11816725 - 09/07/16 03:59 PM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Might look up Christian Myrick on Facebook. One of the best kayak catters around.
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#11818499 - 09/08/16 04:01 PM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
Big Sam Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 610
Loc: Arkansas
If money is not an issue Hire a local guide and bring your I-phone take some photos and shoot some video...you can learn it pretty quick that way..
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#11825820 - 09/12/16 10:36 PM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
MercuryJump Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/10/15
Posts: 91
Loc: Texas
I would also love to get into drifting for cats. All I need to get started is a boat and a truck to pull it. lol
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#11825993 - 09/13/16 06:53 AM Re: Drift Fishing for Begginers... Questions [Re: Phat Yak]
El Gato Azul Online   content
Angler

Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 263
Loc: Lewisville Texas
Hire Tom aka TGravley to show you the ropes...he can ramp up your catfish knowledge big time and save you s ton of time learning. He guides Lewisville and will have you catching in no time.. Good luck
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