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#11908507 - 10/30/16 05:37 PM Blue Cats on rod&reel
Chaparro75 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/13
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Hope you can help me out on this. I do good with picking spots to set up my juglines. I scan the area, read the depth, smell area for shad(don't ask just feel I can smell them) and I catch good catfish. Question is: How do I translate that to catching them on a fishing rod? Don't get me wrong it's fun catching big cats on juglines but I want to feel one on my fishing pole. Hope you can help.

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#11908568 - 10/30/16 06:35 PM Re: Blue Cats on rod&reel [Re: Chaparro75]
Big Zee Offline
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Loc: East Yegua
The same way you set your jugs. It is a old school gift knowing what the water smells like to catch cats. My grandpa taught me this skill. Fish it like you do your jugs. Either drift or anchor up in that area.
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#11909257 - 10/30/16 10:36 PM Re: Blue Cats on rod&reel [Re: Big Zee]
Chaparro75 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/13
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: Big Zee
The same way you set your jugs. It is a old school gift knowing what the water smells like to catch cats. My grandpa taught me this skill. Fish it like you do your jugs. Either drift or anchor up in that area.

Thanks. I've tryed to anchor with small cat luck and when I drift, it seems like I might be drifting to fast. Should I be trying to drift a certain speed?

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#11909446 - 10/31/16 05:58 AM Re: Blue Cats on rod&reel [Re: Chaparro75]
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Around a half a mile an hour
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#11909728 - 10/31/16 10:12 AM Re: Blue Cats on rod&reel [Re: Chaparro75]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
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I rarely drift, even though I know it is a good way to target cats. I anchor and toss out the rejects from when I cut my bait up. If they are there I will usually have a rod go down before I can get them all set out.

No roll sinkers, quality swivel, circle hook of choice, good line and leader, and get to fishin'.
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#11910400 - 10/31/16 04:36 PM Re: Blue Cats on rod&reel [Re: Chaparro75]
Reynolds Guide Service Offline
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Edited by Reynolds Guide Service (11/01/16 05:09 AM)

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