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#11960330 - 12/01/16 12:16 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 992
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Dan90210
Originally Posted By: JJ4MEL
I go to the Jusgo Supermarket in Plano to get my bait during the Winter for blues. I can get a buffalo, drum or carp real cheap and have them cut, scale it, etc. Sometimes they will have live crawdads too. No need to freeze my hands off trying to catch bait.


Are they better without the scales on them? Is this a better option than chicken breast you think?

I am getting the net and gonna try to make my own. But options are good ha ha.


I prefer to have my bait scaled unless I am using the head. It's fish and natural to them so I would think they would prefer it over chicken breast. However, some good feedback in this thread on chicken breast so it might be worth trying both and see which gets bit more consistently.

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#11964422 - 12/03/16 04:00 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
Dan90210 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Loc: Denton County
Got myself some proper cat fishing equipment today including this cast net which I am at present learning how to throw!





I also got some frozen mackerel from the H Mart. I'm using that as bait and bank fishing so far no luck catching bait or fish LOL.
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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11964520 - 12/03/16 05:09 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
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Also, if you are fishing for good size Blues, or any size, use my Catfish Calendar to max your potential. See the thread titled "Lynn's Catfish Calendar (LCC) 2016". I use fair size perch. Dave uses fresh chicken breast soaked in Dead Red spray. See his thread in "Meat Haul" for pics. A lot of bass fishermen are now using my Calendar for big Yellas on Rod-n-Reel.
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#11964621 - 12/03/16 06:15 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
Dan90210 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 23895
Loc: Denton County
Oh the Sweet the smell of success!

These are not the monsters I am looking for but not bad for a first try! Weather being what it is, I was bank fishing. Tiny boat has to wait.

I was able to get these two nice-sized eaters. It turns out they do like mackerel!

I even caught a small bluegill in my new throw net!! First try throwing the cast net so I was pretty excited about that. Spent about an hour working on my throwing I think I started to figure it toward the end.

Used the gill for bait too but they wanted the mackerel.

Had 4 bites but only got two. the other bites the fish doubled the rod down, when i picked it up there was nothing there at all. I've got the technique down of just reeling and not setting the hook with the circle hooks so that wasn't the problem they just dropped the bait I guess.





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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11964829 - 12/03/16 08:35 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
Originally Posted By: Dan90210

Had 4 bites but only got two. the other bites the fish doubled the rod down, when i picked it up there was nothing there at all. I've got the technique down of just reeling and not setting the hook with the circle hooks so that wasn't the problem they just dropped the bait I guess.



Gar or a fish swam into the line.........

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#11964897 - 12/03/16 09:12 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: BigPoppa007]
Dan90210 Offline
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Originally Posted By: BigPoppa007
Originally Posted By: Dan90210

Had 4 bites but only got two. the other bites the fish doubled the rod down, when i picked it up there was nothing there at all. I've got the technique down of just reeling and not setting the hook with the circle hooks so that wasn't the problem they just dropped the bait I guess.



Gar or a fish swam into the line.........


Ahhh. Gar. You're right. I've had fish swim into the line when bass fishing and dead sticking plastics. They clear the line quick. These two bites the suckers popped the rods of my bucket and drug em 15 feet.

Gar do that then drop a bait. Seen it on YouTube haha
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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11964913 - 12/03/16 09:21 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
pvc, 1/2" rebar and lots of duct tape.........


Edited by BigPoppa007 (12/03/16 09:25 PM)

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#11964914 - 12/03/16 09:22 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
Cat finder Online   content
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Time for some team catfish DA hooks...
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If the fish don't bite your not baiting right...

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#11964916 - 12/03/16 09:24 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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#11965003 - 12/03/16 10:06 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
Dan90210 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Loc: Denton County
Those rod holders look legit!

I'm gonna stick with my Home Depot Bucket for now. Plan is long run to fish the blues from the Bass Hunter. Just need my schedule and weather to match.

Gonna go back to the same spot in the AM and try again.

This time bigger hooks, bigger baits, and maybe try the Lowe's bucket over the home depot one...in case big blues are more into blue buckets. Never know.
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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11965671 - 12/04/16 01:27 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
Dan90210 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
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No luck this time. Caught a turtle and a bass on my mackerel.

Wonder why it is that 12 hours ago same spot same bait I had 4 bites in an hour, and now no bites in 5 hours...

Next time hopefully I'll be on the bass hunter and can try more spots.
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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11965855 - 12/04/16 03:18 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
Beer Money Offline
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Registered: 08/07/14
Posts: 2220
Loc: Collin County
You could get Carey to show you where to catch shad.


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#11965912 - 12/04/16 04:08 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1503
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
Forget the BassMan and make 4 rod holders and downloaded ad Navionics phone App and look for areas near dropoffs, creek channels and points you can bank fish. Good Blue catfish weather is cold wet and windy -your BassMan ain't going to help you. Save it for Spring time channel cat fishing.


Edited by BigPoppa007 (12/04/16 04:10 PM)

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#11966184 - 12/04/16 07:05 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Dan90210]
Dan90210 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
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I respect that input Big poppa. Furthermore I see you're a skilled cat fisherman, as such I take your input seriously.

That said my mission, my goal, is big blue from tiny boat. I'm going to accomplish that mission.

I want a big blue (and some eaters along the way) coming over the rail of the 9 foot Bass Hunter boat!

banana
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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11966190 - 12/04/16 07:07 PM Re: I am going all in on blue cats! [Re: Beer Money]
Dan90210 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Loc: Denton County
Originally Posted By: Beer Money
You could get Carey to show you where to catch shad.



No thanks.
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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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