It's been at least 15 years since I dropped a line in fresh water, but I've been away from the gulf for 2 years now and after reading about llela I'm thinking of giving it a shot. I used to fish for cats in conroe all the time, just deopping bread balls or raw bacon on the bottom. Any advice particular to this location I should know?
Gear-wise all I have is the 7ft ugly stik and baitcaster I used for reds, currently rigged with braided 20 lb test. Will that work for big catfish? Also curious about hook size/type.
That is all you need. I use what I believe is a 6/0 wide gap circle hook for bigger cats with a chunk of cut bait or live bluegill. I normally hike down stream closer to the railroad bridge. Deeper holes and lots of bait.