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#12270717 - 05/31/17 01:36 AM Is a farther cast better from the banks?
FaithMurr Offline
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Registered: 09/26/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Dimmit County
How far or close do you cast your baits? Is farther better? Or is closer better?

Cut bait, stinky bait, worms, live bait whatever bait you use.

I mainly cast 20-40ft from the banks into 10ft deep waters. I can cast almost 100ft out into 20-30ft deep waters though
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#12270822 - 05/31/17 07:29 AM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: FaithMurr]
Illnoize Offline
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Registered: 05/25/15
Posts: 69
I think finding current breaks and structure is more important to locating fish then just casting out far. Sometimes casting out far is necessary, but often the forage is close to shore in structure. If you notice, most guys who fish from boats fish within casting distance from the shore.

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#12270824 - 05/31/17 07:30 AM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: FaithMurr]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
I believe fish tend to feed closer to the bank at night and move farther out to deep water as it gts daylight. Most of the big fish I have caught were right against the bank when the water was muddy and rising.
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#12270898 - 05/31/17 08:29 AM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: FaithMurr]
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Wherever the fish are is where you want to cast.

Put a few rods close, a few moderately out, and a launch a few. Gotta find 'em if you're gonna catch 'em.
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#12270913 - 05/31/17 08:39 AM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: G Love]
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 707
Loc: Lewisville Texas
Originally Posted By: G Love
Wherever the fish are is where you want to cast.

Put a few rods close, a few moderately out, and a launch a few. Gotta find 'em if you're gonna catch 'em.

+1
A good topo map is a fishermans best friend. Look for a point with some wind blowing on it or some other type of structure you can cast to such as a channel or hump. Fan cast some shallow, medium, and deep.
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#12272043 - 05/31/17 06:59 PM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: El Gato Azul]
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Originally Posted By: El Gato Azul
Originally Posted By: G Love
Wherever the fish are is where you want to cast.

Put a few rods close, a few moderately out, and a launch a few. Gotta find 'em if you're gonna catch 'em.

+1
A good topo map is a fishermans best friend. Look for a point with some wind blowing on it or some other type of structure you can cast to such as a channel or hump. Fan cast some shallow, medium, and deep.

These guys nailed it-
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#12272123 - 05/31/17 07:39 PM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: FaithMurr]
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look for signs of shad ,the cats will be right there with them . in general close in at day break till about nine or ten am ,then further out when it gets warmer . but find the baitfish and you will find the fish
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#12273529 - 06/01/17 01:43 PM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: FaithMurr]
FaithMurr Offline
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Registered: 09/26/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Dimmit County
Looking at all the comments, i have casting in the wrong places (explains why i can't catch much) and distances.
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#12273674 - 06/01/17 03:08 PM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: whiterockjesse]
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Originally Posted By: whiterockjesse
look for signs of shad ,the cats will be right there with them . in general close in at day break till about nine or ten am ,then further out when it gets warmer . but find the baitfish and you will find the fish

Hi Jesse, I hadn't seen you in a while cheers
Good info here too Faith~


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#12273994 - 06/01/17 05:59 PM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: FaithMurr]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 399
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Try chumming with the bait you use in your fishing hole. Then cast to the chum. That will solve your issue if the fish are moving.
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#12274629 - 06/02/17 02:14 AM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: Cat finder]
FaithMurr Offline
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Registered: 09/26/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Dimmit County
Originally Posted By: Cat finder
Try chumming with the bait you use in your fishing hole. Then cast to the chum. That will solve your issue if the fish are moving.


Is chumming allowed for catfish here in Texas?
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#12274801 - 06/02/17 08:11 AM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: FaithMurr]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
Originally Posted By: FaithMurr
Originally Posted By: Cat finder
Try chumming with the bait you use in your fishing hole. Then cast to the chum. That will solve your issue if the fish are moving.


Is chumming allowed for catfish here in Texas?


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Cats train easy. They are all like democrats. Put out the free stuff and they will come.
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#12274859 - 06/02/17 08:35 AM Re: Is a farther cast better from the banks? [Re: FaithMurr]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 399
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Originally Posted By: FaithMurr
Originally Posted By: Cat finder
Try chumming with the bait you use in your fishing hole. Then cast to the chum. That will solve your issue if the fish are moving.


Is chumming allowed for catfish here in Texas?

Never anything about it being illegal. Go for it and wait. If things are really slow in your hole chum before sunrise. Good luck.
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