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#12339060 - 07/14/17 09:08 AM How to get the Bigguns?
smove Offline

Registered: 02/09/12
Posts: 165
Loc: Forney, TX
I have a question. I have a place that I've been baiting for catfish (10-12 foot deep) and they are coming in. The only problem is, they are all small (in the 10-12 inch range). How do you attract the bigger fish in? I'm bank fishing so I'm limited to depth. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy catching them and my girls also get a thrill and the 12-13 incher are perfect to fry whole. Just wondering would could I do better to bring in bigger fish? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

#12339088 - 07/14/17 09:20 AM Re: How to get the Bigguns? [Re: smove]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 1409
Loc: Emory, TX
unfortunately that's typically always going to happen when you bait a spot. Even moving out to deeper water will result in the same thing, just have to catch a bunch and weed out the small guys
Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide

#12339222 - 07/14/17 10:26 AM Re: How to get the Bigguns? [Re: smove]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 2058
Baiting draws mostly channels..... which usually don't get very big. An 8 to 10lb channel is reaching "trophy size". Most lakes aren't loaded with big channel cat and catching big ones don't happen very often.

If you're dead set on big fish you might consider targeting a different species like blues with cut shad(better in the winter) or flathead on live perch.

#12339261 - 07/14/17 10:45 AM Re: How to get the Bigguns? [Re: smove]
erittmueller Offline
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Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 519
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Fish creeks. My creek cats average 3 pounds.


#12339474 - 07/14/17 12:35 PM Re: How to get the Bigguns? [Re: smove]
Cat finder Offline

Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 446
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Use bait bigger then the of mouths of the small ones your catching and nothing they can nibble away at.
If the fish don't bite your not baiting right...


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