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#12685111 - 03/22/18 06:32 PM Best catfish sinker type ?
Catfanman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 181
What is y'alls favorite catfish sinker for bank fishing a lake for example is It pyramid,no roll,bell , disk sinker or bank sinkers

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#12685126 - 03/22/18 06:38 PM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
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#12685803 - 03/23/18 08:49 AM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
Cjohle Offline
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No roll all the way.

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#12685949 - 03/23/18 10:26 AM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
slabcrazy Offline
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Registered: 05/22/14
Posts: 83
No roll all the way.

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#12686478 - 03/23/18 04:35 PM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
DEERSTRANGLER™ Offline
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Registered: 08/11/08
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Loc: AZLE
No roll

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#12686809 - 03/23/18 09:03 PM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
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Registered: 07/14/04
Posts: 297
Loc: Plano
bank fishing=bank sinker- 4-5 oz.

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#12687169 - 03/24/18 09:05 AM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
BankAngler81 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/18
Posts: 22
I use 3oz disk sinkers in snaggy areas. When wind & current are high I use 3oz breakaway surf sinkers. This is on my 8ft ugly sticks.

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#12688436 - 03/25/18 11:56 AM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
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Loc: Kaufman
2-3oz no-roll.
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#12693981 - 03/28/18 09:14 PM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
texdanm Offline
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Registered: 04/22/14
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I've started using bank sinkers that I have put on my anvil and flattened out. They cast good and seem to hold well without getting stuck on stuff. I did this at first because bank sinkers are cheaper and easier to find in the sizes I like but now am using them because I really like them.

I also do the same with egg sinkers. I put a rod in them before I flatten them then pull it out. I first did this when I was catfishing in a small creek using light spinning gear and wanted some 3/8 and 1/2 oz no roll sinkers. They worked fine so I just started doing it to all sizes. The stores around here just don't carry a good assortment of weights. they are so fixated on bass tackle that catfish stuff is just sort of an after thought.

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#12694114 - 03/28/18 10:29 PM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
Monkeypuncher Offline
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Registered: 07/12/17
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Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I would think you would want something flat for better casting. Lately I’ve been making my own dragging weights for use while drifting.

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#12694296 - 03/29/18 07:01 AM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: texdanm]
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Originally Posted By: texdanm
I've started using bank sinkers that I have put on my anvil and flattened out. They cast good and seem to hold well without getting stuck on stuff. I did this at first because bank sinkers are cheaper and easier to find in the sizes I like but now am using them because I really like them.

I also do the same with egg sinkers. I put a rod in them before I flatten them then pull it out. I first did this when I was catfishing in a small creek using light spinning gear and wanted some 3/8 and 1/2 oz no roll sinkers. They worked fine so I just started doing it to all sizes. The stores around here just don't carry a good assortment of weights. they are so fixated on bass tackle that catfish stuff is just sort of an after thought.


I agree with these comments...and sometimes must make my own equipment.

I do like the no rolls for most fishing situations, but not all.

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#12694489 - 03/29/18 09:07 AM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Monkeypuncher]
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Registered: 02/18/09
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Originally Posted By: Monkeypuncher
I would think you would want something flat for better casting. Lately I’ve been making my own dragging weights for use while drifting.


MonkeyPuncher maybe this can help you.
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#12695127 - 03/29/18 03:13 PM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
brazman Offline
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Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 212
Loc: Abilene, TX
My table vice is about to see some action this weekend; great idea on flattening those cheap sinkers into a no-roll shape.

I have a bulk pack of 1oz pyramid sinkers that I might try and flatten a bit, too.
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#12696385 - 03/30/18 03:37 PM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman]
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Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 3882
Loc: Texas
School me on the no-roll..... thanks

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#12697058 - 03/31/18 07:57 AM Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: serj5150]
Monkeypuncher Offline
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Registered: 07/12/17
Posts: 173
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: serj5150
Originally Posted By: Monkeypuncher
I would think you would want something flat for better casting. Lately I’ve been making my own dragging weights for use while drifting.


MonkeyPuncher maybe this can help you.


Thanks serj, I saw Teri making the paracord weights, I’m gonna try that next. I tried the eggsinkers and beads vs. no roll, lost 2 rigs with the egg sinker draggin weights, no rolls I was able to unsnag.

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