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#12754840 - 05/14/18 12:41 PM Beginners guide?
Oboe Offline

Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 57
Hey y’all,

I am 99% of the time fishing for largemouth bass, but I have had some catfish experience in the carolinas and want to get back in to it. I was wondering if this sub could help me out to get me situated a bit in regards to catfish.

Not to steal secrets or whatever, but i am assuming the hot dogs/chicken livers/etc are still the go-to’s?

Octopus hooks and a weight? Bobber?

Im listening!

(DFW area lakes and ponds)

#12754869 - 05/14/18 12:55 PM Re: Beginners guide? [Re: Oboe]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 12972
Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Carolina rig for stinkbait. Danny Kings, sureshot, cj’s etc. for channels
Santee cooper or three way with shad for blues.
I live with Fear everyday but sometimes she lets me go fishin

PB 65# Gravley

#12754906 - 05/14/18 01:24 PM Re: Beginners guide? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
Oboe Offline

Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 57
appreciated brother. I see you do guides, might have to work that out.

#12755002 - 05/14/18 02:10 PM Re: Beginners guide? [Re: Oboe]
spazm09 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 2190
Loc: Dallas, Tx
If you're bank fishing I would use a Santee Cooper rig (a Carolina rig with a float above the hook). Circle Hooks all day! I set up several rod holders and put bells on my rods. The bells help a lot at night.

If you want the bigger cats (Blues and Flatheads) I would use live/fresh shad or bluegill. Cut carp is also great. Chicken breast works well and is easy to get. Pick a spot where the wind will be blowing towards the shore. Target flooded vegetation, timber and rocks.

For channels, worms, punch bait, livers and all things stinky!


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