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How to get the Bigguns? #12339060
07/14/17 02:08 PM
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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.

Re: How to get the Bigguns? [Re: smove] #12339088
07/14/17 02:20 PM
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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

Re: How to get the Bigguns? [Re: smove] #12339222
07/14/17 03:26 PM
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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.

Re: How to get the Bigguns? [Re: smove] #12339261
07/14/17 03:45 PM
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Fish creeks. My creek cats average 3 pounds.

Eric

Re: How to get the Bigguns? [Re: smove] #12339474
07/14/17 05:35 PM
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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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