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Best catfish sinker type ? #12685111
03/22/18 11:32 PM
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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

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12685126
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Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12685803
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No roll all the way.

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12685949
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No roll all the way.

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12686478
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No roll

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12686809
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bank fishing=bank sinker- 4-5 oz.

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12687169
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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.

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12688436
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2-3oz no-roll.


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Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12693981
03/29/18 02:14 AM
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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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Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12694114
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I would think you would want something flat for better casting. Lately I’ve been making my own dragging weights for use while drifting.

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: texdanm] #12694296
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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.

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Monkeypuncher] #12694489
03/29/18 02:07 PM
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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.

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12695127
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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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Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: Catfanman] #12696385
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School me on the no-roll..... thanks

Re: Best catfish sinker type ? [Re: serj5150] #12697058
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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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