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I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. #13229966 07/30/19 03:06 PM
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I have been trying to catch some big blue cats from a tiny boat for a while. First started 3 years ago with my Bass Hunter boat. Had to learn how to throw a cast net, how to find shad, how to fish circle hooks etc. etc. So I studied up and tried hard. Never caught a thing. I have still been tinkering with it here and there from the bank. Catching some small channels and a small blue now and again. Yesterday I decided to put down my bass gear and try a day of catfishing from the kayak. Got myself 7 big Gizzards and a few bluegills at the ramp and shoved off. Started the morning bass fishing and doing pretty ok. When it got slow I went out deeper and started marking lots of shad and what I thought were blue cats in a bisection of two creeks in about 15-18 FOW

First cast the bait got hit as soon as it hit there water! Blue cat on!

Went on to catch 5 of them and a few channels in an hour. From 22 to 28 inches. Then as soon as it started...it stopped. No more action. Just like a switch. But boy it was fun!

Thanks guys for the help over the years. I have learned a lot from yall on how to do this and hope to do more of it soon!

This was on Lewisville yesterday by the way. The rain that came in around 11am really turned them on I think.



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Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13229970 07/30/19 03:10 PM
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Solid channels! thumb


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Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13229980 07/30/19 03:14 PM
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Wait those are channels?

I thought for sure these are blues!?!



Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13230120 07/30/19 04:49 PM
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Good job!


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Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: littlewheel] #13230138 07/30/19 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by littlewheel
Good job!


Thanks mate! I thought I caught blues lol. If these are channels they are the biggest ones I have caught.



Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13230183 07/30/19 05:42 PM
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No sir my mistake. Blues. Looking at it on my phone earlier.


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Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Jerry713] #13230219 07/30/19 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerry713
No sir my mistake. Blues. Looking at it on my phone earlier.


Ha! Ok cool thanks. I was thinking I "Boy I still have a lot to learn! I thought I knew a blue from a channel!" And I almost never see channels that size at Lewisville. The biggest ones I catch are maybe 2lbs.

Again thanks to everyone who posts up the great info here. From learning throw nets to hook selection to rigging... yall have been helpful as all get out.



Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13230285 07/30/19 07:01 PM
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Solid fish and from a yak!! Well done!!

Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13230296 07/30/19 07:10 PM
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Check out Kayak Catfish on YouTube. Crazy the size of the catfish he catches on the TN River.


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Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Fishin' Nut] #13230340 07/30/19 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
Check out Kayak Catfish on YouTube. Crazy the size of the catfish he catches on the TN River.


Agree. Watch all of his videos. Here's one you might like.

https://youtu.be/P7DmOZU8QDk


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Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13230475 07/30/19 09:47 PM
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Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13230527 07/30/19 10:33 PM
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Congratulations. Your hard work paid off.


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Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13230668 07/31/19 01:09 AM
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Persistence always triumphs! Congrats on hitting a few!


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Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13230682 07/31/19 01:19 AM
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Cool beans glad you finally found them

Re: I did it...Big Cats from a tiny boat! Finally. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13230756 07/31/19 02:26 AM
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Thanks guys!

Mad respect to yall who have this down. Its not as easy as some people think. Looking forward to getting some more!



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