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Fork catfish today #13463172 03/07/20 03:05 AM
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I went out about three hours todsy and decided to catch fish corking. The fish decided I was not catching them on cork setup do I went to my 22 foot deep baited hole. I caught one channel that would weigh four pounds and got a few more bites. My partner of the day was Ill so I went in and took my boat out of the water. Now I got to tell you in my last three trips fishing at fork I am struggling to catch numbers of fish. Even pulled out old tricks. Yes I bought large blocks of cow feed and dropped one in several of my holes. The large blocks draw fish and they last longer. I buy them st Atwood’s in Greenville and they are marketed for game feed. The blocks weigh probably 25 pounds. Now I do have a black trash can full of soured millet that I use sometimes also. I am a big believer in chumming and probably cross over into the fish feeding category. So I am still catching fish on Stubbys. Any ideas on how to get my numbers up are appreciated? The key for me has been keeping my bait near the bottom. If I come up a full turn on my reel I ain’t catching them. I think the catfish may lay on the bottom in the cold water. Now in the summer i often catch fish 25-20 feet above the bottom. They still hang out where I chum when it is in 40 feet deep water.

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Re: Fork catfish today [Re: HumanSeine] #13463177 03/07/20 03:08 AM
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Re: Fork catfish today [Re: HumanSeine] #13463654 03/07/20 05:30 PM
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I fished Thursday and Friday. Thursday with Stubby and Friday with a friend of ours. We were baiting out some holes so we can get back to guiding before long. We baited and fished anywhere from 16-27 feet. Fishing was slow the first day but improved the second day a little. They aren’t where they need to be. We haven’t baited holes and the water temp is still cold. Stubby will be back in a week and we will get them corralled back up and start catching numbers again.

Re: Fork catfish today [Re: HumanSeine] #13463886 03/08/20 01:45 AM
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Same here. I fished Williams Creek, Little Mustang, and No-Name with a cork in shallow and off the bottom in 20-30 foot deep yesterday afternoon. Didn't even get a bite, which is very unusual. Water is cold and stirred up from the rain. That's my only explanation.

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Well I’m not feeling so bad. Been to Ray Roberts last few days and caught one from the bank with cut bait & Stubby’s.

Re: Fork catfish today [Re: HumanSeine] #13464006 03/08/20 05:04 AM
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We only totaled around 40 fish in 2 days

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well... I was feeling a little less confused, until littlewheel had to drop that 40 on us... fished CC yesterday afternoon for a few hours and it was very slow. Crappie not in shallow where I was looking yet, and my baited cat hole was empty too... Glad Arby's has fish sandwiches on sale!

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Re: Fork catfish today [Re: HumanSeine] #13464113 03/08/20 01:48 PM
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Guys, that was 40 fish over two days. Pretty slow for what we normally do.

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Been pretty dry in my neck of the woods as well I’ve caught 1 Out of the last three trips . Fishing in the shallows off the bank haven’t pulled the boat out yet this year .

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They aren’t shallow yet for sure. There will be some , but they aren’t there yet

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Originally Posted by HumanSeine
I went out about three hours todsy and decided to catch fish corking. The fish decided I was not catching them on cork setup do I went to my 22 foot deep baited hole. I caught one channel that would weigh four pounds and got a few more bites. My partner of the day was Ill so I went in and took my boat out of the water. Now I got to tell you in my last three trips fishing at fork I am struggling to catch numbers of fish. Even pulled out old tricks. Yes I bought large blocks of cow feed and dropped one in several of my holes. The large blocks draw fish and they last longer. I buy them st Atwood’s in Greenville and they are marketed for game feed. The blocks weigh probably 25 pounds. Now I do have a black trash can full of soured millet that I use sometimes also. I am a big believer in chumming and probably cross over into the fish feeding category. So I am still catching fish on Stubbys. Any ideas on how to get my numbers up are appreciated? The key for me has been keeping my bait near the bottom. If I come up a full turn on my reel I ain’t catching them. I think the catfish may lay on the bottom in the cold water. Now in the summer i often catch fish 25-20 feet above the bottom. They still hang out where I chum when it is in 40 feet deep water.

Do those blocks sink or need a weight?


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40 in two days is slow for littlewheel. You guiding much this year? I know most guys prefer warmer weather for fishing but cabin fever is running around more than corona.

Re: Fork catfish today [Re: HumanSeine] #13472584 03/15/20 05:02 PM
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We started back baiting holes so we can get back to guiding

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