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Too Many Catfish #13553551 05/11/20 06:40 PM
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I have a small pond that has way too many catfish in it. Does anyone want a bunch of fish or can anyone help with recommendations on the best way to get rid of a bunch?

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run a bunch of jugs and a trot line is my only thought, multiple hooks on each jug

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Catfish trap

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I can come catch some . Are they channel cats?


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PM sent. How big are they? I don't mind happen out a fellow member.

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Re: Too Many Catfish [Re: Terry M] #13558820 05/15/20 02:59 PM
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Bullheads? Channel Cat?

Re: Too Many Catfish [Re: Terry M] #13559108 05/15/20 06:48 PM
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Sorry I didnt give more details. The pond is very small about 100 feet diameter. I have a few channels I want to keep its the mud cats I am trying to thin out as they seem to reproduce at a much faster rate. We feed the fish and have eaten many of the mud cats, which taste great. They seem to be the most plentiful around the 10 to 14 inch size. I would welcome anyone over that would like to catch and keep a bunch of the mud cats, as many as you want to mess with.

We can even throw a cast net out and make easy work of it grin

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Man I wish I was closer to you. I'd pull a bunch. Where I grew up in CO about the only catfish we had were bullheads. My mother used to fry them up with eggs for breakfast.


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Originally Posted by Flags
Man I wish I was closer to you. I'd pull a bunch. Where I grew up in CO about the only catfish we had were bullheads. My mother used to fry them up with eggs for breakfast.


First thing Thank You for your service to our country!!! If you ever get this way just send me a pm and I'll give you my phone number, you are always welcome here!!!!

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Man I wish I was closer to you. I'd pull a bunch. Where I grew up in CO about the only catfish we had were bullheads. My mother used to fry them up with eggs for breakfast.


First thing Thank You for your service to our country!!! If you ever get this way just send me a pm and I'll give you my phone number, you are always welcome here!!!!


Thank you for the generous offer. I spend most my time in Amarillo but if I get down that way I'll take you up on it.


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I second the trap idea. I can't stand getting catfish in my cast nets.


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I was going to say cast net but you figured that out.

I'd throw in a couple 20-30 lb flathead


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Great opportunity for some respectful fishermen to let a kid wet a hook and catch some fish, maybe for the first time. I'm in the Dallas metro area and would love to come help manage your stock.

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X2 on the flat heads, they will thin them out.

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Flatheads are a bad idea. Better bets are to stock adult channel cats or even better, blues.

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