texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
bshort, Jacob Taylor, JB227, JeffreyScott, BOBTHENAILER
115018 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 101,351
hopalong 95,503
Pilothawk 80,772
John175☮ 78,845
Bigbob_FTW 72,513
JDavis7873 67,402
Derek 🐝 66,286
Mark Perry 62,468
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,144,471
Posts15,639,779
Members140,018
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Cats hitting lures #13906839 03/01/21 07:28 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,645
T
Tommar Offline OP
TFF Team Angler
OP Offline
TFF Team Angler
T
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,645
Caught this yesterday on a T-rigged Paca Craw with claws dipped in chartreuse.

[Linked Image]


US Army and TXARNG 1984-2014
Gulf War 90-91
Iraq 2004-05
A'stan 2009
VFW Post Commander 2013-15
Wet Rooster Jigs Fishing Super Store
Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13906864 03/01/21 07:45 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 61,031
banker-always fishing Online Content
Super Freak
Online Content
Super Freak
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 61,031
Nice fish. Bet the fight was AWESOME ! thumb


[Linked Image][Linked Image]

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

Sinner's Prayer. God forgive me a sinner. I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior !
Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13907094 03/01/21 10:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 499
S
Sumfish Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
S
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 499
I caught a big yellowcat on a rattletrap back in the 80s. Know of a couple other guys that caught them on big plastic worms, too. Nice channel BTW.


?t=1342397301
Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13907230 03/02/21 12:26 AM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 977
K
karstopo Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
K
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 977
Nice fish. Channel cats also like some of the flies out there.

Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13907803 03/02/21 02:45 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 34,523
Dan90210 ☮ Online Content
Nonbinary Gender of the Year 2017
Online Content
Nonbinary Gender of the Year 2017
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 34,523
Great fish Tom! Any bass?

Wait... channel? I would have swore that was a blue?



Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13907923 03/02/21 03:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 26,650
senko9S Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 26,650
caught many huge cats over 20lbs pitching a heavy bass jig in thick cover. always black and blue and mostly flat heads.

Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13908027 03/02/21 05:04 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,645
T
Tommar Offline OP
TFF Team Angler
OP Offline
TFF Team Angler
T
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,645
Channel? Dam. I just thought it was a blue. Didn’t pay that much attention. Would have been my PB for a channel cat and I didn’t weigh it.

Nothing else caught that day. I only fished a couple hours. Mostly messed with my graphs and new trolling motor.


US Army and TXARNG 1984-2014
Gulf War 90-91
Iraq 2004-05
A'stan 2009
VFW Post Commander 2013-15
Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13908044 03/02/21 05:13 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 34,523
Dan90210 ☮ Online Content
Nonbinary Gender of the Year 2017
Online Content
Nonbinary Gender of the Year 2017
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 34,523
Originally Posted by Tommar
Channel? Dam. I just thought it was a blue. Didn’t pay that much attention. Would have been my PB for a channel cat and I didn’t weigh it.

Nothing else caught that day. I only fished a couple hours. Mostly messed with my graphs and new trolling motor.


Nice! Hopefully we can get down there soon... if that lake comes up just a bit I can get the guys to make the drive!

I am like 95% sure that is a blue cat though Tom. I caught one down there flipping trees as well. I think they spawn in the crotch of those trees. They for sure hold there at times.



Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13908390 03/02/21 09:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 169
C
CarlB Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 169
I caught some catfish on a spoon back in November- it shocked me.

[Linked Image]

Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13908469 03/02/21 10:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,935
U
uncle_bagster Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
U
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,935
I've caught several good-sized channels on Kastmasters while sandbass fishing. One time I caught a bullhead on a Roadrunner lure.

Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13908671 03/03/21 01:46 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,645
T
Tommar Offline OP
TFF Team Angler
OP Offline
TFF Team Angler
T
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,645
I’ve caught them on spoons and plastics before. Just kinda unusual. The size of this one really threw me for a bit. Right after I set the hook (in about 5’ of water and 60-70’ away) it jumped and then dug in running sideways. I didn’t get a good look at it though. Bass in Falcon are pretty light colored so I thought I had an 8 pound bass.

I am gonna hit that spot soon and anchor and see what happens!


US Army and TXARNG 1984-2014
Gulf War 90-91
Iraq 2004-05
A'stan 2009
VFW Post Commander 2013-15
Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13908960 03/03/21 12:26 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 25,177
Uncle Zeek Online Content
aka "Dad"
Online Content
aka "Dad"
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 25,177
My biggest flatheads have all been caught on slabs while fishing for sandbass. Doesn't happen very often, but oh, it's a hoot when it does.


"Decency is not news; it is buried in the obituaries --but it is a force stronger than crime" ~ Robert A. Heinlein
190 Civic Circle, Suite 260, Lewisville, TX 75067
972-436-8974 office, 972-746-0758 mobile
zac@artimlegal.com
Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13909073 03/03/21 01:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 5,183
tmd11111 Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 5,183
When I lived up in Kansas I used to catch flatheads all the time in the spring with crankbaits along rocks when fishing for smallmouths. Here locally I've caught a few channel cats on chatter baits.

Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13909632 03/03/21 08:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 116
D
d75bender Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 116
I caught 3 cat's in 1 day using a Megabass Okashira Screwhead with a 4" Black Shad Keitech, one was 6.7lbs, 7.13lb and a 15.2lb all on the same day. I threw out the swimbait, let it hit the bottom then ripped that sucker off the bottom by like 4-5ft and those Cat's slammed it as soon as it stopped and started to drop, felt like a train hitting my rod. I was going for bass but only caught 2 small bass doing that.

Re: Cats hitting lures [Re: Tommar] #13909682 03/03/21 09:02 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,645
T
Tommar Offline OP
TFF Team Angler
OP Offline
TFF Team Angler
T
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,645
Oh don’t think I didn’t throw back in that spot again! fish


US Army and TXARNG 1984-2014
Gulf War 90-91
Iraq 2004-05
A'stan 2009
VFW Post Commander 2013-15
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3