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How to Catch Gafftop Catfish #14093700 08/13/21 02:00 PM
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Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: MathGeek] #14094129 08/13/21 06:26 PM
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I've heard of folks targeting them never understood why. Gotta ask what's the draw or reason for wanting to target them?


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Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: Jerry713] #14094267 08/13/21 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerry713
I've heard of folks targeting them never understood why. Gotta ask what's the draw or reason for wanting to target them?

Wondering the same thing myself, they're never hard to find while fishing. They might be some good eating thoiugh

Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: Bad93ex] #14094398 08/13/21 10:43 PM
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I've heard of folks targeting them never understood why. Gotta ask what's the draw or reason for wanting to target them?

Wondering the same thing myself, they're never hard to find while fishing. They might be some good eating thoiugh

Not sure if there as good as channel cat or not. I only had it once and it was fresh and fried. Definitely on the low end of the scale in terms of salt water fish IMO. I have a rule no one can bring one in my boat. That slime is hard to get off after it dries. The do fight good tho


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Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: MathGeek] #14094402 08/13/21 10:50 PM
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Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: Jerry713] #14094659 08/14/21 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Jerry713
I've heard of folks targeting them never understood why. Gotta ask what's the draw or reason for wanting to target them?


Bc they are pretty good eatin'. Squid for bait.


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Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: MathGeek] #14095109 08/14/21 05:11 PM
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After you’ve gotten the tribe used to trout and flounder they think gafftop are battery acid.
If you like catching and messing with cleaning please go and catch all you can.


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Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: MathGeek] #14095160 08/14/21 06:14 PM
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Thanks so much for the video. Enjoyed and remember some fun times in the surf and landing sonme of those slimy swimmers, up to 6 1/2 #.
They were oaky in a fish fry for folks who said they were good.

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Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: Pat Goff] #14095425 08/14/21 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Pat Goff
After you’ve gotten the tribe used to trout and flounder they think gafftop are battery acid.
If you like catching and messing with cleaning please go and catch all you can.


Will do.


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Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: MathGeek] #14097807 08/17/21 03:16 AM
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They're just as good freshwater.

Re: How to Catch Gafftop Catfish [Re: MathGeek] #14098099 08/17/21 02:12 PM
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I was fishing surf in padre island last weekend, caught about 8 of these on live croaker and 1 22 inch redfish-all released.


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Went down to Riviera this week and fished the Cayo del Grullo branch of Baffin Bay. The gaff top must have had a heck of a spawn because it seems that the bay was full of those little suckers. We were targeting croaker and drum with dead shrimp and must have caught at least 20 baby gafftop in the 5 - 6 inch range. Little bait stealers would have your shrimp just seconds after it hit the water. Never caught that many that little before.


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