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Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. #4649043 03/24/10 06:56 PM
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Iím new to the forum, so Iím sorry if this subject has been brought up. I started fishing for stripers below Lock & Dams 4-5 on the Red River back in the early 90ís when they opened up. The Striper fishing was slow in the Tainer gates behind the dam , but I caught the heck out of the Blues in there on 3-4-5 ounce spoons. Just wondering if anybody else uses artificial baits when fishing for Blues



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Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Dorcheat] #4649378 03/24/10 08:07 PM
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I have caught a few blues while targeting other species,
but not consistantly.

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Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Mo] #4649851 03/24/10 09:32 PM
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Mo,

It's a very weird situation. The Blues stay in the Tainer gates, and the Stripers stay in the Henge gates. This best Blue fishing for me is in July when the river is low, and clear. Since Iím using a spoon I need clear water for the Blues to see it, when the water is high and muddy it doesnít work well. I look forward to making, and posting a video of it this summer.

Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Dorcheat] #4649884 03/24/10 09:38 PM
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I catch Blues and Channels when downrigging spoons bang bang You know how hard it is to make a Blue Cat or a Channel Cat look like a Redfish in the cooler????? lol


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Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Mexicajun1] #4649964 03/24/10 09:56 PM
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Mexicajun1,

That's very interesting. I read a article one time, where a gentlemen was down rigging Crawfish color Big O's, and catching huge Flatheads.

Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Dorcheat] #4649973 03/24/10 09:57 PM
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I know a few guys target rip rap and rocks with crank baits for flatties.

Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Chase ô] #4650088 03/24/10 10:23 PM
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Chase,

It looks like what you're doing is working pretty good too, if I say so myself.lol

Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Dorcheat] #4650109 03/24/10 10:25 PM
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Gotta love that fresh shad and some winter time blues coolio

Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Chase ô] #4650248 03/24/10 10:53 PM
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We catch some big blues on Tawakoni in the summer downrigging stump jumpers for stripers. Sometimes it turns a slow striper day into a good trip.


Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: ewilson] #4650302 03/24/10 11:03 PM
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I've caught a few slabbing for sandbass but not many. It's a nice surprise when I do though.

Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: DEERSTRANGLERÔŅĹ] #4650560 03/24/10 11:55 PM
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we always nail a few 10-15 lb'ers every year while slabbing sandies.
My biggest freshwater fish ever was a huge blue @ Lewisville
on a slab. estimated 40-45 lb's


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Originally Posted By: lite-liner
we always nail a few 10-15 lb'ers every year while slabbing sandies.
My biggest freshwater fish ever was a huge blue @ Lewisville
on a slab. estimated 40-45 lb's


That maybe lewisville in the pic but that fish looks more like a tuna. hmmm


Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: ewilson] #4652967 03/25/10 02:15 PM
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I can't wait until July so I can make a video of it. Kind of funny how time changes things. Twenty years ago, I wouldn't even tell my wife how to do it. Now, I'm ready to post it on a fishing forunm for my Texas friends.lol

Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Dorcheat] #4662260 03/27/10 04:18 AM
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I caught a huge 18 pound flathead out of lake arlington several years back...trolling a hell-pet combo for sandies and hybrids. It hit a DD-22 crankbait I was using instead of a hellbender...thought I was hung up at first, until I felt a swoosh of the tail...then it was kinda like reeling in a heavy log with short bursts of energy...helped that I caught it in opoen water...only had 14 pound test on...killed the motor and just let it have it's way...5-10 minutes later I was able to get a net under it after it had worn itself out...I just kept praying that whatever it was would not come off or hang up and break off...

It made for a great fish fry...

Re: Fishing for Blue Cats with artificial baits. [Re: Dorcheat] #4667061 03/28/10 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dorcheat
Mexicajun1,

That's very interesting. I read a article one time, where a gentlemen was down rigging Crawfish color Big O's, and catching huge Flatheads.
Well add to the insanity lol I caught a 12# Blue Cat yesterday on a Zoom SuperFluke while Bass Fishing lol.............. Gave it to a guy that was meat fishing with his 2 little girls.

Rob


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