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Anybody ever try this ? #8756597 03/27/13 04:58 AM
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I have a friend that fishes a crappie pole and slip float for catfish I'll bet a four or five pound cat would put up a fight. Let me know if anyone has tried this.

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Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8756685 03/27/13 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted By: taterpop
I have a friend that fishes a crappie pole and slip float for catfish I'll bet a four or five pound cat would put up a fight. Let me know if anyone has tried this.


I use the lite weights/bobber when the channels are spawning.. thumb




http://www.lewisvillecatfish.com/
Kaden's first Blue Catfish youtube

Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8756726 03/27/13 10:41 AM
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It is an awsome fight


Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8756727 03/27/13 10:42 AM
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I have done some slip bobber fishing for channels. I works pretty good. I use a medium light action rod with some big bobbers and a 1oz weight with a treble hook and punch bait.


Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8756799 03/27/13 11:37 AM
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Nope. I'm goin for monsters. Loosing the fish of a lifetime because a crappie rod broke....no good.


Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8758171 03/27/13 04:55 PM
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Iv got a 12ft crappie pole that is a blast, channel & crappie stuff same thing, heavy gear just takes the fun out.You aint lived till ya catch a 30# red or a 10# channel on lite stuff.

Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8759584 03/27/13 11:01 PM
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Thanks, all for your answers at least I am hearing from some one else that has tried it. I will not give up my abu but the pole seems worth a try.

Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8760788 03/28/13 03:28 AM
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yes its a blast

Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8760841 03/28/13 03:42 AM
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I always consider going light when I read stories of monster cats caught "while crappie" fishing....with a minnow. And then I come to senses and tie on a live bluegill..on my 65lb test...with an 8/0 circle hook. lol...

I have caught 15-20lb carp on 4lb test, that's a blast. wink

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Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8761023 03/28/13 07:35 AM
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Fishing for channels with an ultralight is awesome. Just keep your drag loose or you will experience one of the worst feelings in the world: setting the hook on something heavy only to break off the line in the next instant...

Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: taterpop] #8761166 03/28/13 11:52 AM
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I recently picked up an 8' Pro Angler crappie rod for channel catting this spring. I've seen large flatheads caught on these rods.

Re: Anybody ever try this ? [Re: DEERSTRANGLER´┐Ż] #8761788 03/28/13 02:52 PM
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I also just saw that u-Tube that pro angler rod was bent over double nice rod nice fish. I can't judge fish weight very well but looks like about 15lbs cat.

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I dont use lite line tho 15#-20# braid its like 4#-6# mono

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