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Need Help for Catfish on Belton #9489246 11/17/13 02:34 PM
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I randomly catch catfish, I only fish Belton Lake. I know the lake pretty well, I have spent 8 years on the lake 1-3 times per week. I am not a jug or trot line fisherman. I have been reading all the posts for quite some time. I tried a Santee rig for 6 hrs yesterday. 1.5 oz lead, 3 foot leader, #3 circle hook with a float 8 inches below the hook. I slow drifted both the entire sand flats and the flats by 36 bridge with whole Frozen salted shad. Using a drift Sock. I had a couple of bites, and retrieved shad heads, but no fish. At the end of the day I was able to cast net 30-40 shad from 2-6 inches. Any advise is appreciated, I have friends visiting and would like to catch a few fish and have a fish Fry. Thanks

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Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: Jamoke] #9489368 11/17/13 03:23 PM
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I'm in the area till Wednesday and plan on finding some fish. What area are you at?


Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: Jamoke] #9489390 11/17/13 03:28 PM
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Good Luck. I think most of the regular posters here are guides and they aren't about to give up their hot spot locations. I haven't fished Belton a lot, but from what I've been able to find out, the North end close to the 36 bridge seems to be a poplar spot with them. Don't think they are just going out and randomly finding fish on the fish finder and tearing them up. Go out a few days before you are going to fish and bait a couple places with some range cubes or sour mash chum. Do it for a few consecutive days before you go.

I saw that on Conroe once while fishing with a buddy. We were tied up under a bridge and doing OK, but while we were there a couple of guides showed up with pontoon boats loaded with people. They would throw out a couple of scoops of chum and immediately start putting fish in the boat. Most of the fish we caught there were full of grain.


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Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: chikenfrie] #9489447 11/17/13 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: chikenfrie
I'm in the area till Wednesday and plan on finding some fish. What area are you at?


Thanks for the reply, I Live off of 439 near the Dam, But put in a Roger's Park yesterday. I can get to any part of the Lake pretty easily. I'm not sure if I was fishing too deep, or wrong location, or wrong presentation. right now I have live shad in a bait tank.

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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Good Luck. I think most of the regular posters here are guides and they aren't about to give up their hot spot locations. I haven't fished Belton a lot, but from what I've been able to find out, the North end close to the 36 bridge seems to be a poplar spot with them. Don't think they are just going out and randomly finding fish on the fish finder and tearing them up. Go out a few days before you are going to fish and bait a couple places with some range cubes or sour mash chum. Do it for a few consecutive days before you go.

I saw that on Conroe once while fishing with a buddy. We were tied up under a bridge and doing OK, but while we were there a couple of guides showed up with pontoon boats loaded with people. They would throw out a couple of scoops of chum and immediately start putting fish in the boat. Most of the fish we caught there were full of grain.


That is a great Idea, I have used high protein range cubes in the past at my barge, (no longer have the barge) with good results. I thought that only worked because it was a static location, Thanks

Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: Jamoke] #9489471 11/17/13 04:09 PM
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When you were out there did you happen to see a bunch of jugs floating around? Thats why there is no fish, we need a slot at Belton so the catfishery can replenish. I too am having the same issues, drifted the flats out in front of Mcgregor park the other day for about 4 hrs with no luck, headed over to Owl Creek park and got the same results. I will say that fresh shad is much better than frozen. Im interested in seeing where this thread goes, someone has got to be catching fish on Belton.



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Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: foxracerblade] #9489484 11/17/13 04:15 PM
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Yes Jugs were all over the lake. I ran from Rodgers to 36 bridge and owl creek.

Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: Jamoke] #9490873 11/18/13 02:40 AM
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Belton is a hard lake to set a pattern on.If the bite is on you better stay with them.

Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: Jamoke] #9493144 11/19/13 12:06 AM
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Just got set up near the 36 bridge and plan on being out here awhile. I will give a report if anything exciting happens.


Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: Jamoke] #9493146 11/19/13 12:07 AM
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Awesome! Look forward to the report



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Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: Jamoke] #9493212 11/19/13 12:31 AM
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Chickenfrie, you shoulda said something sooner. I thought about giving it a try today but decided last minute not to. I woulda gone to meet another tff'er. i even had a little bait left from this weekend that needed to be used.


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As soon as the sun disappeared I heard one of my clickers slowly going out and then my far rod just started screaming. A nice 8 lber blue that had some spunk in him. Think it should be a fun night!


Re: Need Help for Catfish on Belton [Re: Jamoke] #9493230 11/19/13 12:37 AM
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Wish it was a weekend, I'd of joined you



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Sounds like a good start!!


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Weekend? Pshh, I gots the week off work! I'm in town till Wednesday morning, plan on fishing tomorrow as well from the banks if any of y'all are interested.


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