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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 05:38 PM
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Bugeye, all you need to do is catch one or two bluegills on the worms and you'll have one of the best baits ever for catfish. Cut them bluegills up into 5 or 6 pieces and you'll catch cats, and bigger ones than you would on livers. Plus, it's a lot cleaner than dealing with livers.

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Bugeye, all you need to do is catch one or two bluegills on the worms and you'll have one of the best baits ever for catfish. Cut them bluegills up into 5 or 6 pieces and you'll catch cats, and bigger ones than you would on livers. Plus, it's a lot cleaner than dealing with livers.
I am gonna take your advice, but not this trip.
If I can keep momma's interest up concerning fishing, I'm gonna teach her to cast a spinning reel.
I have two heavy duty spinners and medium heavy rods for them, and if she learns to cast one of those, we'll go for bigger fish.
High falls has some big catfish very close to where we'll be fishing, and the eating size I'm after hang on the outskirts of the deep cover above the dam.
It's a large log jam right against the base of the dam.

My wife loves catfish so I'm really hoping she gets into it.

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Well. I guess I'll give a fishing report.
My back was hurting bad enough that I didn't want to face the climb back up to my truck, so instead of high falls, we went back to the water dept lake, where I got one bite on nightcrawlers.
The rod bowed over and stayed, but even with a circle hook, it let go so I'm thinking big turtle.
I'm not going again until my back gets some rest.
So nothing exciting.

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Why fish will bite on certain things has always been a mystery to me.

I mean I can understand why a trout would hit a dry fly on the surface that mimics, say a mayfly, and they would hit a wet fly that resembles a nymph, buy why do walleyes for example hit a crawler trolled on a harness way out from the shore of a lake? I've never seen a crawler swimming along when I'm out in my boat, and certainly not swimming at anywhere near the speed we troll them!

And how about colors? Anyone ever see a real minnow that was firetiger, or red and white, or chartreuse??

And then we have tackle companies telling us we need this year's new color, or new shape, or new action lures because the fish have wised up to the lures we used last year and we won't be able to fool them with our old lures! Are we supposed to believe the fish all get together at the end of the year and compare notes on what to bite and what not to bite???
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I have had some luck using cheap hot dogs that are soaked for awhile in that liquid crawfish spray you can buy. Don't soak them more that an couple of hours or they will become too soft
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I have had some luck using cheap hot dogs that are soaked for awhile in that liquid crawfish spray you can buy. Don't soak them more that an couple of hours or they will become too soft
In a couple of weeks it's supposed to be cool enough to go fishing and I'm gonna try some hotdogs soaked in that fish sauce that Asian's eat. it smells like rotten fish.
And I'm gonna chum with some meow mix that's made with four different kinds of fish.
I'm sure that'll stink.

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Really hard to find any more but cow liver is way better than chicken liver. Use cow liver and it doesn't cast off the hook and no surgical tube needed. With chicken liver I use hooks with an egg loop tied on them Hook the liver and run the egg loop around the liver. I can cast so so like that but at least far enough to get out on the water! If you need to cast to the middle of the lake, I doubt it will work! Have made up some chicken breast but haven't used any yet. Every time I get ready to I see a new formula for making it and start over. This time it includes olive oil and strawberry kool aide. No strawberry kool aid so gonna try cherry! Funny thing my son swear's by night crawler's! Unfortunately they also seem to work well for him so I have to listen to him talk about the things heck, anyone can hook on a night crawler!
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I just learned to use a cast net. Shad are free, and cats like shad.

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post #29 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-04-2020, 12:47 PM
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I've learned to use my debit card. Chicken liver is very inexpensive and cat's love them! Also, worms are free and catch fish. Cats love fish gut's! :-)
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