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09-28-2019 02:01 PM
bugeye
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Originally Posted by prairiedog555 View Post
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.
09-28-2019 11:22 AM
prairiedog555 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
06-07-2019 07:52 PM
D Fischer
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Originally Posted by spruce View Post
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???
Kill joy! :-)
05-19-2019 07:58 PM
bugeye 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.
05-16-2019 08:16 PM
bugeye
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Originally Posted by casull View Post
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.
05-16-2019 06:38 PM
casull 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.
05-14-2019 11:04 AM
bugeye We did go to a water department lake where we didn't get a bite on strawberry hot dogs or chicken livers and rain ran us off early.
So, this coming Saturday (5-18-19) we are heading for High Falls lake.
It's supposed to be 89 degrees but we'll have a nice shady spot where I've caught a lot of fish in the past, both catfish and bluegills.
AND, THE ONLY BAIT WE'LL HAVE IS NIGHT CRAWLERS.
They'll catch anything.
04-22-2019 11:17 AM
goodshot Yes, Bugeye, our names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
04-21-2019 09:28 PM
bugeye Well momma kept insisting I spend a lot of money, so, I did some checking on a guided fishing trip and I ain't gonna pay $100 per hour plus tip for someone to take my fish off the hook.
So this afternoon I went to walmart and bought two Berkeley 7ft graphite casting rods (for my two spincast reels) and a bunch of hooks, lines, and sinkers.

I'm going to home depot in a day or two and get the wood and metal braces to build a stake-body for my little red wagon so I can haul more stuff down to the water.

So I'm happy with my birthday stuff, Jesus rose from the dead, what more could we want.
04-19-2019 04:22 PM
gpa&hisguns
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Originally Posted by bugeye View Post
At walmart prices, I could get 4000 33max reels.
I doubt if I could handle that many lines out.
I don't need $1000 worth of anything to go fishin, and I don't need any guns, or clothes, or anything else that I can think.
Hmmm, I'll bet she knew all that and that's why she offered so much.
She knew I wouldn't spend it.
Your a simple and content man Bugeye! I am much the same! I got enough guns to kill everything that I need to kill and the ammo to keep me shooting them in a conservative manner all of my days. So as long as chickens keep laying eggs, they keep making peanut butter and nobody poisons the Coca-Cola factory I'm in fabulous shape. Mother nature and I have the meat thing all worked out too!

One of my favorite movie scenes is from the movie "My Name is Nobody" Where he puts the bug on the water and waits with a club hoisted for a big ole catfish to try to eat that bug! Catfish even stung him! I wish I had a nickel for every time that a catfish or bullhead stung me....why I'd be right wealthy!

Good luck at the catfish hole!
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