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03-27-2012, 03:27 AM #1
Has anyone used a cane pole to fish channels with? Eater size?
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For those that wish to read on I will explain why I ask.
The first fond memories I have fishing was my grandpa using his cane pole on Lake Erie on the pier that got closed down then opened again to anyone to fish. There was a lot of huge rocks they put in beside that concrete pier and he would fish them out of the rocks like it was nothing. I still think of him as the best fisherman I ever knew. I just don't see people using them much and wondered if anyone uses them to fish for catfish or other fish for that matter.
03-27-2012, 03:44 AM #2
myself i've never used them ,but would like to try someday...i have seen some kids locally using then for bluegill on a farm pondjohn 14 : 6
03-27-2012, 04:13 AM #3
I have fond memories of me and my grandpa back in Texas when I was real young going to Camp Bowie lake near Brownwood. We would dig worms in his garden, load up the cane poles, and head out.He had prolly 20 or 30 of them, some store bought, others he cut from cane himself and made. We would go to a place he called the bayeu, a stretch of water way back from the river, and there was a dirt road that ran along the shore for a good ways. He would start jabbing them in the ground and baiting them up. Once they were all baited we would sit and wait for the action to begin. Sometimes we wouldn't get many out and the bite was on so we rebaited and continued until they were all set and then we would sit back and drink pop. That's what they called it then. The gas station had a soda pop dispenser outside and it was $.05 for a big one or small one, your choice. Never understood why they were the same price but it worked for me. We would catch perch, bluegill, channel cats, drum, bass. Always seemed to get something. I remember the conversations I had with my grandpa and what he taught me about fishing. I miss those times and I miss him too.I hope you all have memories like that too.
03-27-2012, 04:34 AM #4
I've caught channel's ~ bass & carp on them by mistake well fishing for gill's & crappie and it was fun to say the least.
03-27-2012, 05:24 AM #5
Still use them for bream fishing (worms & crickets) and crappie fishing w/live minnows. When bream fishing, flathead bait, on the Altamaha I usually catch several small channels.FLATHEAD OR DEATH
03-27-2012, 07:52 AM #6
I use them for crappies when the conditions are right.
03-29-2012, 02:39 PM #7
I have fond memories of using them to catch just about everything in the eater range. Granddads are great aren't they .
04-02-2012, 05:31 PM #8
Yes grandpas are great we used cane 9 to 10 foot cane poles to start out on with grandpa. No reels just tied on line with red and white round bobbers and hooks just set it out and hang on. We would go to a small river and catch gills and small cats and bullheads. It was fun to get a bucket of fish to bring home. But it was real fun to catch a 5ld cat on a cane pole. We did break a few of them trying bring in bigger ones too. Back then we would pick up crawler the night before. We knew the more worms we caught the longer we could fish. The best fishing memories I think I have.
04-03-2012, 11:48 AM #9
My first fishing pole was a cane pole, alot of good memories, we also learned how to go catch our own night crawlers and other bait. I remember catching crickets in mid to late August in our area. This is why I always say no matter how much or how little you spend on fishing rigs you can have fun fishing. My first store bought rod and reel was a 10.00 berkely spinning outfit. I bought at a hardware store that sold a little bit of everything.
04-03-2012, 12:35 PM #10
When I was a kid, all we ever used were cane poles...most everybody did. Nobody seemed to have their own pole, there was just a bundle of them for the family. My Dad didn't even own a rod&reel or a tackle box. We worked out of a little paper sack with a little spool of 8lb line, some sinkers, corks, and those little wooden tubes with #6 hooks. We cut our own poles right in the back yard. Sometimes Dad would temper them over a fire and varnish them, but we usually just dried them and used them like that. Sometimes we would cut some and use them the same day, but they were a bit heavy when green. You could always tell a fisherman because his car had a pair of fishing pole brackets fastened to the rain gutters on his car. If he was real serious about it, the poles were always there too. lol We didn't throw any fish back unless they were just too small to mess with. Whatever we caught went on the stringer, got cleaned with our pocket knives, and rarely saw the refrigerator. We had incentive to fish hard, because whatever we caught would be supper that night. Also, we didn't get to go fishing often enough to keep it from being a special treat.