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  1. All Catfishing
    Hey guys, I am going to be crossing the Mississippi on my way to Kansas, and I am hoping to fish it on sunday while we are there. We will be stopping in the hannibal, MO area, and I am wondering if anyone has any tips for bank fishing a river like the Mississippi. What size weight? Features to...
  2. LOCAL KANSAS TALK
    Hey guys, We're out here to find the monsters on the Kansas and Missouri rivers and we're interested to see what you've caught and what city you're in. Let's see it! My buddy Jo fought this 47.5# Flat the other night at the Kansas River out in Shawnee, KS. I also fell in the river trying to...
  3. LOCAL KANSAS TALK
    Took the daughter out fishing yesterday and she landed a biggin! It wasn't an accident, she is an avid catfisher! She has her own Ugly Stik Catfish combo spooled with 20# Ande Monster mono. We were fishing for bait and she caught a decent crappie. I asked her if she wanted to keep it to eat...
  4. LOCAL KANSAS TALK
    March 10th was the day my daughter could no longer wait another day to wet a line. She got a brand new catfish pole for Christmas and she intended to break it in! It was a bit colder then I was hoping for that day (46°F) but that wasn't going to stop her. I decided to try out the 25 acre...
  5. Bank Fishing
    Hi There, I need a good rod and spinning reel (combo or separate) for very long distance casts. I often fish for catfish at dams that require very long casts to get to where the fish are. My 7" ugly stick just does not have the range I need, even with 3,4 or 5 oz sinkers. I'd be willing to pay...
  6. Bank Fishing
    In my part of the world here in northeast Kansas, I have to travel at least an hour to get to prime Blue Cat or Flathead waters. I'm not rich and prefer to fish more than once a month. I'm not disappointed though, because it has fueled my passion for chasing trophy sized Channels. I'm not...
  7. Fishing Reel Review
    Was wondering what some of you guys thought about using the new Diawa Emcast Lt Br Spinning for catfishing. I know it's kind of marketed for saltwater fishing but nothing etched in stone against cats. Front and rear drags, 26lbs. of drag force and 320 yards of braid along with an extra spool...
  8. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    With the Ohio River back up to 42 ft. I doubt I will be able to get my boat out for anymore trip for this year. I will out of town visiting family from mid November for a week. So by the time I get back the winter weather will showing up. I may still get some bank fishing in if the river...
  9. KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK
    New member needing some lake advice. Not asking for your secret fishing hole here , but what are the best catfishing lakes/locations for someone trying to get more serious from the Lawrence area? Especially from the bank or small fishing boat with low hp motor. As always, thanks for the advice!
  10. MISSOURI RIVERS TALK
    Hello guys, haven't used this forum in a while but I've been curious on how to fish for blue cats this time of year in and around the lower MO river (I live in the Chesterfield area to be specific). I've heard many people have a lot of success in the winter under the right circumstances. I would...
  11. WISCONSIN RIVER TALK
    I mistakenly posted this under WI lakes instead of rivers. I am looking for places in NW WI to catfish. There are spots on the St. Croix river but have had no luck. Are there any other places to bank fish near or in Polk or Burnett County or surrounding areas?
  12. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    July 15th. Update: I picked up my brother at 08:00 and drove to our spot on the river for some catfishing. We got our four lines in water at 08:45, some current and river was slightly muddy. A friend of ours that also fishes there gave us about 18 fresh Gizzard Shad before he left for the...
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