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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. KANSAS CATFISHING
    Catching monster channel cats here in north eastern Kansas this year came quite unexpectedly. I have been a cat fisherman since I was old enough to hold a pole, but this year came as a huge surprise. It all started when I took my pile of 6 kids to a small walk-in fishing lake a couple miles...
  4. Homemade baits
    Hi, I'm Christopher. I live in Southern Mississippi and have been fishing for channel catfish practically my whole life. For over a year now, I've been experimenting with making my own punch baits. This is the basic recipe and process I currently use to make my bait. I am constantly...
  5. General Conversation
    Hey guys, I’m fairly new here and would like some information and/or tips for putting catfish structure in some ponds. I live in Minnesota near maple Grove and have driven by and fished a few gravel pits in the area. I’ve seen a few small catfish in them, but would like to encourage them to...
  6. LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK
    August 29th. My friend Joe invited me to go fishing at a pond he has access to. We got our lines in the water around 08:30, started for L.M. Bass. I got my catfish rod to start. At 08:55 Joe caught his first bass of the day; it was 12 inches 1 lb.2 oz. At 08:57 he hooked another bass about...
  7. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    Here is my report of the fishing trip of July 7th, July 7th. My brother and I met with a catfish guide at 06:00at the ramp. We were on the water at 06:20 heading to get fresh shad for bait. 07:00 we had our 8 rods in the water. My brother brought his own 4 rods and some frozen skipjack that he...
  8. LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK
    May 12th. I picked up my grandson for some fishing. We got 2 tubs of red worms at our local bait shop on our way to Camp ERNST Lake. When we arrived at 11:45 there was a shady spot for us to put out our lines. The strong breeze kept the temperature down to a pleasant level, but made watching...
  9. Fishing Reel Review
    Hey all. I've been a game fisherman for years, now I'm thinking about getting into catfish and rough fish. Is it fun? :wink1: Anyways, I need some advice on gear to get me started. Here's the situation: I'm new to catfishing, live in the Minneapolis area, would be fishing the Minnesota and...
  10. Catfishing Videos
    My 2017 highlights reel. Hopefully it will help give you a little fix while we all wait for Spring to get here!
  11. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    Well I finally caught some catfish last week! I got out in my boat on the 19th., and fished the downtown section of the Ohio River. That was the first time I fished that area all year. I fished from 10:30 till 13:30, fished three different spots. The first two I never even got a tap. There...
  12. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    September 18th. I picked up my brother from the nursing home around 08:00 to head for the Ohio River. We got our lines in the river around 08:50. The river was clear with a slow current, and a slight ripple on the water. At 08:55 I got a slight tap on one of my rods that was baited with a...
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