Advice needed!!!

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by bigkat7698, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. bigkat7698

    bigkat7698 New Member

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    I have been fishing a 5 acre pond for a few years now and I have caught a ton of cats most being between 2-5lbs but I know that there are several large cats both channel and flats in there. The big ones are the ones I want and I would like for some of the experts on here to help me catch them here is some info about this pond....

    10-20 foot deep with a ledge on one end.
    NO fishing after dark!
    Lots of small bluegill
    No bass or crappie...

    Any advice is appreciated setup,bait ect...

    Thanks Jason
     
  2. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    WELL A NIGHT IS WHEN THE BIGGER FLATS COME OUT TO FEED IN THE SHALLOWS SO THAT WOULD BE HARD TO DO IF YOU CAN'T FISH IT AT NIGHT.THE BEST THING I CAN TELL YOU IS LOCATE SOME STRUTURE WERE THE BIG FLATS WILL BE HOLDING AT IN THE DAY AND USE BIG LIVE BAIT.
     

  3. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Use some bream live or cut up..Fish early morning and late afternoon..During the summer the pond will stratify so use a slip bobber rig to catch them as they will be suspended off the bottom..Live bait will work better to catch a flatty..
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I have caught most of my big flats in the day light . So not fishing at night is no big deal . I would use one of the bluegills as bait or some shad . If using a bluegill whole I trim off abot a quater inch of the tail it causes the gill to leak oils and more stress . I would also fish the deepest spot in the pond and I would fish that ledge . Prime time would be early morning and before sunset .
     
  5. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Oops almost forgot ..... Welcome to the B.O.C.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jason Welcome to the BOC. I agree with this post. Good info. Be patient.
     
  7. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    WELCOME to the BOC Jason!:big_smile:.I,d try fishing the deepest part of the pond where there,s any structure.Try and feel around out there with your sinker for any rocks,logs,anything on the bottom really.There,s probaly bluegill in there,I,d use a nice lively gill on suitable tackle.:wink:
     
  8. bigkat7698

    bigkat7698 New Member

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    Thanks for the info guys...I have been using a 3oz bank sinker and an 8/0 gamakatsu circle with live bluegill about 6 inches off the bottom but I am not getting much action should I change my setup maybe go to a float? Thanks again here is a pic of a caught Tuesday from the pond No scales so how much you guys think he weight?...Thanks
     

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  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Jason, Welcome to the BOC!
     
  10. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    I,d say around 12.:wink:.I,d try bottom and a float to cover more area.
     
  11. shanelures

    shanelures New Member

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    can't say no more than whats been said! but welcome to the boc man!! shane
     
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    Poppa New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Jason
     
  13. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I would try about a foot off the bottom, if that does'nt work go to a slip bobber rig and adjust the depth till you can find where there suspended..I'd say that fish looks to be 8-10 lbs..Nice fish..