An Ultralight = Cat and Shad (pics)

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  1. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    Yesterday I went out to the lake behind my house with my ultralight to catch some bluegills for bait. I seen something chasing them lately (bass). First cast, the bobber went down and I set the hook, I soon found out it wasnt a small bluegill. It took of for the dock and cover right next to where I casted. I turned it very carefully with my ultralight and got it to shore, my dad had to go get the big net :lol:. It was a blue cat of 6 pounds, it fought real good on the UL. After I caught a few bluegills on the bobber rig (I was using 1" foodsource maggots), I switched to a spinner. Then I ended up snagging a shad! Here are a few pics. I released the cat, as well as the shad (yea i actually did that), I didnt have too much time to be fishing last night. This is the second nice cat ive hooked on an ultralight this year. The first one was 10 pounds but it straightened my hook :eek:oooh:.
     

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  2. rich-online

    rich-online New Member

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    Thanks for sharing. BTW, some folks consider shad to be a good bait fish.

    -- Rich
     

  3. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Its fun catching big fish on an ultralight. I had a fish spool me once using one with a roostertail never got to see what it was just kept ripping line off.:angry:
     
  4. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    That had to be great fun!
    My biggest cat on an ultra light is 5 lbs,
    biggest bass at 5 lbs and biggest carp
    at about 10 lbs.
    That one took me at least an hour to get in and I was fishing on a swimming mat. It must have been a sight.

    Congrats on getting that in from shore!
     
  5. Rastus

    Rastus Active Member

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    congrats on the ultra light catch:canny: Thats one to be proud of!
    Theres some folks out there that couldn't land a 7 lb fish on 14 lb test:lol:
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats, those are some nice fishes.
     
  7. daddio

    daddio New Member

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    great catch thanks for the pics
     
  8. Cat Man Joe

    Cat Man Joe New Member

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    Nice catch Kyle, thanks for the pics!
     
  9. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    nice cat dude

    i bet that was one heckofa fight
     
  10. x575599

    x575599 New Member

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    Great report and nice pics.
     
  11. King Flats W'loo

    King Flats W'loo New Member

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    i use a 7ft. berkley cherrywood ultralight and a 6ft 6 in berkley cherry wood ul i havent fished wiff another rod since, i even catch my flatheads onthe rod. just cant use power pro line on it:sad2: