Bite after Bite

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Sentry Dog Man, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. Sentry Dog Man

    Sentry Dog Man New Member

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    State:
    TN
    Hi Guys,

    Yesterday's fishing excursion yielded bite after bite for about an hour, starting at about 15 minutes before dark. But, I never got a hookup. I was baiting with chicken livers. I had three rods set up, two with a Carolina rig and one with a Paternoster rig. But, I soon changed the Paternoster rig and put on a Carolina rig on that one rod. Since, both rods with the Carolina rig were getting more bites.

    Hooks I was using were, Eagle Claw #4 and #1 baitholder and an Eagle Claw 3/0 circle.

    It seems that all I did was feed the fish a bunch of livers yesterday (I mainly used the garlic cured livers). I never had a real solid hit that even closely resembled a good take by the fish. But, they definitely "robbed me blind". I was rebaiting constantly during that hour.

    Anyway, I am wondering if I was just being plagued by a bunch of small cats that moved in at that time???

    Any thoughts/opinions/ suggestions :0a35:

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    State:
    indiana
    It sounds to me like small cats or baitfish. I put up with this for several years and finally went to all cut/live bait. I found I had NO small bites with this kind of bait, only long hard runs. I get less bites using this over livers or worms but I bring in more fish.
     

  3. s_self88

    s_self88 New Member

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    State:
    Shawnee, Kansas
    It was probably small fish. But, If your bait was on the bottom, the cats might not have been able to pick it up. Next time try to keep your bait about 1 foot off of the bottom, so they can pick it up easier.