Can you catch catfish with rocks?

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by kccats, Jul 21, 2006.

What kind of rock is best for catching catfish?

  1. Igneous

  2. Sedimentary

  3. Metamorphic

  4. You cant catch catfish with rocks

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  1. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    I have seen so many "Can you catch catfish with ______" and found that every single thing has been used to catch catfish. In fact, usualy, there will be many posts about differant ways to use _________ to catch them.

    So, in my feable attempt to throw down the gauntlet and say once and for all that catfish will eat most anything let me ask you.

    Have you every caught a catfish with a rock? Have you ever caught a catfish with a rock in it's stomach? What kind of rock was it? How do you present a rock to a catfish? Do you do anything special to prepare the rock? What size of rocks do you use?
     
  2. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I'm going to go with negative on this one.
     

  3. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    soak 'em in some anise extract:tounge_out:
     
  4. whiskerchaser

    whiskerchaser New Member

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    they do bite on a lot of things but I would have to say soak the rock in anise with garlic salt and chicken liver blood. then just tie them on the line with no hook and hopes he holds on lol.:tounge_out:
     
  5. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    You didn't get hit in the head with a rock lately did you? :confused2:
     
  6. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    No, but I have been accused by many brothers on here of being very hard headed.

    So far, sedimentary rocks are in the lead. By the responses I have got already, it appears that the rock needs a "little help" by soaking in something.
    Sedimentary rocks would certainly be better for that since they are a bit porous and would have a tenancy to hold a solution longer. I suppose that you could even drill a hole in on and put a hook through it to act kind of like a sponge bait. You would not even have to use a sinker then!

    I could probably even market it...
    "Chris Rock Bait" .... "For the bottom feeders"

    It could be however that I was misinterpreting some articles I read about turning over "rocks for bait"....
     
  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I have caught fish with rocks in there gut but I can't see them eating them on purpose.
     
  8. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    If you look around long enough you can fid a rock that is fish shaped. attach a trebble hook and fish it like a lure. suspended or on bottom. It is hard to find floater rocks.lmao
     
  9. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    I caught a catfish with rocks one time. It was just after I noticed that my windshield was broke out!The little sh^% was sneaking around the back of my boat with a guilty look on his face and rocks in his pockets! :eek:oooh: :lol: lmao
     
  10. mwhham

    mwhham New Member

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    ivory soap works
     
  11. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Gee, I've been spending all this time buying and catching bait when all I needed to do was use rocks for bait!!!:angry: :crazy: :wink: :sad2:
     
  12. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    im voting no
    no way a rock will work as bait haha
    maby as some sort of lure if it was shaped exactly right but not bottom fishing
     
  13. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Put your thumbs in your ears and wiggle your fingers as you say wewb wewb wewb wewb wewb real fast. After a few minutes the catfish will surface to see what is going on, at that moment you throw a ROCK and knock out the fish.
     
  14. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    yeah i caught a catfish with a rock. I stood over the side of the boat and threw the rock as hard as i could to the bottom and knocked him out cold:lol: :tounge_out:
     
  15. TongiKat1

    TongiKat1 New Member

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    Wow.

    If I were lookin for a rock to fish with - I would start in the bottom of my neighbor's gas grill.
     
  16. CatManAndy

    CatManAndy New Member

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    Rocks are all ill use for cats, for some reason the ones around here love them. I rig my line as follows: egg sinker, bead,barrel swivel, 10 inch leader then a circle hook with a rock on it. you have to drill holes in your rocks to able to put them on the hook, but its worth the effort. I ve caught many a nice flatty with just a quarter sized piece of sandstone.
    Im just pullin your chain. lol im full of crap
     
  17. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    I have caught a rock while Catfishing...does that count?
     
  18. Fishnhuntforever

    Fishnhuntforever New Member

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    Good luck with that! I don't think it is possible but after you find out let us know.
     
  19. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

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    sandstone work's, but if you are after the big ones its's hard to beat a chunk of red brick.
     
  20. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    only way i can think of to use a rock or rocks to catch catfish or just fish in general is to make a fish trap by building them up in streams and or shallow lakes, etc... then either bait it or "run the fish down into it...

    basically its a funneling wall or 2 depending on the traps placement in relationship to the river... with a boxing wall (square that contains part of the funneling end in it... and closes off the funnel end so fish can't escape) that gives the fish a "safe" area... then you can either dip net or spear the fish once they are in the little box area... Its hard to describe i guess...

    http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/basegear/fig8-21.gif

    Its the middle one in the picture although they used sticks (which work better) rather then stones... Both will work though
     
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