Catfishing the Mississippi

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by YukiYamani, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. YukiYamani

    YukiYamani New Member

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    Hi there, my name's Anthony, but you can call me Yuki if you'd like. I'm new to Catfish1.com, and it seems like you people know what you're talking about.
    So I have a quick couple of questions for you.

    First off, I fish the mississippi in Minnesota just below the 694 bridge. My personal best catfish in the mississippi is 4 and a half pounds. I'd like it to be bigger. But bluegills are illegal to use, and live bait is hard to come by (if you're trying to catch it). I've used chicken livers up til now, and it seems to have been working....but not for bigger fish...does anyone know this area of the river and can tell me their trade secrets? ::wink, wink, nudge, nudge::

    Any info would be greatly appreciated

    Yuki Yamani
     
  2. Tie Dye Guy

    Tie Dye Guy New Member

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    I fish the mississippi down by LaCrosse. I would say that you should try chicken livers that have been layered in garlic salt if you want a lot of fish. Try smelt or sardines if you want fewer but bigger fish.
     

  3. loop

    loop New Member

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    What live bait can you use?
    Loop
     
  4. YukiYamani

    YukiYamani New Member

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    The closest bait shop sells Sucker minnows...Pretty much any type of minnow can be used....except for carp...um....I can use bullheads up to eight inches long for bait...haven't tried it yet...but I heard it's supposed to be a good way to catch big cats.

    Yuki Yamani
     
  5. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Get the sucker minnows, best bait I have ever found. 150 hooks with 17 sucker minnows and 15 cats, nothing else got a nibble. Dick
     
  6. davesoutfishing

    davesoutfishing New Member

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    frist thing I would do is fill out your profile you WILL get more help if it is filled out