Chrome rattle trap

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by bluesbrother, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    last spring caught a nice blue on a rattle trap any one else ever do this seams like in the spring they will hit a lure.
     
  2. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    I've caught em on crank baits befor. I think if it come by they will hit it.
     

  3. carpet1

    carpet1 New Member

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    I've caught them on tube baits and on spinner baits before never a crank bait
     
  4. rocket256

    rocket256 Well-Known Member

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    I have not caught any on a hard bait but; my buddy Rondey caught a nice 10lbs blue on black strike king spinnerbait.
     
  5. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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    All species of catfish can be caught on lures. But I think because catfish are more smell oriented verus bass/crappie etc which are primarily sight oriented, its far easier to catch bass on lures than catfish. Ive caught a few sml channels on rooster tails when fishing for baby blass bass/crappie. And last year got me a baby blue on a spoon I was throwing into a school of sandbass. My broher also once caught a 10# flathead throwing a plastic worm for bass. Also there was a post on here where someone said they saw a catfish video where they were targeting flathead using lures, and supposedly caught several over the course of the show.
     
  6. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Caught a 10 pound channel on a jitterbug in the dead of summer in a night bass tournament.
    Caught another channel I never weighed on the same lake in another bass tournament on a spinnerbait. He was in the 7-10 pound range.

    For the Tarheelers out there. Shearon Harris!
     
  7. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    catfish can definitely be caught on lures of all types. The body of water and the forage available have a major effect.

    I used to fish in a lake that was thrivin with baitfish from early spring through late fall...many folks, targeting hybrids or smallmouth caught many catfish on crankbaits, spinners and jigs.

    I have caught several nice channels fishin shorelines early in the morning with small jigs, chasin other species

    cyas
    rc
     
  8. tkyhnt

    tkyhnt New Member

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    I was fishing in a Bass Tournament a few weeks back and a buddy in another boat landed a 48 pound flat on a jig-n-pig. I have caught several small cats on lures before but not anything a 10th that size.
     
  9. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    Many, many moons ago - maybe about 20 years - I was having the bass day of my dreams. Every cast it seemed was a keeper fish, many over 4 lb. A buddy in the boat with me, mainly a non-fisherman, hooked and landed a 10+ blue cat. We were using crank baits, though I can't remember what kind. It does happen.

    I hear of tournament bass fishermen hooking into channels and flats on Wilson using worms Carolina rigged.
     
  10. Penn209

    Penn209 New Member

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    Daredevils, plastic worms, crank-baits, rattle traps, and oh yeah, even Mulberrys.:cool2: