Drifting at 13

Discussion in 'ARKANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by Bait Boat, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    Well I had planned a rc boat trip yesterday but I'm having shoulder issues
    Anyway to much lifting involved, So I drifted caught at least 35 3 to 5 lb
    blues 3 channels Had 5 freshly caught skips But catapula worms caught 5
    to 1 went and got another 1000 this afternoon:crazy::crazy:
     
  2. Smellycat

    Smellycat New Member

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    You did better than we did sat night at #10.
    We couldnt catch skips to start with. Had to use shad. Wish I could find some catalpa worms around here. The trees are bare.
     

  3. CharlieD

    CharlieD New Member

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    Sounds like a good day.:wink:
     
  4. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    I was really wanting to use the rc boat but with all the extra stuff batteries and things my bum shoulder would'nt let me be right. anyway
    they ended up turning on every other gate just a little too much for the
    rc boat :cool2: Maybe go on another drift thursday evening:wink: I won't go
    without catapa worms again Last thur went to kerr drifting the catapa
    worms held their on there also:smile2::smile2:
     
  5. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    If SOMEONE i know would go to the DOCTOR...:0a30: Then they could fish when they wanted too!!!:wink::eek:oooh::tounge_out:
     
  6. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    I'm a wimp:big_smile::big_smile::big_smile:
     
  7. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    had shoulder surgery 3 years ago.8 weeks with arm tied to belly,4 weeks rehab,arm and shoulder good as it was when i was 25.get er done its a small price to pay.
     
  8. wvcatfisher

    wvcatfisher New Member

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    Nice Haul ! Grats !!!
     
  9. big pappa

    big pappa New Member

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    i guess im going to hafta learn how to drift fish,, i always catch mine out of the flood gates,, only got 6 this morning at dam #8
     
  10. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    I'd rather fish the flood gates anyday if there closed off I only drift
    when i can't use my rc boat. I know what hangs out at them dams:big_smile::big_smile:
     
  11. CharlieD

    CharlieD New Member

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    when you fish the gates with the RC Boat do you fish the bottom or do you use the big Cork? If you use the bobber, How deep do you fish. We fish L & D 12. Would appreciate the info...
     
  12. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    Both Depends on current in the gate and the locks your fishing When at ozark you just have to find them its 3o ft deep down there as a rule i
    like the cork better anybody can throw in the gates without a cork. you
    always have a little leakage in every gate that helps keep water churning
    I'm sure you have seen your boat hesitate right before it goes in that is leakage 15 to 18 might be right today and wrong tommorow. You just have to try different things At 13 its only 13ft in the gates big wide gates
    were at ozar tall and narrow good luck we need to hook up sometime to fish I don't even keep fish I just like to catch the big ones:smile2::smile2:
     
  13. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    I went skip huntin at 13 today, lots of folks fishin, saw alot of small cats caught. I did not fair well on skips though, hung two but as usual they jumped off at the bank. I did foul hook a good size shad:smile2:, should have taken my throw net but always forget it in the boat! That way I dont forget it when I take the boat! Forgetfulness is gettin worse the older I get :eek:oooh: anyways Thats my report for todays outing.
     
  14. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Jim they got medicine now for that "forgetfullness"..downfall is ya gotta remember to take it!!!:eek:oooh::tounge_out::smile2:
     
  15. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    Well we drifted 7-2-2009 caught 16 blues biggest 7lbs jumped in 2 times:smile2:. Cataba worms still rule . I'm on my last trees now not getting many:crazy:
     
  16. raysplay

    raysplay New Member

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    Little mac you need to use those sabiki rigs they work great for hooking and keeping those skips. thats what Kev and I used this past weekend @ #5 and took home between us Kev 30 and I had 15 had used 5, cost is only 1.50 to3.00 each. hole lot cheaper than buying skip. Tallmanrus and I got cought with out bait a couple weeks ago stoped in a bait store in pinebluff and bought skip for 3.00 each:crazy: - "want happen again":wink: Thanks to Kevin telling me about those rigs:smile2:and Tallmanrus giving me two yo try:cool2:
     
  17. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    Thanks Ray, I been usin sabiki's for several years now. :smile2: :wink: Ive never bought skip. Caught 99 on sunday at Dam 1. :tounge_out:
     
  18. raysplay

    raysplay New Member

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    [:eek:oooh: looks like I,m the one behind time, better late than never!!:roll_eyes:
     
  19. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    Well made a trip with the rc boat Didnt catch a fish had some big time cork pegging could'nt get a hook up. Was not prepared one of my reels
    did'nt have enough line to get in the honey hole. So me being pissed off
    went to plan b drifted and spanked 16 blues and 2 flat heads. I will have
    to re group :smile2::smile2:
     
  20. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    That's what happens when a guy goes north for a few days :eek:oooh:...just look at ccat stuck at the "mall of america":wink: