Eater size channel catfish

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by countrycat15, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    hay guys for the last couple of trips to the river/lake we have been catching good eater sized cat(1-8)pound range and i am relly starting to enjoy it,and they taste good to:big_smile: .dont get me wrong i love to hook into a big one.but to tell the truth i would rather catch 20 cats in the 3-10 pound range than 1 big one.but one day i am going to go after the big channels.
    so my quietions are what would be good baits and hook sizes to catch channels in the 3-10 pound range. any info yall have will help me out alot thanks.
     
  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Fresh Cut Bait, Goldfish, Chubs, Chicken Liver, Shrimp, Prepared baits (Stink Bait), all these are great baits.

    I use a 5/0 Kahle when going after smaller channels. Good luck on the water brother.
     

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nightclawers, Chicken Livers, and Minnows.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    cut/live shad, cut/live bream (small), liver, night crawler, crappie-large minnows, stink bait and garlic hotdogs. good luck and I agree I would rather catch 20 small one's over one big one but sometimes the big one's are fun.
     
  5. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    thanks for the posts guys this helps me out alot.
     
  6. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    I agree it is more fun catching the smaller eater size fish and you have something to show for it and good table fair. I think everyone looks forward to catching a big one some day but untill that day what do you want not to catch anything. I use Daichii chuck lite circle hooks. Just started useing them and have had good luck with them about 95% catch.
     
  7. ASASIN

    ASASIN New Member

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    For huge numbers of eaters nothing can beat a great quality dip bait such as Wicked Sticky or Jo Jo's Pole Snatcher from Cattracker Bait Company. As for the hooks, I like to use anything from a number 2 up to a 2/0 circle hook. Plenty of quality hooks out there, but I love VMC Sport Circle Hooks, they work for my set ups the best. If you use these in combination with chum you can't go wrong. Good luck and if you need anymore info, don't hesitate to pm me.
     
  8. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    yup,20 eatin sized cats is what im after:tounge_out:
     
  9. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    That should work great for eaters. I personally use a 4/0 circle when going after small channels, but hook choice is only personal preference.
     
  10. santeecat12

    santeecat12 New Member

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    im with you on that one kenny...but dont get me wrong i would like to catch a big ont to though:smile2:
     
  11. Norm

    Norm New Member

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    I agree, except I catch turtles when I use chicken livers or shrimp. Try adding Sewer bait to Wicked Sticky from Cattracker Bait Company. Stays on your hook longer, and stinks like limburger cheese gone bad.
     
  12. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    chicken liver. cut shad, bluegills, live or cut bait good luck to yea brother!
     
  13. catrat

    catrat New Member

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    Cant go wrong with Sonnys Supper Sticky.
     
  14. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    I prefer Danny Kings punch bait myself. It always catches fish for me..
     
  15. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    thanks for the help guys,im hopeing to get back on the water soon and try some of yalls tips out.