Fishing Trip this saturday - I need some advice on catching the catfish!

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by flathead_ky, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. flathead_ky

    flathead_ky New Member

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    I am planning on fishing my uncle's farm pond Saturday that has a lot of cats in it. The forecast calls for AM showers and the high is 54 degrees. Its probably going to rain some the night before too. What do u think would be some good baits to try? I am already going to use gills (live and cut), crawlers, shrimp.
     
  2. explayer

    explayer New Member

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    I would use hot dogs soaked in garlic or bacon
     

  3. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    try chumming the deepest part of the pond
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Fresh chicken livers, cured too, if you have them; bacon. If the catfish get fed commercial food, take along some Old Roy Dinner Rounds; just be sure to keep them in a ziploc bag so they don't dry out, or they'll get too hard to stick a hook through without crumbling. Take as many baits as possible. I once tried half a dozen proven catfish baits in a pond without catching a cat, only to end up having a really good day catching them on bacon.
     
  5. Cattoo

    Cattoo New Member

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    i would dig some red worms. especially if it is gonna rain the night before. its a natuaral bait and cats will gorge themselves on worms right after a rain. if you know where to dig some green worms they would be the best thing but most people dont know where to find them.
     
  6. LarryE

    LarryE New Member

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    least the wind wasn't blowing mach 90 like it was last saturday when I tried fishing down there.
     
  7. jamesnewsom

    jamesnewsom New Member

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    Chicken livers with some garlic salt on them will always lead you in the right direction.
     
  8. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I would go with worms or grubs first. In addition I would take a variety of baits. Who knows what the cats will bite on. I always like worms after a rain. You can now get dyes to color your worms. I like cut worms because they are tough and have a smell that cats seem to like.
     
  9. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    What are those and what areas should you dig for them. How big are they?
     
  10. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    green worms are similar to red worms,a lil bigger,dark green and smell real bad.usually i find them by a river in the damp sand.just dig out a shovelful of dirt/sand and look for them.sometimes you may have to look in several spots before you find them.i've had pretty good luck finding them by the ohio river.
    hope this helps,
    john
     
  11. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    My always used to tell me to use a salt shaker. Said if I was close enough to shake salt on them I could just grab them. Come to think of it, thats when I first started noodling. As stated, if it rains the night before, use bait that would naturally be washed into the pond...manly worms. If you wait too late, they will be so gorged on worms they won't hit anything else. Another thing, if it's just rain, go ahead and fish in it... the fish are all ready wet and they won't mind. BUT if there's lightning, plan on fishing another day.