Fishing with lures

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Shreveport Mike, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Shreveport Mike

    Shreveport Mike New Member

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    I bank fish at dams, and use lures to catch all my catfish. Is anyone else out there using artificial baits?
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    In the past I have used Manns 20-30 plus, deep diving crankbaits to catch cats.
     

  3. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    i dont do it on purpose but i have caught cats on lures.
     
  4. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    I may have to start using more lures for catfishing, I have caught a flat head on a crank bait before but wasn't targeting them.
     
  5. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I fish at dams sometimes and use lures or jigs to catch stripers but have never caught a catfish on one. What kind of lures do you use? I might have to try this.
     
  6. BRIANL

    BRIANL New Member

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    ive caught a lot of channels on a chartruse black back crank and a couple flats on a tequila sunrise ribontail worm.
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I never used them to fish for cats,But I have caught several channels with spinner baits and buzzbaits while trying for bass.
     
  8. goingfishin

    goingfishin New Member

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    I have not but I watched a guy land a 50 some # flathead at a spill way with a big white grubb. He was fishing for white bass useing a ultralite with 10# line. I would not have belived him but I saw it with my own two eyes.
     
  9. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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  10. 1442ncs

    1442ncs New Member

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    We catch cats all the time below barkley dam on white and chartreuse grubs. Not really targeting them but usually catch one or two.
     
  11. BUCK

    BUCK Guest

    i seen some guys at santee tolling lipless crankbaits and they were killen them
     
  12. newtothegame2

    newtothegame2 New Member

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  13. Shreveport Mike

    Shreveport Mike New Member

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    Hers a couple pics of some that I caught this month on artificial.
     

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  14. PaCatfishHunter

    PaCatfishHunter New Member

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    I never went out of my way to try to catch cats on lures but have caught a couple and had the biggest channel cat I seen take one. The problem was I was going for crappie and when he took it and turn, there went my line.