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Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by fat_fish55, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    alright i just gotta get some help with blue catfish
    i can fish all day with cut chad which people say is prime bait for blues and not catch any
    i can fish log jams, below the dam , anywhere and no luck
    last week there was a tournament and the winning team drug in 190+ pounds in 10 fish i think
    this week at another tourny one team had 114 and another with 119 pounds of big blues 5 fish limit
    what are they doing
    please give me suggestions on what to look for on the finder
    i used to think there just wasnt as many blues up farther north on the river until i saw this
     
  2. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Are you using fresh shad or that jar stuff?????:confused2:
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    if I had to guess I would say drifting ledges and drop offs are anchoring down on a point with access to deeper water close by. Try these ideas I am sure there are more things to try but these may help.
     
  4. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    fresh all the way
     
  5. fishhunter

    fishhunter New Member

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    where are you fishing at on the river? Which pool?
     
  6. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Benji gave you some good advice...if you don't have sonar then fish the areas that you saw the pro's working during the tournaments.:wink:
     
  7. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    i fish mainly between quincy dam and meyer dam
    mostly around canton chute and below meyer dam
    drove by lagrange yesterday :)
     
  8. chrisblue

    chrisblue New Member

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    Try the deepest holes you can find.Around eddies and seems I would look more for changes in depth then I would fish on the graph because they'll move in and out and up and down the holes and drops so sometimes it will be hard to see em on the graph.Maybe put a small float on your leader a few inches above your hook to keep the bait off the bottom sometimes that will get quicker strikes because its easier for em to find.
     
  9. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    yea i thought about that but the problem was we were fishing somewhere else and didnt see them
    funny part is this was a tiny local tourny with only 10 boats
    these 2 teams are GOOD
    can catch a limit of bigger fish than most peoples personal best
     
  10. fishhunter

    fishhunter New Member

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    all of the big blues in the last two tournaments were caught below the quincy damn. i talked to the guys that won aquatechs tournament on the 5th. they had a real good day 193# the water temp has been so high the blues were stacked up close to the damn where it was a couple degrees cooler. there are blues above quincy they are harder to come by. but they can be caught
     
  11. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    If thats the case and you anchor to fish up next to the dam...then spread your baits across a wide area until you locate them and then concentrate on that area. If they slow down change bait locations with another spread.
     
  12. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    i heard a crazy rumor about how they won the aqua tech tournament
    you might be able to say if it is true maby not but heres what i heard out on the water
    they have a 2 person team of course but only one of them fishes
    the other guy the whole time is contolling the boat in reverse just right right between the gates of the dam so they dont get sucked in
    if this is true that is dangerous and they are crazy that water is bad
    also i thought it was illegal
    what is your opinion on that rumor
     
  13. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    LOL..I would say they were desperately crazy but it paid off for them THIS TIME!:crazy: They were probably trying to keep baits in flow breaks but man...you won't see me trying that...even if it WAS legal...LOL...Good luck out there but stay safe.:wink:
     
  14. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    sounds to me like you just need to keep FISHING.:roll_eyes:
     
  15. Buknasty

    Buknasty New Member

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    Maybe I'm Just Bad Luck?
     
  16. frymire

    frymire New Member

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    keep ur bait off the bottom.. water is warm now, so blues go up in the water collum.. they go where the shad r so it maybe 5 ft. below the surface,,, again, stay off the bottom,,,no oxygen there..
     
  17. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    thanks for the tips guys ill have to try them out soon as well as below the dam