Helping a newbie

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by maka, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. maka

    maka New Member

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    State:
    Ontario
    Hello all

    I live in Ontario Canada, about 15 minutes from Buffalo, NY.

    We do have lots of catfish here but they are all channel cats. I have caught them up to about 12 lbs.

    I am new to catfishing and totally addicted.

    I was wondering if anyone here has any interest in taking a newbie out for flatheads or blues.

    Shore fishing or boat I don't care. Night or day doesn't matter. I am not after anyones spot or anything like that. Just want to try and catch something over 20lbs.

    I am willing to drive 4-5 hours to meet someone and I will not need a place to stay or anything. Just wondering if someone will teach me how to fish for flatheads or blues.

    For equipment I have: BPS catmaxx MH 7'6" with 50lb powerpro
    : 7' ml uglystick with abu garcia 6600 30lb power pro
    : all kinds of terminal tackle

    I am not looking for anything except experience.

    I know alot of people will not be interested in this and that is O.K.

    Just thought I would ask.

    maka
     
  2. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. ><[[[[º>
     

  3. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Too bad you're so far from Kansas City or I'd be glad to take you out on the Missouri River. Some nice fish come out of that stretch and 20# blues and flats are pretty common. Good luck, I'm sure somebody up that way will be able to help you out!
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    Welcome to the BOC! I would love to help you out however I am in Iraq. You need to get yourself down to southern Ohio/Indiana to catch both good Flats and Blues. If you have not found anyone yet, look me up next spring and I'll take you out for the weekend. We'll have a good time, cant' guarantee any fish though.
     
  5. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    State:
    Indiana
    Welcome to the BOC Wally. I'm sure one of our northeastern brothers will be along soon to help ya out.
     
  6. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    State:
    Topeka, Kansas
    Welcome Wally!! I'll help you out. If you drive real fast , you can make it here in 5 hours (if you catch the lights).
     
  7. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from Kentucky
     
  8. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    You are WELCOME on my boat anytime!! If you make a trip the Carolinas just let me know!!
     
  9. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    State:
    Sheridan, Arkansas
    Wally, Welcome to BOC!!!
     
  10. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    State:
    missouri
    Welcome to the BOC Wally, if ya ever make it to Missouri we'll hook up.
     
  11. maka

    maka New Member

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    State:
    Ontario
    I was out today and got skunked.

    I am in a local derby here that goes to the end of may.

    So far the big fish is an 18.4lb channel.

    maka
     
  12. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Little Rock, AR
    Welcome to the BOC, Wally!
     
  13. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Napoleon, Mo.
    Welcome to the BOC Wally.
     
  14. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    State:
    Greenup Co. KY
    Welcome to the BOC!!!:big_smile:
     
  15. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    State:
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Wally, welcome to the BOC!
     
  16. radish

    radish Member

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    ms
    Welcome to the BOC Wally. I am a little over 5 hr.
     
  17. cathooked

    cathooked New Member

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    State:
    north carolina
    Wally welcome to the boc,im sure someone will be glad to help ya im sure...
     
  18. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    State:
    Charlotte, NC
    Hey Maka,
    I am from the Carolinas originally but was living in Mississauga for about 2.5 yrs. Took a transfer up north for a while. Are you near St Catherines?
    We used to go visit Niagara on the lake and other touristy crap while there.
    I fly into Buffalo some when coming up north as it is cheaper to fly to Buffalo and drive up to TO instead of flying into TO directly.
    I have been back in the Carolinas for two years but have friends back in Ontario. I was working too much and only fished the cawarthas and Algonquin park.I didnt have a boat while up there.
    I am a devoted Catfisherman and just bought my boat since getting back. I am not a proffessional and know only what I learned on my own.
    Email me anytime, eh!
    Have a double-double at Timmies for me. I have never gotten over Tim Hortons withdrawal. Not available here.
    Later,
    Lindsay
     
  19. PeeDee Cat

    PeeDee Cat Member

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    State:
    SC
    Welcome to the brotherhood form down in Dixie (SC) If U are ever down this way look me up and we will cast upon the water.
    PEEDEE CAT
     
  20. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    ya brother we dont have blues in my area native. only stocked in a few lakes. and flats though are. but im way to far for a 5 hr drive. maybe 9-10,lol. check the state area for newyork. we surley have members from the upper east coast. that might be able to help ya with some close members. welcoma aboard. and welcome to catfish fever.:wink:

    heres a link to the state talk for newyork

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=233


    pensylvania

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=131

    new jersey
    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=115

    look in the states section for others. there are members from all 50 ide bet.