Hey any of yall ever go grabblin (noodlin')

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by Catfish Jaw, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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    Have yall?
     
  2. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Nope! Too scared, and I would rather get em on rod and reel!:roll_eyes::cool2: :wink: rollo
     

  3. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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    I wanna try
     
  4. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    No noodling for me....I enjoy the rod & reel too much to try anything else!:wink:
     
  5. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Nope not me.Only thing i want to stick in a fishes mouth is a HOOK.Want to keep my arm.
     
  6. JUGGINxx01

    JUGGINxx01 New Member

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    YEAH! Noodlin' is fun the 1st time i tried it i was hooked. the very 1st time it was me, my dad and uncles went and done it we caught about 10 nice size cats. I haven't done it in awhile but about 2 years ago me and my buddy when and i got a hold of a 50lb cat it took both of us to get it up. I plan to do it again this spring. Once u go you'll get hooked. If you ever get to go becareful!
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I always thought it would be fun but i cant stop thinking of that big snapper being in the hole snatching one of my fingers .
     
  8. CatMan(Cali)

    CatMan(Cali) Well-Known Member

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    Don't think I would do it. It sounds cool, but sounds risky too. I want to battle the cats on my turf not theirs. I will stick to rod & reel.

    Sean!
     
  9. Wilbur T.

    Wilbur T. New Member

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    Every weekend in June, and the first two or three in July. I love it.
     
  10. alpal16

    alpal16 New Member

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    That has always been my fear as well...I can't understand how people are able to avoid them. If my luck with big cats is any indication, I am sure I would get a snapper:wink:
     
  11. fcrnnngbck25

    fcrnnngbck25 New Member

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    I'm to big of a puss to try it. I've had a few 20lb flattys grab hold of my hand when catchin them rod and reel to not like it already:wink:
     
  12. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i like my fingers too much, my luck i reach in a muskrat hole or snapper or water snake hole, no thanks:crazy:
     
  13. spencerg

    spencerg New Member

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    Not me. But personally i don't care for that method of "fishing". Personally I think it hurts our fisheries because those fish are in those holes for a reason, BREEDING. If you take a fish off a nest then the chances of those eggs making it, greatly reduces. If i can't catch it on a hook i don't need it.
     
  14. azuredge

    azuredge New Member

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    I am not sure I would honestly want to try it. I am thinking the way my luck runs that I would not get bitten by turtle or snake, but infact I would get a catfish who was big enough to throw me off balance and drag me down to his hole in the water and have plenty of lunches to feast upon from my waterlogged carcass. But I seriously have always wondered, once you have the fish on your arm what do you grab onto to hold it? Do you grab his liver or what? Which leads me to wonder, do I really want to grab a catfish liver that is currently in use? I am going out on a limb here, but I am thinking the catfish would have an adverse reaction to my grabbing onto his liver as he might not see the humor in such actions.
    -Paul-
     
  15. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    I've got an small army of rods & reels. Turtles loves nightcrawlers & knows how to get caught on a hook just the same as fish.:wink:
     
  16. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    Not no, but He$$ no. I'd be too afraid that there would be a snake in there. If i pulled back a water moccasin, it would be all over for me! I freak out when I see a snake on TV.