How many set up's do you use when bank fishing?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by CJ21, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I am wondering how many rods and reels do you set up when bank fishing for cats?
     
  2. sscharlie

    sscharlie Well-Known Member

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    I use 2 poles with 2 hooks each. I believe that it the limit for Illinois. Wish I could use more..lol
     

  3. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    When I'm fishing live baits for Flatheads.....I usually set out 6 rods spaced out about 15-20 yards apart and cover a spot about 100 yards long.

    When I'm fishing cutbaits for bluecats..I use 2 rods with circle hooks spaced about 10 yards apart. I put my chair in the middle and keep my eyes peeled to my rods.

    I dont target channelcats very often!:cool2:
     
  4. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Here you go!Making me jealous again.:wink: We,re still only allowed 2 rods here in Pennsylvania.:sad2:
     
  5. Owl

    Owl New Member

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    We're allowed as many as you want in GA, unless you're in a state owned public fishing area where the limit is two. I usually use just two anyway. I guess for me catfishing is a kinda laid-back time and I actually think alot while I'm fishing( don't tell anyone!:roll_eyes:), so two rods is about all I can watch while my brain is runnin' through the gears. haha.

    I'd love to fish sometime with someone where we could set out about 6 or 7 rods and have some faster action.

    Matter of fact though - 2 rods is all I own! :) ( Other than fly rods for trout. :crazy:)
     
  6. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Three poles here in Kansas.
     
  7. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    Were only allowed 2 poles here on the colorado river... I have kids though and they are allowed 2 each. Run 5 poles lately. 2 live 2 bluegill heads and a channel cat pole to keep the kids busy.
     
  8. DANNYfrmINDY

    DANNYfrmINDY New Member

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    The limit here in Indiana is three poles. I'll put out all three and keep two to three more ready to go on the bank. I like this so if i break off or something happens i can keep three in the water at all times. The CO's really like this cause they say your not allowed more that three with you. I actually talked with one and called the state department about this. They said you are only allowed three in the water at a time, but you can have as many as you want with you.
     
  9. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    2 poles 2 hook limit in IOWA also but I have 3-4 layin there ready to bait if I get snagged or broke off I set up and run again(LOL) ya know if they aint in the water you aint gonna catch nuttin (LOL)
     
  10. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Yeah JCY be a dawg too rubbin the salt in deep aint he (LOL) :smile2:
     
  11. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    Never have got my head around how some keep up with more that 3.
    Must be fishing sober or something?? :wink::smile2:

    Most times I will only use 2 and one extra rigged for "other fish" casting opportunities.
     
  12. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    If i'm bank fishing, i'll usually use 4 rods, unless the bite is so much that I can't keep up....:eek:oooh:
     
  13. 40oz

    40oz New Member

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    I use 2 rigs 3 at the most
     
  14. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I have three cat rigs, I try fishing all three but only one got most of the bites.
     
  15. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    We are only allowed 2 rods here in Ohio...I would use 3 if allowed, but anymore than that seems like to much work.
     
  16. alton

    alton New Member

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    Here in Illinois if you use over 2 rods, they must have your name and address on them. I only use 2 because that is all I can keep up with and all I want to pack.
     
  17. spawnallica

    spawnallica New Member

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    I set up 4 with 2 hooks each.
     
  18. 40oz

    40oz New Member

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    I'll fish one or two in the ground & one by hand
     
  19. ghudson434

    ghudson434 New Member

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    here in va we use as many as we want. i usually use 2. another guy uses 6 or 8 if we have the room for them all.
     
  20. floundahman

    floundahman New Member

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    There's no rod/hook limit here in NC. I will set out 4 rods from the bank at a pond or lake with different baits (livers, shad, crawlers, sometimes crawfish) then fish 2 with whatever they're biting best on. When fishing the river, I only set out 2.