How to ceatch cats in shallow water

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catman200, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. catman200

    catman200 New Member

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    I fish in shallow water. Its bout 2 feet deep but about 15 feet away there is a hole about 7-8 feet deep that I can not get to. Can any of you guys help. :huh:
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    15 feet away? cant you cast to it? trees in the way? (chainsaws work wonders!)
     

  3. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    I am not sure why you cant get to the hole 15 feet away. I got a rod almost that long. I do often fish shallow at night with a big piece of liver, no weight and in free spool. I swing it out a few feet and let the current take it! Secure your rod;)
     
  4. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    I do the same as Delta but I put a spilt shot about two feet from hook.
     
  5. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    If you do drift your bait in weightless with the current...just remember if your line is slack...your bait is on the bottom...if it's tight...your bait is rising to the top of the water. Very productive method indeed.
     
  6. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    If you cant get to that hole, but its only 15 feet away just use good fresh bait, if its a river the scent will flow into the hole if you cast upriver from it. If its a lake the cats will find it eventually since they have excellent senses. Good luck