I need help setting lines (OPINIONS WELCOME)!!!

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by bigcatmaniac, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    Well guys and gals, i have descovered a big problem, im not catchin any cats on my trotlines. After my run-in with the other guys running my lines, i havent had so much as a dink on my lines. I dont know if the fish moved out of where i was setting them or what. But im setting my lines in about 6-18ft of water with my drops anywhere from 14in to 30in. im using creek chubs, rock perch, and bluegill for bait.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like you are fishing just fine, maybe the spawn is having an effect on your lines also.
     

  3. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    That could be, i just dont know if i should just pull my lines and wait a while or should i try something else. oh BTW im fishin in the Missouri River.
     
  4. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    be careful what ya ask for. some opinnions ya arnt gonna want,lol.:wink:

    the keeper of the dark side will be garding you through your quest,.:big_smile:

    if you can keep the runners off them and the others from cutting them your using the right bait. maybe spawn or location. try disguising them next time there set. or guard them with some buddies and a stick.:wink:
     
  5. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    try shallower water in the heat of the summer they go to shallow water at night to feed:wink:
     
  6. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    You might try some other baits along with what you are already using. Something with a stronger scent to attract them to your lines.
     
  7. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    So is your bait live? Is anything bothering it?
    I'd try several kinds of bait on the same line.
    Try just the taste of a night crawler. About 1/4.
    Try some shrimp.
    Try some prepared dough balls on a spring treble hook.
    The old boys used to use cheese.Been told they'll always come to cheese.
    Its that time-try some grasshoppers.
    good luck
    just