I need some tips!! Please help me get the catfish!

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Xterra_Man, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Xterra_Man

    Xterra_Man New Member

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    I fish a lake near my home that is 202 acres, and has a lot of lilly pads in it. I dont have a boat, so I fish on the docks. Everyone that I talk to swears that there is channel cats in it, even the park staff say they are there. But I have never been able to catch one. I have tried Bluegill, whole, and just the head, no luck. I have also used magic bait chickenblood and grasshopper, with no luck, I do all my fishing between 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm all with no luck. Need some advise please.
     
  2. catfishn72

    catfishn72 New Member

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    try some chicken liver,hot dogs,or shrimp and i think you will start catching them. good luck to ya.
     

  3. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    hey rob i would try to use cut shad or gills. kind of felit them and put them on a good size hook. try some tiger shrimp too. chicken liver and just about anything that yoiu think that will work. catfish are preditors i think. check out the library here on the boc to you could find some good info there.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I would try chicken livers, night crawlers, large cut minnows and DK's Punchbait.
     
  5. Xterra_Man

    Xterra_Man New Member

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    thanks for the tips, its really nice to have somewhere to go for a little help, thanks.
     
  6. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    I would try them also.

    Ken
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Don't be adverse to movein around and gettin lines out at different distances. If ya have any knowledge of the depth of the area ya are fishin use a slip bobber rig to cover more ground.
     
  8. BigGreen

    BigGreen New Member

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    Chum a spot over night and hit it in the morning, if you don't catch a cat there are none in the pond.
     
  9. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    I'm in agreement with the other guys. just have to throw the kitchen sink at them till you find something that they'll hit. Good Luck
     
  10. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Gary
    Is the Dock the only place that shore accessable? I would move around a bit. Also when is the heavist boat traffic going in and leaving the pond, that will stir up sediment from the bottom making the fish come into feed.
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Try chicken livers or nightclawers, I think u are sure to get a bite. U might also wont to try using a slip bobber rig, or a three way rig.