IN FISHERMAN MAG

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by rwg, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. rwg

    rwg New Member

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    Got my new infisherman yesterday, a neet article about fishing for blues in the winter, with swimming jigs, wonder if that would work here in Kansas ?
     
  2. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    It works for them, might work for us. They fish around here, too, y'know.
    In-Fisherman's attitude is that fish are basically the same wherever you
    find them. Just look over their techniques and see if you can manage to
    do the same things. When cats get firmly into their winter sluggishness,
    they feed less often and pull together into close groups usually relating
    to deep holes in the river or the old channel of the river in dammed
    lakes. They are actually more vulnerable in the winter than any other
    time because if you know where they are, they will come to a bait
    within an hour if you put it right on their nose I am told.

    Using a jig sounds more like a search pattern drifting for scattered fish.
    Just what is Hoffman up to with this idea? Long lining cutbait on a jig
    in mid-depth flats hunting for foragers?
     

  3. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    used to catch nice channels and some blues (the blues are stocked by a local club in the river and are in the 5-10 pound range) on sassy shads in the winter time a few years ago. could see it working on larger catfish using larger baits.
     
  4. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Not going to renew my subscription to the in-fisherman RAG. First copy of the last renewal was definitely a "tissue issue", mostly ads:angry:, nothing like it used to be before the conglomerate bought out Al.
    Yes, it does still have Catfish articles, but you're mostly paying for ads. I'll peruse them in the PX, see if I like the article, then buy it.

    For sure I'll keep buying the "Guide", have every copy of it, and every copy of the "Insider" that were published.:wink:
     
  5. rwg

    rwg New Member

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    Jim its the only RAG that even has articles about catfishing, but I understand about the ads. Micheal the article is about chasin big schools of shad in the larger lakes in Oklahoma (Tenkiller, Texoma ect) they are finding the Blues spended above the shad schools and using lures like a sassy shad to catch then, they talk about how the blues are above the shad and finding then with your fishfinder, the white bass and stripers are in the shad and below then, while the cats are above, just something new to think about, when I am wondering where the fish are this time of year
     
  6. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    I figured it was "developed" by a non catfisherman.:embarassed::smile2:
    I would bet that shad would catch just as many fish, if not more, than a lure.:wink:
    Shad is ALOT cheaper too.
     
  7. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Shad don't fork over any advertising money.......

    I pretty much blame infisherman for basiclly ruining many trophy catfishing waters. They are the ones that started the whole if you aint catching trophies then you aint fishing attitude.
     
  8. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Thank you, Roger and Floyd for turning me on to another Ned Kehde
    article. He hails from Lawrence, KS where he is the librarian on campus,
    I am told. The technique he discusses for blue cats in his article is
    worthy to note, if you are fortunate enough to have a well equipped
    boat sporting a decent fish-finder and I think if you put anything
    resembling a confused, torn-up gizzard shad in front of them, one of
    them is going to blast it. That includes a real shad, Kyle. (sigh) Or
    certainly one of those 25 dollar swim baits made to look like a big
    juicy gizzard shad for stripers...

    I'm sorry In-Fisherman leaves you with bad associations, Jim and Jay.
    Used to be a subscriber myself years ago back when my sons started
    looking around for cars and various electronic devices. This made
    money hard to come by and both bowling and In-Fisherman were
    sacrificed for them, which they hardly noticed, by the way. I always
    associated them more with their multi-species angling approach
    than with their advertising habits or with trophy fishing. Seems to
    me that Stange has espoused the attitudes of eating some of your
    catch and photographing the trophies for a quick release. CPR, Jay?
     
  9. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Jay, yeah, IF got the ball rolling, got TO MANY of the wrong kind of persons interested in Catfishing. Nothing wrong with taking the pics, as long as they're released, which for the past to many years, they haven't been.

    Michael, there was a time when I couldn't wait for my IF magazine, but as I said earlier, once the conglam bought it, it's just a rag full of ads. The last issue had more pages of ads, if you compare them to the pages of articles. This started a few years ago, after Al left, and just went down hill from there. It used to have a ridge about a quarter inch thick, now it's just a fold over with a couple of staples holding it together:sad2: I wouldn't be surprised to see it fold in the next couple of years. The Ba$$ guy's might support it for awhile, but once the ads get worse, they'll probably quit buying it too.

    I'm just hoping the Catfish Guide doesn't disappear.
     
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