I've learned 2 things about Lake Monticello in Arkansas

Discussion in 'ARKANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by vetrock, May 23, 2009.

  1. vetrock

    vetrock New Member

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    I have catfished Lake Monticello the past 2 days.

    1. Get your bait off the bottom or else Mud Cats will get it. (5 so far)

    2. Dont use anything that a bass will eat or you will catch bass. (12 so far)

    I have caught 4 channel cats with the largest being 7lb 11 oz. Also caught a ton of perch for bait tonight - maybe the bass prefer trotline minnows and will leave the red bellies alone. But, we are gonna use some weiners with anise tonight too.
     
  2. tallmanrus

    tallmanrus New Member

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    Rocky i have only been once and i froze my you know what off :sad2: and wind was blowing 90 mph- and no hookups :angry:- havent been back
     

  3. vetrock

    vetrock New Member

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    tonight we are trying hot dogs soaked in garlic and fish oil along with caught perch. We'll see what happens.
     
  4. vetrock

    vetrock New Member

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    We did better when we started using hot dogs and chicken blood balls soaked in my concoction of oils.

    We caught 20 channel cat in all. Most were about 3 lbs.
     
  5. vetrock

    vetrock New Member

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    I caught a personal best 1 lb redear perch this weekend at lake monticello. We also caught a white catfish which had the characteristics of a channel. Pics of the catfish included.
     

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  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say channels. LOL!
     
  7. puppypal

    puppypal New Member

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    I caught two of them albino cats before. In a stock pond!:eek:oooh:
    I think it is a freak of nature and the coloring doesn't quite catch on. Pink eyes too? Even the stocked pond had them...
     
  8. raysplay

    raysplay New Member

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    True story I was there would post picture but puppy had on a white shirt and held it in front of her so you can't make the fish out it was so white:cool2:
     
  9. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    Got them white catfish here in Virginia too! Thanks for you post!