Lake Harding - anybody catfish it with rod and reel?

Discussion in 'GEORGIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by efrith, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Does anyone catfish lake Harding much with rod/reel?
     
  2. beertools

    beertools New Member

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    I fish it all the time. I have never caught a big cat out of there( I have never caught a big cat anywhere). I do catch a lot of cats using chicken liver that avg. 3 pounds( good eating size). I do think there are big cats in this lake. Its not a brand new lake and its not a very famous lake for fishing. If anyone else fishes this lake and knows where the big cats are please give me a hint and what bait to use!:wink:
     

  3. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Fish the humps and around church iland for blues and channels.
     
  4. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    I like to use cut shad but cut bream works very well.
    I also use live shiners on a free line around the humps but don't forget the chicken liver.
     
  5. beertools

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    where is church island? I know the lake a little bit. Have you ever caught a big cat from the bank or dock? At our dock the water is about 15 feet deep at full pool and about 25 feet deep in the center of the cove. The cove is a 200 yards wide. There is a channel that runs in the center . I throw out about 50 yards and I have caught a lot of 3-8 pounders using chicken liver. I tried cut bait for the 1st time last weekend, I got a big bite but could not set the hook.I think we fish off of lee rd 339. near the dam.
     
  6. BFrith

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    Hey John, Church Island is up the river a little ways once you get into the main river. It has a cross on it and on Sundays in the summer people will come in their boats and stand in the water for Church service.I flipped out the first time I saw that But it doesn't bother the fish any.
     
  7. beertools

    beertools New Member

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    Is it near the bridge?
     
  8. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    No it's in the main river just up from the mouth of the creek.
    when we get the chance to go I will show you.
     
  9. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Didn't know there were flaties in Harding but I will be fishing for them now!:smile2:
     
  10. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Burt you gunna be able to go this saturday morrning for about 4 hours
     
  11. BFrith

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    Maybe so I'll see what's up tomorrow and give you a call.
     
  12. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    OK maybe the water will be good but if it is not well you know what I mean.
     
  13. BFrith

    BFrith New Member

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    Sure do. I'll get back with you.