Landed over 20 catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL CALIFORNIA TALK' started by daystarchis, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Mendota produced over 20 cats yesturday. Weather was terrible (cold and windy) 20+ mph winds:eek:oooh: Caught on clams:wink:
     

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  2. full moon

    full moon Guest

    Way to go Sean and friend! Holy cow, 20 cats! I knew my dance would work. Try to get off next Saturday, Sean. Robb-I'm fired up for next Sat.

    Tight lines!!!!!!!!!!

    Anthony
     

  3. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Way to go guy's ..When's the fish fry:smile2:
     
  4. Novaxs

    Novaxs New Member

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    Another awesome day of fishing in bad weather! Congrats!
     
  5. shania

    shania New Member

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    OK - "That did it"
    I'm On My Way"!:0a23: lol
    :wink:
    Wtg guys
     
  6. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    nice job guys!!! great fishing there!
     
  7. shania

    shania New Member

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    Hey Robb (Sean & others),
    This is what I use do with my calms:
    :0a26:
    Days before I go on my next outing, I would go by the bait shop & get my Clams, take them home & shell them and put them all in a jar - then I would add "Garlic Salt" to them to give that scent (Cats love it) & it will also make them more tougher. Also at the end of the day, you will not be getting rid of a lot of extra, leftover bait, you could always take that bait home and do it ever time and 1 day (soon) you will be able to go out there without stopping at the bait shop to get some more.

    You Guys may want to give that a try the next time out.
    :wink:
    :0a23:
     
  8. CatMan(Cali)

    CatMan(Cali) Well-Known Member

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    What a day that was. Thanks for posting the pic Robb. We sure were racking em up. When we first got there it was cold and windy. The first 45 min were dead.:eek:oooh: We were thinking here we go again, another cold and windy day catchin nothin but a buzz. :sad2: It was hard to tell if you were getting a bite or if it was just the wind. All of a sudden bam,:crazy: one pole goes off, bam,:crazy: another one goes off. And it continued through out the whole day until we left, and we only left @ 7:00pm. I think the bite got even stronger towards the evening. We were going to stay the night, but decided to go rather than battle the elements and look for that one big one. People around us weren't catching anything. It feels good when everyone wants to see your stringer. :cool2: I guess it was just "The Day of the Clams". :wink: My buddy Rudy got two double hook-ups too(we were fishing with two hooks). Have a couple pics of em, will post when I can. That's a good sign for all who plan on attending the gathering in April.

    Oh yeah, had a helluva a time cleaning those suckers. Had one good fish fry last night. :002: Just want to share with you all one way how I make fried cat:

    Beat egg with minced garlic(to your liking).

    Mix corn meal with salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.

    Heat deep fryer to 375

    Take fillet dip in egg mixture, then roll the fillet in the corn meal mixture.

    Cook fillets 8-10min, or to your liking.

    (Always good to have lemon, hot sauce, and tartar sauce to go with it):wink:

    Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.:0a30:

    Tight linez fellaz!

    Sean!
     
  9. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a good day of fishing. Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  10. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    How many pounds of catfish you think you cooked Sean? :wink:
     
  11. CatMan(Cali)

    CatMan(Cali) Well-Known Member

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    I personally cooked only about 10-15lbs. We gave some away to Rudy's family too. I still had the cats we caught from the day before. Fish fry was ridiculous.:wink:
     
  12. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty New Member

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    Nice haul there Robb.

    I didn't read the whole thread, but did you try anything other than clams?
     
  13. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    WTG guys! I hope it is that good the weekend of the Gathering!

    Jaime
     
  14. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Clams was the only hot bait Randy:wink:
     
  15. StankBait

    StankBait New Member

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    Sweet stringer boys!!


    You hitting it this weekend?/ Im going out to the Duct' and MendotaDelta in search of a striper to make some tacos out of!!
     
  16. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Gonna hit the slough early Sat morning. You get bored, swing by the slough and shoot the shit with us and catch some kitties:wink:
     
  17. StankBait

    StankBait New Member

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    May do that if the bite is dead.
     
  18. CatMan(Cali)

    CatMan(Cali) Well-Known Member

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    I was using size 4 snelled hooks. They have proved very capable for cats to 10 lbs. Can't comment on anything bigger because we usually only catch channels in the 4-10lb range with the occasional smaller bullheads. You can put 1-2 clams right on the tip of the snelled hook. Works for me.

    Sean!
     
  19. CatMan(Cali)

    CatMan(Cali) Well-Known Member

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    Now you know why I never ended up calling you Sunday.:smile2:
     
  20. StankBait

    StankBait New Member

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    Dont blame ya thats hot action!!! We will fish from south of 3rocks up to the 3rocks pump station then over to the delta mendota then shoot by the slough. Now if It goes right, we will be showing off fish and drinking beer at the slough with you after we limit at the duct' :smile2: