letting them run

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by slikk03, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    when using j hooks how long should they run bfore setingb the j hook
     
  2. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    As long as the run is steady and you can feel the fish, I say turn their head.:cool2:
     

  3. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    can u let them run with a circal and engage the reel
     
  4. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k New Member

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    Yes thats how I do it with Circles.I let em run a little then engage the reel wich lets the rod load up good.
     
  5. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    what kyle said, that will getum hooked.
     
  6. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    None.

    Just my opinion, but I leave the reels engaged with the rod in a secure holder and they will hook themsleves. I do use kahle hooks, though. Love them Kahles!
     
  7. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    wait until the rod is almost pulled out of your hands.
     
  8. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    I tight line with Kahles almost exclusively and it works well for me. If the hit is a good one, they screwed up.LOL
     
  9. smitty1963

    smitty1963 New Member

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    I have a reel that has a bait runner, I just let Mr. Whiskers take it and run like hell then engage the main drag seems to work pretty well for me.
     
  10. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    Engage wait if he pulls hard and the pole is loaded then jack him
     
  11. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I would have to agree in engaging the reel and bringing the Hawg in