Limb/setline in a lake

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by KAW RIVER KILLER, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. KAW RIVER KILLER

    KAW RIVER KILLER New Member

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    I'm going to be running some lines this weekend in a large area of standing timber. I've only run lines in medium to small rivers before. I'll be using 4"-7" green sunfish for bait (I'm after flatheads). Anything I should know about lines in lakes vs lines in rivers?
     
  2. bodie

    bodie New Member

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    I was always told to look for a good channel 15' or deeper. Then look for a flat 8-14' that comes up out of the channel with standing timber.
     

  3. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I'll go with that one.:wink:
     
  4. mavmannate

    mavmannate New Member

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    You mean park officials checkin them? Or other a$$ wholes? Lol
     
  5. KAW RIVER KILLER

    KAW RIVER KILLER New Member

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    I don't need to worry about the game warden, I run them 100% legal, tags and all.
     
  6. ks-limb-liner

    ks-limb-liner New Member

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    In a lake, I always set the bait just under the surface of the water about 6" with no weight, where in rivers, because of the noise of running water, this method doesn't seem as effective.
    Another "tell", is to watch for the bait fish, in a lake that's still your #1 bet for a good area to set your lines in. Good Luck
     
  7. etexun

    etexun New Member

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    I agree, they are a lot more likely to be checked by someone on a lake than on the river. More traffic in lakes.