Lite tackle fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by LEROYDOZOIS, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    anyone lite tackle catfish out there

    wat do uuse
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    May through June I catfish with lite tackle.
     

  3. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    In the summer I go up in the creeks and catch channels with lighter gear. When the small channels are on fire we use 10 foot Berkley Ultralite crappie rods, mitchell 30x reels and 6 pound line. It is a good time!
     
  4. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    I use my Ultra light to catch Bullheads for bait. Thats about the only light tackle catfishin I do.
     
  5. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

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    I use lite rods for channel and bullhead, but I have caught some over 5 pound flathead on lite as Medium action rod and reel with 6lb test lines.
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I dont lite tackle catfish, I cant afford to I use 14 to 20 lb test line. lite tackle is for bream and bass :lol:
     
  7. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    Now and then I will. A few years ago I caught a 7# chanell on my trout rod and 6# line. Was really fun took about 15 minutes to land.
     
  8. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    I've caught channels up to 8# on ultra light rod with 4# test line. It's a real challenge to keep them from breaking your line.
     
  9. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I usually use the lightest tackle I can get away with. Makes for good fishing if you ask me ;) OK, I use a 11 1/2 foot St.Croix Wild River, Light action, medium power with 6-10lb. line (usually stren "red box" regular) paired with a rear-drag or front-drag Shimano Symetre 1500FI. The rod is a Salmon rod but I just love it and it's perfect for the masses of ChannelCats around these parts. (We don't have those huge flatties up this far north) So it's not overkill like a huge surf type rod I so often see people with. I think they mistake length with girth in my opinion! HTH
     
  10. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    The lightest setup I use is a Tica Dophin 9 foot spinning rod with medium action matched with a Coba 30 this is filled with 20# Fireline.
     
  11. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    I use light tackle often when fishing for channels and carp. Use a 8' crappie rod with an ultralite spinning reel spooled with 4 lb. test. Have caught several channels up to 10 lbs. and several carp over 10 with largest being 17 lbs.. Only do this in ponds (lakes) where the weeds haven't taken over. After the month of June I usually go back to heaver tackle.