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Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by LEROYDOZOIS, Mar 19, 2007.
anyone lite tackle catfish out there
wat do uuse
May through June I catfish with lite tackle.
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!
I use my Ultra light to catch Bullheads for bait. Thats about the only light tackle catfishin I do.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.