New Catfisherman here

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Locke, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Locke

    Locke New Member

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    Hey everyone,
    19 years old from Southern IL.
    I've recently decided to take up catfishing. I've been a bass and panfish fisherman all my life and lately I've been interested in catching catfish.

    About a month ago I caught my first catfish on a panfish tube. It was only about a 2 pound channelcat but the way it fought it felt like a 6 pound bass. That's part of the reason I want to catch some more. They are very tough fighters and a more rare catch than just bass in the lake I go to.

    Then after that first one, I then caught about a 3 pound channel on a plastic worm but it broke my line when I tried to get it in the boat. This happened again when the biggest one yet broke my line when I tried to get it in the boat. That was very frustrating.

    So lately I tried to go for them specifically but haven't had any luck. I've tried a few soda bottle jugs with garlic powdered hotdogs but haven't had any luck.

    I found this site after a while of browsing and finding fishing forums with maybe 3 posts a week. So as you can imagine, I was very pleased to find this bustling forum.

    Hoping to learn a lot from you guys.
     
  2. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC! You're going to have access to so much information!

    Good fishing to ya!
     

  3. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Brother. Hope you enjoy your stay here in a place that is a very close and knowledgable site.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Welcome aboard. The library has a ton of good reads that are full of info. Please feel free to ask questions are add to any thread you can. We are very open to any questions and the "family" atmoshere here is second to none. So welcome aboard.
     
  5. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Hi Jeremy! Welcome to the Brotherhood of Catfishermen family. We're glad to have you! Get ready for a catfishing brain overload, brother :big_smile:.
     
  6. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    welcome to the boc theres so much info on this site
     
  7. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Yes and don't try to soak it all up at once cause, it has been known to cause profuse nose bleeds and, an extreme addiction to this place, LOL!!!

    Welcome to the BOC brother!!!
     
  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC,you'll love it here!!!
     
  9. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    welcolm to the boc brother..... glad to have u here.....
     
  10. catfishn72

    catfishn72 New Member

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    welcome to the boc its awsome here.
     
  11. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    welcome to the boc -catfisherman's paradise
     
  12. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Bro you are in the right place:cool2:
     
  13. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Welcome aboard guy !!
     
  14. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, Jeremy... Now that you're so adept at catchin' bait, you shouldn't have too much trouble catchin' catfish with a little practice...:big_smile:
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    If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars. -- J. Paul Getty
     
  15. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Jeremy...I'm sure you'll find everything you need to know here.
     
  16. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC ,Jeremy. I too switched over from ba$$ fishing. Hollar whenever you need some help or advice. We are all here to help each other.
     
  17. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Jeremy good to have another catfishing brother.
     
  18. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, Jeremy. If you want to learn about catfishing, then brother, you've come to the right place. Not only do you learn about fishing, but you become part of a Brotherhood. You'll love it here. Glad to have ya.:cool2:
     
  19. Locke

    Locke New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone.

    I'm thinking about starting each fishing trip by cashing a few bluegill and then putting them on the heavier pole and cut their belly a little bit so they'll bleed and still be able to swim and gain the attention of the cats?

    Do you guys think this would work well?
     
  20. jcsappjr

    jcsappjr New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.