New fisherman at truman dam

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by dlongmo, May 27, 2009.

  1. dlongmo

    dlongmo New Member

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    I am a new cat fisherman and I hear below the dam with live shad is best. Any hints?:eek:oooh:
     
  2. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Your on the right track. :wink:
     

  3. Blade4130

    Blade4130 Well-Known Member

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    Sure is a good bait to use for sure. Welcome to the BOC!!!:big_smile:
     
  4. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. Shad cut or whole will get em.
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Danny.
     
  6. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Danny. Try using different things. Shad Cut, live heads, gut pockets. Let the fish tell you what they want. Any one of these is good on a given day.

    Tom
     
  7. Catfish Pursuit

    Catfish Pursuit New Member

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    Fresh shad are probably the top producing bait down there but I've talked with a few guys that have had better luck on drum heads than shad this year. Found chopped up drum in a few of the 8-10 pound fish that I cleaned this year also, guess the dam is making plenty of chopped bait so they're not being too picky. I've also had pretty good luck with bluegill, main thing is that it is fresh. Stay away from that frozen store bought stuff. Invest in ALOT of sinkers and terminal tackle if you're going to be fishing from the bank. Almost every cast is a donation of some kind. Chris