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Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by hoosiercatguy, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. hoosiercatguy

    hoosiercatguy New Member

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    hey all I'm Craig from Crawfordsville... and am wanting to learn how to fish the river tips would be great mostly fish the wabash but am wanting to try the ohio
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Craig!!!
     

  3. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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  4. ironcat

    ironcat New Member

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    welcome to the BOC. Did you catch that flathead that your holding in your avatar at the tailwaters at Racoon?
     
  5. hoosiercatguy

    hoosiercatguy New Member

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    nope actually caught in here in cville in sugar creek

    although i have caught some nice ones in tailwater just no pics
     
  6. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  7. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    Welcome Craig to the BOC. Careful tho' it's addictive.
     
  8. IndyCatGuy

    IndyCatGuy New Member

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    Welcome aboard Craig!! I like fishing the Wabash. Your more than welcome to go out with me sometime.
     
  9. hoosiercatguy

    hoosiercatguy New Member

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    sounds good you'll have to teach me how to river fish ive only fished it once
     
  10. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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  11. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Welcome to the mighty BOC. Enjoy your stay.
     
  12. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. Be sure to check out the BOC Library for tons os information. rspd507
     
  13. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Welcome to the B.O.C. Craig you will enjoy it ,come on down to madison ,we have a touranment sat. march 1st
     
  14. hoosiercatguy

    hoosiercatguy New Member

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    id love to but gotta work im on weekend for the next couple weeks
     
  15. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Craig, welcome to the BOC/SOC :cool2:, best catfishing site on te web! Be sure to check out the library, a lot of good info in there.
     
  16. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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  17. Mr_Bluecat

    Mr_Bluecat New Member

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    Hi Craig, and welcome. Im a new member here also but Im not new to the Ohio river. Do you fish out of a boat or from shore? If out of a boat use a fishfinder to look for drops in the bottom. It only needs to be 2 feet or more to hold cats. If you want blues, get you some shad gizzards or skips, cut off the tail and throw the whole thing to the bottom using 2oz-5oz of lead depends on the current. I use flat river sinkers Cal. rigged. Dont make your leader to long 12-15in anything longer will get you hung up alot more. If you want to target big flatheads find you some timber and fish live bait at night. Bluegill, creek chubs, goldfish are best, my fav is creek chubs around ten inches long. For rods I like the Quantum big cat rods 7 ft med heavy or heavy. Reels I like big bait casters, something that hold 300 yards or more of 40 -60 pound line. Make sure it does not have plastic gears, it will not last one big blue. The Quantum 7000 is a good reel alittle high on the cost. I use the the Shimano Tekota 600 and the 700s this are very expensive but they are worth the money. For hooks Im a a circle hook guy. If you use rod holders and a good loading rod circle hooks are the best. Let the fish take the bait the rod hooks the fish and you reel it in. When I firsted strated to use them I hated them, then I noticed my wife was catching everything that hit her rod. She was not jerking the rod I was. DO NOT JERK, just easy back and hold tension. I hope this helps you out. If you would like some mor help PM me Ill be happy to take you out. I live near Brandenburg Kentucky. My best blue is 88.9 lbs and flathead is 68lbs, so give me a shoot if you ever want to hit the river.

    Chris
     
  18. Dredge

    Dredge Member

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    Welcome to the club.Enjoy yourself.[​IMG]
     
  19. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    welcome aboard Craig
     
  20. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    welcome to the b.o.c.!!!!!