New to catfishing

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by johneydriscoll, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. johneydriscoll

    johneydriscoll New Member

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    HELLO IM NEW AND YOUNG AND WONDERING WHAT I NEED TO START CATFISHING:big_smile::big_smile::big_smile::big_smile:
     
  2. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.from Arkansas.
     

  3. johneydriscoll

    johneydriscoll New Member

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    THANKS I GOT A LOT OF YEARS OF FISHING AHEAD
     
  4. BAMA_CAT

    BAMA_CAT New Member

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    Welcome to the HOOD!!! if you are just starting to catfish, I would say go to Wally world and get you a Tiger spincast combo(about $25.00) to start with!! Put you some 20# cajun red line on it and have a blast!!
     
  5. CATFISH1998

    CATFISH1998 New Member

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    An find some livers or cut bait. A good size hook with about a #2 sinker. Well good luck
     
  6. johneydriscoll

    johneydriscoll New Member

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    thanks:smile2::smile2::smile2::wink::wink::big_smile::big_smile:
     
  7. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    They will shoot you a square peg in a round hole Johney. They really mean well but most of them are really old. Half of them don't even know how to run a computer, including me. In a short time you will be telling us how to do it. Listen, but listen with a grain of salt. The best of luck to ya. If you learn well take along a 40 lb block to tie to your leg so those big ones they teach you how to catch won't pull you in. John
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, always great to have another new member.
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Welcome johney, to the BOC!!!!
     
  10. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from Missouri Johney.
     
  11. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    Welcome from Florida.......
     
  12. Cat Man Joe

    Cat Man Joe New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Johney. Check out the members library, itll help you out a lot. Good luck to you!!
     
  13. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Johney Welcome to the BOC. I look forward to reading your post.:0a25::0a17:
     
  14. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Johny. Since you are young, you already have what I don't have enough of for catfishing....time. Lots of time to sit and wait on a big ol' cat to snatch your line up.

    1) Decent fishing pole. Doesn't have to be fancy. Just something that you are comfortable with, and strong enough to hold a catfish on.
    2) Some fishin' line of 15# test or better. I like cajun line.
    3) Hooks. I use 5/0 Kahle hooks, but most hooks will do the job. I'm not smart enough to opperate circle hooks yet. lol.
    4) Weights. A good assortment of weights from splitshot, to bank sinkers up to several ounces depending on current conditions where you fish. 1/2 oz. egg sinkers are great for lake fishing.
    5) An assortment of bait. I usually take some worms, and small perch to either fish live or cut up. Sometimes, I just take worms and fish for the perch once I'm there...'cause that's fun too.
    6) Time, which you probably have a surplus of. :big_smile:

    Good luck to ya buddy!
     
  15. catfishinboya

    catfishinboya New Member

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    welcome to the brotherhood!!! good luck on catching the bigguns"
    :tounge_out::big_smile:
     
  16. Kojak

    Kojak New Member

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    Welcome to the club. Just joined myself seems like alot of people here willing and able to help out.
     
  17. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Jerry. I bet you will find all the help you need here. :big_smile_2:
     
  18. GUNTZ

    GUNTZ New Member

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    WELCOME TO THE BOC JOHNEY AN KOJAK- JOHNEY ALL U NEED IS TIME ON WATER TRY DIFFERANT THINGS U WILL FIND SOMETHING THAT WORKS 4 U .TIME TIME AND MORE TIME:wink:JUST DONT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. nemad9

    nemad9 New Member

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    welcome to the boc:smile2:
     
  20. BigCat72

    BigCat72 New Member

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    welcome to the boc