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Discussion in 'KENTUCKY LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by joshua2236, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. joshua2236

    joshua2236 New Member

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    just wanted to see if any of you can give me some good info on some catfishing. definately not new to fishing but new to catfishing. I live in shepherdsville ky and catfish out of the salt river and taylorsville lake.
     
  2. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Joshua!!

    Try this.

    Flathead Catfish- Live Bait like goldfish, bluegills, alewifes, herring etc.
    Blue Catfish - Fresh cutbait like shad and herring, etc.
    Channel Cat - Smelly stuff like stinkbait, liver, cutbait too, shad, gills

    Make sure your tackle is of good quality, rods, reels. Need fresh line of good quality. Many guys prefer braid or premium mono. Don't skimp on quality! Ask around for more tips. Talk to locals. They should steer you in the right direction.

    Good luck and go catch some cats. You won't be sorry. They are a great fish for the table and quite the fighter on the end of your line.:wink:

    Mark..
     

  3. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    welcome to the boc
     
  4. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Lost Wages
    Welcome to the BOC. ><[[[[ยบ>
     
  5. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Welcome to the B.O.C. from Arkansas.
     
  6. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from Southern IN.
     
  7. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    There are a good deal of folks on here from you area. That salt river is supposed to be loaded with big flatheads. I have only fished the small portion on the north side of Ft Knox, but I had good luck there. Welcome to the boc
     
  8. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    IMO, the best advice I can give to a newcomer is to read the articles in our library. There's more solid information on catfishing there than you'd find in a thousand pounds of fishing magazines. Hopefully, that will give you some kind of a base of knowledge on which to try different baits, techniques, locations, etc. And to ask specific questions. The more general a question is, the harder it is to give a decent answer to. And don't be surprised when you get differing opinions on something. Lots and lots of things can be done more than one way; which way is a personal preference thing. Never stop learning!
     
  9. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Josh...

    Like Jerry said check out the member library. You won't be disappointed. There is so much information in there that it'll make your head swim.

    Good luck.
     
  10. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    welcome from NE Florida.............
     
  11. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Joshua form Texas!!!
     
  12. Marshall

    Marshall New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from Boyle County KY Joshua. Theres tons of info on the site here. Very good people, whos willing to help. Like they said check out the member library. Good Fishing to ya!
     
  13. Kmann

    Kmann New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois.:0a25::0a25::0a25::0a18:
     
  15. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!! You will love it here and don't forget to check out our libary!:roll_eyes:
     
  16. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC
     
  17. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from Western Kentucky:smile2:
     
  18. butch fulk

    butch fulk New Member

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    welcome the boc from michigan . there a lot of people that will help you out . good luck fishing
     
  19. rodbender

    rodbender New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from central Ky. I fish Taylorsville Lake a lot in the summer and have pretty good luck drifting and using shad for bait. I look for 8 to 10 feet of water to fish and do good on blues and channels in the 2 to 6 pound range, with bigger fish occasionally. I'm not breaking any records, but I have fun and eat good!!
     
  20. Aceoky

    Aceoky New Member

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    Welcome from South/Central KY! Great folks here and more knowledge than "I" could absorb in a couple lifetimes !