Some big channel catfish last nite.

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by smith06, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. smith06

    smith06 New Member

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    I landed one that weighed nine pounds. I snapped 15 pound line twice tryin' to set the hook. and my buddy snapped 12 pound line once. Using chicken livers. Gonna give it another go round tonite.
     
  2. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    tks for sharin...gl next time
     

  3. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Sounds like some big ole fish. Good luck with 'em tonight.

    -Red
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Sounds likr you had a great trip good luck tonight
     
  5. wayner

    wayner New Member

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    What kind of line was snapped?
     
  6. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish ya got there. I have never snapped the line setting the hook. I would look into it. Maybe it is old or kinked.
     
  7. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Gotta work on your drag man!
     
  8. smith06

    smith06 New Member

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    I have handled several 6-7-8 pound channels with no problem and never touchin' the drag. These were broke while settin' the hook. I aint sure what kinda line Im usin. It is old and I know Im needin' new line.

    The one my buddy hooked into was huge, fish damn near pulled him in. I knew it was goin' to snap so I told him to turn his drag down and by then It was too late. He is new to catfishin' and I'm teachin' him the little bit that I know.
     
  9. smith06

    smith06 New Member

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    No luck for me tonite. Weren't bitin'. My buddy caught a 6 pound channel after being there for less than 20 minutes and noone else got a bite in 2 and 1/2 hours.
     
  10. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Nice fish, sounds like a good trip.

    You have a problem though with that line breaking. You are either having knot problems or your line is bad. My money is on a bad knot.

    I have never seen a line break when setting the hook.
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I hope u catch em the next time.
     
  12. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    for Gods sakes change the line man!:waaaht::big_smile:
     
  13. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    I test my drags on every pole before going out.
    I set my drag so when pole is bent 45 derees from vertical te dag loosens. No matter what size lne this is my rule to use. I have to wrap line around stick to break off if hung up. even old line tested this way will usualy hold fish.
     
  14. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    change you rule.............change your line.............quick...........the fish are laughfing at you.
     
  15. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Like they said - change your line!!!! Even if you have to get some cheap line from WallyWorld. Sometimes they have better line on sale, but get rid of that old stuff :eek:oooh: :crazy:
     
  16. Arkie55

    Arkie55 New Member

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    I'm sure your already know this but sunlight and monofilment don't mix to good. The sun's UV rays really break down mono line. Age is really not an issue if the line is kept inside out of the sunlight. However, over time and fishing in the sunlight the line breaks down and looses it's strength. Another factor is how long it's on the reel spool and how often it's used. Line is subject to all sorts of abuse while in use. Rubbing on snags, limbs, rocks, line guides and then there is the "professional over-runs" we all get from time to time. As others have said, change that line and adjust that drag. The drag is your friend, new line is insurance.