Stronger current channel catfishing?

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by Pinky, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Pinky

    Pinky New Member

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    Hey quick question. if your fishin channels in a faster current is it better just to load up the weights and sink the heck out of it or let your bait move down steam with lesser weight untill it finds where it wants to stop?
     
  2. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    It is better to put enough weight on to keep your bait in the key locations where the fish are. Try the no roll weights and a braided line with small diameter, like Berkley Fireline or a some other braided line.
     

  3. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    I have fished both ways and found no noticeable difference in catch rates. However, if you are fishing mutiple lines it is much better to use enough weight to keep your bait where you put it and keep your lines from crossing.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Kevin Welcome to the BOC. I want to stay in control of my lines and where they go so I use no roll sinkers and adjust the weights according to the current. Current can tangle your lines if you don't use enough weight.:lol:
     
  5. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    I'll have to agree with the others, you will want to keep the bait where you put it.