Terminal Tackel- Hooks/Sinkers/Line/leaders/Rigging's

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by all_4_Flatcats, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. all_4_Flatcats

    all_4_Flatcats New Member

    Cincinnati, Ohio
    What do you use?


    I mentioned in a post that Have only been fishing the river about 4yrs now. I use a 7' Ugly Stick heavy action Tiger Rod (I bought 2 think their more for a boat thought not sure) With a Cat Max Reel and A 12' Heavy Action with a Cat Max w/ 40lbs test Cajun.

    I'll be going after the real big dogs i need ideas on heavier tackle...

    PB's on the Ohio River 29lb Blue and 36lb Flat they maybe small compared to some of you guys but it was a thrill for me and I'm proud of them.


    Can anybody recommend any other set ups?

    P.s. I just seen this show today over at my brother he tevoe'd Sunday River Monsters on Animal Planet he was going after the Wels Cat(Was attacking people like a gator kinda). The Guy On there gave me a lot of ideas which made me decide about going after the real big dogs as soon as I heal after my back surgery I had 10 day ago.
  2. all_4_Flatcats

    all_4_Flatcats New Member

    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Question @ Top in Italic: Meaning what is everybody else using as far as line, sinkers weights. rigs?

    Mybad realized I had a typo up there, might not matter any way just thought I point that before being called a dumbass since I couldn't find 40lb test cajun line. I have 30lb test on the Tiger Rod. I was a sleepy the mornin when I posted this......

    P.s. I'm called a dumb ass a lot...LOL!

  3. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

    I like those catmaxx rods from Bass Pro with an Abu Garcia on them. I prefer the 6500 C3 myself. I use smaller hooks than a lot of people here I like the 5/0-6/0 khale hooks and I use the least amount of weight I can get away with. I use Berkley Big Game 25LB test.
  4. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

    Here's what I run....

    1. Abu Garcia 10000 Big Game reel/ 40lb. Berkley Big Game Mono/
    St. Croix Classic Cat Series rod 8' Heavy Power / Mod-Fast Action

    2. Abu Garcia 10000 Big Game reel/ 40lb. Berkley Big Game Mono/
    St. Croix Premier Series rod 6'9" Heavy Power / Fast Action

    3. Abu Garcia 7000 reel/ 30lb. Berkley Big Game Mono/
    St. Croix Premier Series rod 7'6" Heavy Power/ Fast Action

    4. Abu Garcia 6500 reel/ 65lb. Power Pro Braid/
    St. Croix Premier Series rod 6'6" Med/ Heavy Power/ Fast Action

    5.Abu Garcia 6500 reel/ 65lb Power Pro Braid/
    St. Croix Premier Series rod 7' Heavy Power/ Fast Action

    6. Shimano Triton 200G reel/ 40lb. Berkley Big Game Mono/
    St. Croix Premier Series rod 5'8" Extra Heavy Power/ Fast Action

    7. Abu Garcia 6000 reel/ 30lb. Berkley Big Game Mono/
    Berkley E-Cat #4 rod 7'6"

    8. Abu Garcia 6000 reel/ 30lb. Berkley Big Game Mono/
    Bass Pro Series IM 7 rod 7' Extra Heavy Action

    9. Shimano Bait-Runner 4600/ 30lb. Berkley Big Game Mono/
    Eagle Claw Spinning Surf rod 11'

    I am experimenting with Cajun Red mono this season as well, but still think Big Game will be my favorite.
    I like Gamukatsu Octopus Style hooks in the 8/0-10/0 range also for fishing for flatheads and channels as well. Been tinkering with circles, but don't like them for flathead fishing.
  5. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

    I'm using Berkley Big Game 40 lb mono (solar green), Berkley Vanish 50# fluorocarbon leader, SPRO #5 120 lb swivels or SPRO #1 115 lb 3-way swivels, 2 to 8 oz no roll or egg sinkers, and Gamakatsu (Octopus, Octopus Circle, Big River), Owner (SSW Circle), or Matzuo (Trophy Kat Sickle) hooks in an assorted range from 5/0 to 12/0.
    My rigs are Catfish Safari Flathead rods, 8' med/hvy, teamed up with Abu Garcia 7000ics Pro Rocket baitcast reels.
  6. Bomberman

    Bomberman New Member

    Spring Run, PA
    8' Cabelas King Kat rods with Ambassadeaur 6600 reels loaded with 60 lb Stren superbraid. 60 lb flouro leader with an 8/0 circle hook. That's how I roll! :smile2:
  7. all_4_Flatcats

    all_4_Flatcats New Member

    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Just went to Bass Pro Shop pick up some new things earlier and picked up

    Trolling Weights -2 8 oz. / 1 12oz ( Don't Think That's getting cast too far just bought it to have it)

    cajun Red Lightnin' 80lb

    Cajun Red Lightnin' 50lb as leader material. I make my own ( I learned using the 30lb test doesn't hold up to snags well. Would rather lose the hook instead all the tackel)

    Mustad® Demon Circle In-Line Hooks - 6/0 ( I like to set the hook too people. I use khale
    as well)

    Bass Pro Shops® Pro Qualifier® Ball Bearing with Split Ring (5 stainless steel ball bearings in each end for smooth rotation and virtually no line twist)

    Just bought a Bill Dance ( Sure I'm gunna get feed back from you guys on this) River Combo to try out.

    Just finished re-lining my poles You can see I'm going a little heavier this year. My brother just bought a 1989 Monarch 27' ( In Excellent condition new motor the whole 9 w/ Trailor) we plan on going to places w/ heavy structure and fast moving water and nice size eddy's in comfort. He told me this mornin he got a boat and I told him I'll see when I get back from. BPS...
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Rollo that is some heavy duty equipment to just fish Pay Ponds.:smile2::smile2:
  9. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

    i use abu garcia 7000ic3 and abu 6600 lever drags, i have 2 nite sticks i normally use one 9 foot heavy action and an 8ft with med heavy i use for boat or bank, i like the longer rods for casting and in the boat to be able to steer biggger fish away from anchor lines or the motor-prop areas i normally run 25lb big game on all , normal hooks are 8,9, or 10/0 gamakatzu octopus hooks not circles
  10. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

    Edgerton, Kansas
    Abu 9000 BG's , 7ft XH Diawa Beefsticks,

    Abu seven combos

    Abu 6500 C3, CL3, C3 Rocket two on 7.5 MH catmaxx and one on a 7.5 Moyer Boss #4

    Abu 6000s on 7.5 H Bass Pro Power Plus trophy series

    40# Big game on the 9000 and sevens, 30# big game on the 6500's and 30# fireline on the 6000's

    Leaders are different strengths and length , as with hooks. "bertha" in my avatar was on about a 2 ft leader of 50# Big Game with a 10/0 King kahle

    I use Kahles, circles, octopus, octopus circles, and big river(gama) hooks almost exclusively.

    examples, drifting lake fer eaters, 36 ish leaders w/ 20lb mono, 4/0 or 5/0 octopus circle

    big river blues 12 ish leader w/ 50# mono and 8/0 oct circle or 10/0 or 11/0 kahle

    many variations depending on the situation, good luck