Thanksgiving pond fishing advice

Discussion in 'LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA TALK' started by longbow310, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. longbow310

    longbow310 New Member

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    Iwas wondering if any one had any advice they could give me to hopefuly be secassful with catching some cats on a private pond. The pond is about 10 acres large and i have access to a boat (dosen't have a fish finder though). I also have stink bait and chicken livers I can use.
    Any help apreaciated.
     
  2. pop pop

    pop pop New Member

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    if It has a trolling motor. get some fresh cut bait and drift it.:big_smile:
     

  3. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Try shrimp (especially the marinated ones) - channels love 'em :wink:
     
  4. CarolinaCatJack

    CarolinaCatJack New Member

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    Doug, I think you and Pat would drift that retention pond out by Walmart if you were given the chance. Some driftin' fools.....Just don't forget the scrimps and grizzards!!
     
  5. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    We tried, but they run us offt!!!!! :crazy:
     
  6. CarolinaCatJack

    CarolinaCatJack New Member

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    What do they know about die-hard catfishermen?! I've checked it out though.....I think there's bream in there, honestly. Might hafta sneak down there after a few man-colas for a late-night bait run....:tounge_out:
     
  7. Sunbird

    Sunbird New Member

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    Zach do you have any idea about the bottom of this pond? If you can try and identify any channels that it may have, also structure of any kind is good. What kind of catfish are in there now? If it's strictly channel cats I would have some stink bait in the works. 10 acres is small enough you should be able to find them. If you want to better your odds go down the day before or hours before and chum it up! Good luck!
     
  8. pop pop

    pop pop New Member

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    Yeap! They got real mad after we asked for a tournament sponsorship and free scrimps from the meat dept.:smile2:
     
  9. BAREFOOTFISHN

    BAREFOOTFISHN New Member

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    Yea i would go with the shrimp but make sure they are fresh and not forzen and i always peel mine seems to work better for me when i peel em good luck :smile2:
     
  10. bearfrog1

    bearfrog1 New Member

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    I agree, peeling the shrimp seems to be better and fresh out performs frozen.
    Back when I was a kid many moons ago (starting to sound like my late papa) all I had was some pay ponds up above Easley, SC near Greenville and no boat. That was the bait of choice but chicken liver was second best too. Caught many fish and alot of times that was dinner as we didn't have much $$$ back then.
    Jonathan
     
  11. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    10 acres is a good size pond. 3 keys to your success in my opinion:

    1. find the deepest water

    2. find water that is moving (whatever feeds the pond)

    3. plenty of fresh cut bait

    If you can locate the deepest water then it is possible that the cats have started to pool here. Drift it with fresh bait and see how that works. Also try drifting thru the moving water if there is any. If the fish are not schooling they will be feeding heavy getting ready for the cold water.

    Experiement with different depths until you find the fish
     
  12. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    I agree that fresh is always best, but I've never tried peeling mine. Just cut the tails off and use 'me, whole or cut in half depending on the size. I try use the jumbo size whenever possible. Using a whole one cuts down on the dinks, but if that's what you're after just cut'em in half and thread'em on the hook. Then hang on 'cause them channels come a'running! :smile2:
     
  13. bearfrog1

    bearfrog1 New Member

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    Peeling them seems to help with the scent. I also like to pinch them to somewhat squish it to further allow scent. Just my style...
    Jonathan