The best fishing advice I've received this year!!!

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by jlingle, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    I went fishing with a fella in Texas a few months ago. He told me the best piece of advice that I've received all year.

    He said "When you learn to catch fresh bait, you'll really catch catfish." Man, how true that has been! I learned how to throw a cast net and catch shad, and I've been catching cats at my local lake like never before. Nothing seems to beat fresh bait.
     
  2. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    This was great advice brother!!!
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nothing catches fish like fresh bait brother. That is a great bit of advice right there!!
     
  4. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Big fish get big by eating little fish:big_smile:
     
  5. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    Oh I'll back that 100 percent. When TA2D found that the small river we fish at home had shad in it, it was on. Our catfish numbers went through the roof.

    SudDawg
     
  6. Ulizth

    Ulizth New Member

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    That is great advice that I have used to my advantage many times!

    It is always welcome to get advice that puts me back on track to what works.

    :0a23:
     
  7. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    That is the truth, fresh bait= more and bigger fish.
     
  8. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    I couldn't have said it better than Chuch Parish (ka_c4_boom) said it one night after a tournement. Fish eat fish. Man that guy should be a poet!
     
  9. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Fresh is always best. If possible always catch fresh and if you've caught plenty of bait change baits out every 15 to 20 minutes.
     
  10. santeecat12

    santeecat12 New Member

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    thats right u cant catch a cat without bait
     
  11. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    the truth shall set you free but hook many fish.
     
  12. sairving

    sairving New Member

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    Hey that Texan really knows there stuff!!! LOL Congrats on all the fish your catching!!!
     
  13. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    its hard to beat fresh bait but i have found that if you keep some of your fresh bait and freeze it at the end of the night take it with you the next time you go fishing catch more fresh bait its been my experiance that sometime frozen out fishes the fresh i am a firm beleiver that if you take skippies,shad,and goldeye out fishing everytime you go fishing your odds of catching nice fish greatly improves
     
  14. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Shelly, that Texan was from your neck of the woods too. From Gun Barrel City. I was fishing with him down at Cedar Creek. It was a freakin' blast!!!! I learned more in one day with him than I would've in years by myself through trial & error.
     
  15. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    i second what catfishing fool said. fresh frozen seems to work well also.
     
  16. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    i hit the water...looking for shad. sometimes it takes a few minutes...other times it has taken several hours (poor river conditions)...but every time i've hunted down the baitfish..and then presented them in the right spot...i've caught fish. Rarely get skunked....as long as i find those shad.

    cyas
    rc