Truman Lake cold water catfish

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Cut bait, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Cut bait

    Cut bait New Member

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    Allot has been said about catching these cold water cats except how!!
    Are you guys suspending baits over them , using jugs , drifting, bottom fishing.
    I plan to hit Truman later this month any ideas on how to catch them are welcome.
     
  2. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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  3. Cut bait

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    Mr.T Active Member

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    When the ice melts...
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Mr T. Going out again on a trip 3/23. 2/9 was cancekked.
     
  6. spoonfish

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    For cold water blues we have good luck by anchoring above them.
    Another good method on Truman is to drift thru them slowly. When are you planning to come?
     
  7. Cut bait

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    I never thought about trying to drift threw them at all.
    When anchoring above them do you spider rig and suspend the baits above them or fish the bottom.
    March 2 more them likely , theirs a few deep holes within a 1/2mile of G14.
     
  8. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    You should be able to locate them stacked up during the winter in the deeper holes with your electronics. Once you have found them anchor up at the top of the hole and fish on the bottom. I do use the same rig as I use for drifting, carolina rig with a cigar float attached aprox. 6 inchs above the hook. This will keep your bait slightly off the bottom. I prefer the Osage arm but the Grand can be very good also. You may also want to tie some extra rope on the cast net in case the shad are still deep.
    Good luck out there....