What kind of catfishing equipment in Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by Gone fishin 4 kittys, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    I know what a majority of memebers use. But I though it would be cool to see what the guys in PA use.

    Line
    Hooks
    rods
    reels.

    My main combo consists of:

    Shimao aeroglass rod

    Okuma Classic Pro 302

    Berkley Big Game 25lb

    Gama octopus 8/0 for gills

    Carolina rig.

    Josh
     
  2. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Pennsylvania
    I have several combos I use for flatheads
    2 Six foot six ST. Croix paired with Silstar baitrunners.
    2 Ugly Stick 8 foot big water rods paired with Silstar baitrunners.
    1 Six foot six St.Croix paired with an Abu Garcia 6601ssc3.
    20,30,and40 pound Trilene Big cat line.
    5/0 ,7/0 ,and 10/0 Eagle Claw Kahle hooks.
    Carilona rig.
     

  3. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Sarver, Pa
    My Flathead combos are as follows: 9 ft. Catmaxx rod - med/hev action w/ Garcia Mitchell 403 reel (three of them). 10ft. Catmaxx rod - hev action w/ Garcia Mitchell 489 reel 9 (two of them). 9 ft. Berkley Glowstick - med/hev action w/ Garcia Mitchell 403 or 387 (three of them). 8 1/2 ft. Uglystik Bigwater Rod - med. action with Garcia Mitchell 307 or 407 reels (three of them).
    Line - 20#, 30# & 40# Berkley Big Game Solar. Also 30# Stren Magnaflex.
    Hooks - Eagle Claw Kahle from 3/0 up to 10/0 and also Gamakatsu Octopus Circle 3/0 to 6/0 ( I need to get some bigger ones) or Diachi Circles.
    Sinkers - No Roll in 1, 1 1/2, 2 & 3 oz. Sometime egg sinkers in the same weights.
    Rig - Usually Carolina.
     
  4. tbartek

    tbartek New Member Supporting Member

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    State:
    New Germany, PA
    My main combo is:
    A pair of Creekside catfish series 6'6" medium heavy rods
    A pair of Okuma EB50 baitfeeder reels
    25 lb Berkley big game line
    3/0 gamakatsu circle wide gap hooks
    1 oz. bank sinkers
    A self modified carolina rig
    live and dead bluegills and garlic liver for the occasional channel:big_smile:
     
  5. HuntinforCats

    HuntinforCats New Member

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    State:
    PA
    Penn Captiva Liveliners Berkley Glowsticks
    Ningbo BX7000 Baitfeeders Diawa Beefstick Rods
     
  6. bigpapa15206

    bigpapa15206 New Member

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    State:
    Pittsburgh
    3 6.6 ugly stiks
    1 penn 209
    2 ambassadeur 6000
    1 shakespear POSkp 3000
    1 BPS POSkp 3000

    30lb power pro
    18" 30 flouro leaders matched with 6/0 eagle claw cirle sea hooks
    huge barrel snap swivels
    1 to 2oz no-roll slip sinkers

    the penn and abus have never let me down!
    and the ugly stiks speak for them selves!
    any Q's?
     
  7. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    State:
    Pennsylvania Wi
    11 1/2 foot St.Croix Wild River bank rod paired with a Shimano rear drag Symetre and 6-8 lb. line
    St.Croix
     
  8. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Pennsylvania Wi
    11 1/2 foot St.Croix Wild River bank rod paired with a Shimano rear drag Symetre and 6-8 lb. line
    6' 3" St.Croix Legend Tournament Bass "shakin" rod paired with a Shimano Stradic
    Fenwick HMX 6' 6" light tackle paired with a Shamano Stradic 1000FH 2-4 lb. test
    St.Croix Premier 8' flyrod with an Okuma Airframe 5wt. using Orvis Wonderline and Berkley Transition for leader. Froghair strike detectors and #16 hook for floating maggots or hoppers (sometimes Powerbait honey worms and chartruse maggots)

    There, Thats my arsanal. I have more but thats what I'm currently dragging to the Creek/River! :lol:
     
  9. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    State:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    I use 2- 6' medium action graphite rods. and 1-- 7' med-hvy ugly stick rods. spinnging gear only with 10' test. how I rig them depends on the bait. but it usually involves a treble hook and a egg sinker. I dont have any flats in my area, just channels and bullheads so I dont have to go heavy duty.
     
  10. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    State:
    P.A
    I use exclusively silver thread excalibur 20,30lb.(30lb. tests much higher than 30lb.)I use 80,130 lb. dacron leader
    i like kahle hooks 5/0,7/0,9/0 hookup ratio is exellent also like mustad big gun ultrapoint in 6/0 ive penatrated skulls with these.
    bank sinkers 2-4 oz. attatched to a large barrel swivel w/zip tie so lead doesnt fray my line
    my favorite combos are shimano baitrunner 6500 w/10 ft. berkly glow stick.& abu garcia 7000C3 W/9ft. cabelas king kat pro.