what type of rig and bait do you have best luck with

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by bigcathunter, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. bigcathunter

    bigcathunter New Member

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    great bend,kansas
    i know there are alot of dedicated catfisherman out there that use a specific rig and bait tell us what you use we would all like to know,wether it is set lines,jugs,rod and reel,let us all know,we all might find a new favorite setup,l8r
     
  2. zebcohobo202

    zebcohobo202 New Member

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    A carolina rig with a nice chunck of bream impaled on a circle hook is my go-to rig. A paternoster rig with a wad of nightcrawlers comes in second. While I believe no one rig can perform the same in every situation, I rarely stray from these two. I would like to try the yo-yo's I've been hearing so much about.
     

  3. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter New Member

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    Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
    My favorite rig is a simple three-way swivel with a 30-36" leader of 25lb berkely Iron silk line out to a 6/0 mustad big gun bait hook, and a 12-14" leader of 12 lb test to a home poured 4-7 oz weight (depending on how fast the current is) I like this rig because I fish around a lot of rocks and snags and if the weight get hung up with a fish on the weight will snap off allowing me to land the fish. My bait of choice changes throughout the season in the spring I dipnet suckers and use a 1-2" steak guts and all then a little later I switch to goldeyes and mooneyes then into fall i go to tullibees and frogs. :)
     
  4. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Cabot,Arkansas
    I use several rods some are rigged Carolina style with circle hooks. Some are rigged with slip bobbers with kahle hooks. I may in some cases, put a looper rig on and fish dip bait. I have put a treble hook on and fished chicken livers My favorite bait to use is cut skips then shad. :D
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    My favor rig is a slip float and a three way rig. favor bait livers and worms.
     
  6. Redtick

    Redtick New Member

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    Neoga, Illinois
    I like a carolina rig with a circle hook and a piece of bluegill on it. But, I have caught a lot of cats on my drop shot rigs fishing for crappies this summer.
     
  7. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I would have to agree on the Carolina rigs, with big fat night crawlers, fresh chicken livers, and cut gills, all on circle hooks. I am always trying something new also, and you can never know what is the next thing to try. Makes it fun. Dick
     
  8. stoney

    stoney New Member

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    Henderson,Ky
    i like the good ol slip rig with 7 or 8 ought khale hook baited up with shad or skip jack......brought in a lot of big hogs with it.... :cool: :cool:
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    A slip rig with a piece of fresh cut shad is my number 1 bait and rig. Along with a 8/0 Circle hook.
     
  10. Bayoubear

    Bayoubear New Member

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    i like a three way baited with goldfish or crawlers. i save the bream for baiting up the stumphooks and trotlines. running yoyo's i prefer shiners as goldfish tend to trip them too often. not to mention a few dozen yoyo's gets expensive with the goldfish too.
     
  11. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Ohio
    I like to rig with a walking sinker on the bottom and a 4/0-6/0 Gamagatsu circle hook approximately 6-12 inches up so the fresh shad I use stays above any weeds on the bottom while drift fishing.
     
  12. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    A carolina rig with a no roll sinker. Leader is about 2 foot long with a float on it about 4 inches back from a gamakatsu 8/0 octopus circle hook with a nice chunk of cut mackeral.
     
  13. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I have had good luck with a Carolina Rig, 1 oz bell sinker, and a leech on a 1/0 Kahle.
     
  14. shania

    shania New Member

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    My #1 Rig Is also a "Carolnia Rig" :0a23: - It can be Riged with a Looper Rig with Dip-Bait or a Circle Hook with Shad - but the "Carolina Rig" is my go to Rig.

    Bert
     
  15. MadKater

    MadKater New Member

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    Evansville,IN
    For flats i use a simple rig with a 8/0-10/0 king kahles hook its just the main line with a 2oz egg sinker then tie on my hook,no swivel.favorite bait for flats are live gill. or gold fish when the O2 levels get low and the gills wont stay alive very long.

    For blues i use i carolina type rig with what ever weight no roll is needed and a 8/0 gama oct circle hook.bait i like cut sha dor skip jack

    For channels{when i fish for them,which is rarely} i use the same rig as for blues but use a 4/0 kahles hook. for bait i will usaully use some sort of cut bait fish like gills,shad or sucker{and its rare i ever have any suckers to use}
     
  16. Duane

    Duane New Member

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    Louisiana
    carolins rig with night crawlers on 10lb test with a diawa reel and medium weight rod 7ft long great for channels and smaller blues if i catch a larger one I follow the running fish with the boat
     
  17. Cutshad

    Cutshad New Member

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    Newalla, Oklahoma (Shawnee)
    I use the Carolina rig often. I fish several different ways and the conditions usually determine my rig. One of my favorites is drifting live bait into logjams under a float. The float gives you a visual and you can "steer it" away from the tangles. I do this with cut bait and stinkbait also. Works great for flats and chanels. Nice thing about it is you can use super heavy line or light line. The rig is simple. Put your stop on first, then a bead, then your float, then a swivel, 1 or 2 foot leader and your hook. Size depends on what youre after. Set your depth with the bobber stop and get after it. I have to admit though, my main rig is the Carolina rig. My favorite is the float rig, you get quite a rush when that float disappears..... :p
     
  18. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    I use a carolina rig sometimes but my main rig is, I tie on a good size swivel then off of that I tie a leader line on that one end is about 4feet long to a 3 oz weight the othe end has a circle or tru turn hook that line is about three feet long. This keeps the bait off the bottom and in the current, has worked great for me.
     
  19. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Sorry almost forgot for bait I like to use either chicken liver, shrimp, cut skipjack and cut shad. One of the most effective baits I use seem to be shad guts.
     
  20. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Tennessee
    Slip rig is what I use most often, But I also use a slip bobber, threeway, and many variations of each depending on conditions.