whats your favorite rig to catch catfish?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by offshore_angler, Aug 16, 2009.

whats your favorite catfish rig?

  1. carolina

  2. 3 way swivel rig

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  1. offshore_angler

    offshore_angler New Member

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    whats your favorite rig to catch catfish?
     
  2. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    carolina rig or sinker bead hook and welcome to the board
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2009

  3. offshore_angler

    offshore_angler New Member

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    thank's im really enjoyin this site...:wink:
     
  4. hawg_hunter

    hawg_hunter New Member

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    john, Oct 3 2009 we are on for the WCC event at pickwick!!! So ill see you in a few weeks.
     
  5. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC John!:0a25:.I live and die by the carolina rig in one form or the other.90% of the time I go with no-roll sinkers rigged sliding with a short 6-8 " leader.Only real exception s when I,m slip bobbering.:wink:
     
  6. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    My selection wasnt given in the poll.. I use the barrel swivel rig.:wink:
     
  7. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Carolina rig for sure.
     
  8. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Kat bobber all the way. Bobber stop, Kat Bobber, 2oz ball sinker, bead, swivel, lead line, and 8/0 hook. Sorry I know that wasnt in the survey, but it does work well.
     
  9. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    i know all barrels swivels are diff but thought a carolina rig had a barrel swivel witha bead
     
  10. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    welcome to the BOC!!!! I'd have to go with the carolina rig unless I'm fishing really rocky areas, In that case I'd go with the 3-way sacrificial so I'd still get my fish.
     
  11. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    I choose the three way rig because I can adjust the length of the leaders, either the hook leader or the sinker leader to suit the situation I am fishing at the time. I fish a lot of laydowns and trashy bottoms and the three way rig seems to work better for me. When I came to the BOC I fished the Carolina rig exclusively and will still have it on at least one of the poles that I am fishing with but I seem to have better results with three way rig.
    Thanks for the post and welcome to the BOC!
     
  12. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    The only rig I need here is a Carolina rig. I suppose if I had problems I would use the 3-way, but my situations don't call for it.

    -Jim-
     
  13. LOWCOUNTRY CATMAN

    LOWCOUNTRY CATMAN New Member

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    Gotta go with carolina rig as well.
     
  14. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Three way in deep water which is where I am 90% of the time,,
    if the water is shalow 15ft of less I go wth the carolina rig.. So for me it depends on where im fishing...:wink:
    Welcome to the brotherhood...:cool2:
    Puddle
     
  15. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Keith... sure looks as though you have the 3-way setup on the avatar...

    Myself.. the sliding sinker... mostly a "sinker slide" setup, and then when there is problems with the bottom and structure.. its the slider with a long leader ... then its called a three way..LOL

    When drifting, I use a "bobber stop" on one pole and then a "slinky" sinker for dragging the bottom on another pole...

    Bayrunner Ray
     
  16. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

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    I mostly use the carolina rig but I also use cat bobbers:cool2: welcome to the BOC:wink:
     
  17. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Keep hangin around it will get better!!:eek:oooh::wink::cool2:

    :0a25: to the Hood!:big_smile:
     
  18. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    I use Carolina on some, 3 way on a couple but lately my biggest fish have come on the steel leaders with the wire ends to connect two lines. I put a 4oz or 5oz weight on the bottom swivel and I only use one 18"-24" mono leader on the top wire with a 8/0 circle. I have caught my PB of each Catfish species in the past 3 weeks on this set up as well as many 2-12lbers in the past few months. At first I was worried about keeping fish if I caught a big one but it has worked on a 32lb Flat and 62lb Blue so I will continue to use all 3 types on different Rods
     
  19. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Carolina ring with sinker sliders and a float on the leader.
     
  20. Cliffcat

    Cliffcat New Member

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    Good question. I answered carolina, but really have two other methods that I use much more. #1 is a slip bobber (fat cat or homemade). #2 is just a split shot a foot or so above a hook. It would be interesting to see a poll with at least 6-10 choices to get a better idea of what people are thinking. Whether a person fishes rivers (large or small) or lakes might also influence the answers.

    Ralph