Yo-yo's, for catfish...?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by youngun, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. youngun

    youngun New Member

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    o.k., so I bought some of these the other day, and I got to messing around with them. well, I can't believe I bought these. I was intending to use them for catfish, but it seems to me that if anything decent got on the line, it would destroy the reel. what do you guys think?
     
  2. BAMA_CAT

    BAMA_CAT New Member

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    I have used them in small rivers and creeks!!! They worked good for me they will hold more than you think !!
     

  3. benelli101

    benelli101 New Member

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    I have used them quit a bit and have caught up to 30 lb. cats on them. They can hold alot due to the fact there is no direct tension on the hook. Its kind of like haveing a limb line that will set the hook.
     
  4. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    my son has used then in a lake near here and caught some 5 an 6 pound channels on them.
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Guys have use yo-yo for catfishing, but I rather use a rod and reel.
     
  6. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    be careful with that thing! if you make a wrong move, it'll hook your finger and pull hard as hell!!
     
  7. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I can verify this, as I know from experience! :embarassed:
     
  8. youngun

    youngun New Member

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    well alright, cool, thanks for the tips. I have another question. What would be the best bait to use besides perch seeing has live perch would set off the yo-yo.
     
  9. BAMA_CAT

    BAMA_CAT New Member

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    CUT BAIT!!! Gills, shad, skipjack!!!!
     
  10. large1

    large1 New Member

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    I use them all the time and they work great.Try using live shiners or craw fish.they work better at night and you may screw up and catch a mess of crappie in the process.Set them shallow(2-4 inches deep) at night
     
  11. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Leeches can be dynamite. There are times when I have caught several fish off the same leech. Remove your fish, reset the spring and catch another one!