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what are some helpful tips for tips for catching catfish?

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • jay
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    All are good suggestions above. I would like to add that I have went to circle style hooks and the results have been excellent. I was skeptical at first but wow -- they have made a huge difference.

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  • Beekeeper
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    For Channel and Blue cats fish the edges of curent breaks in rivers and larger creeks. Use worms of fresh cut baits. Fish on the bottom using a slip sinker rig. Use a weight heavy enough to keep the bait on the bottom, tie on a swivel, then a 16 inch leader with a hook. This lets the bait drift just above the bottom in the current. Choose a hook size to match the size of the catfish you wish to catch. For frying cats up to 3-4 pounds I generally use a number 4 eagle claw.

    For Flatheads fish eddy areas with live bait suspended just off the bottom. I like 3-4 inch bream, generally fished on an eagle claw 6/0 live bait hook. At night I tie out limb lines in the same holes using 6-8 inch bream and 10/0 to 12/0 hooks. We regularly catch big flatheads that way up to the 40 - 50 pound range along with a few big blue's and channels.

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  • FloridaHunter1226
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    Get some chicken or turkey livers at the store and put it on the hook and add some weights and hold on.

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  • Jim in Mo
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    Buy some worms, I go out on the missippippi and worms do as well as livers or baitfish if I'm using rods. We're not talking other types.

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  • KMB33
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    patience, patience, a little more patience, and some good bait.

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