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06-28-2011 08:54 PM #1
Whats the desired test line for catfish off the bank?
thinking of putting some new line on my catfish pole, thinking of going up to 20lb instead of 15. too much or a good move? Is any other bait other than stink bait as effective?
06-28-2011 09:01 PM #2
Depends on your fish target size, and what's available, where you are fishing. I'd like 30+ mono on a big reel to be sure not to break off on magnum yellows and blues. If you're fishing a pond and all the cats are 2-4 lbs, then 15-20 lb is fine. But if you're bank fishing from Travis for example, expect some heartbreak breakoffs on the rocks if you hook a 30 lb blue or better. Better to have a long rod to keep the line off the rocks and a big reel full of 30+ lb line in case a big boy gets on there. Good luck.
06-29-2011 09:16 AM #3
I haven't had any issues with my 30lb power pro braid. the new world record of 143lb blue was caught on a 30lb mono line a couple weeks ago.
my dad has huge setups with 65-80lb braid and has broken off on rocks before. some of it's just luck.Heeere Kittie Kittie Fishies!! HEEEEEEERE Kittie Kittie Fishies!!
06-29-2011 12:49 PM #4
Two words... Trot LineLife is too short to only fish the weekends
06-30-2011 01:41 PM #5
what fun is a trot line? seriously.....Heeere Kittie Kittie Fishies!! HEEEEEEERE Kittie Kittie Fishies!!
06-30-2011 02:03 PM #6
I'm usually actively fishing for bass but sometimes I enjoy simply tossing a stink line in the water and getting blackout drunk while the stink bait does the fishing for me. Any good recommendation for catfish specific spots? (preferably south, but I'll go anywhere for them)
06-30-2011 08:19 PM #7
[QUOTE=adamwgregg;156623]what fun is a trot line? seriously.....[/QUOTE
What's fun about a trotline you ask.... Well for starters, I get to bass fish while waiting on the catfish to get with the program. Any questions???Life is too short to only fish the weekends
06-30-2011 08:38 PM #8
07-01-2011 04:36 AM #9
07-08-2011 01:43 PM #10
did you ever find any good catfishing spots south DeathMetalAngler? Im itching to catch cats and need a place south cause i live near slaughter.
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