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 Post subject: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:18 pm 
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I went out Friday from 9am-1ish. I fished bottom for catfish under the power lines and at the train tracks. Caught 2 small cats. 1 channel and 1 blue. Both were barely 12". I tossed back. Nice to catch, but nicer to catch some keepers. Used chicken hearts and chicken liver.

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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:00 pm 
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sometimes just nice to be on the water


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:08 am 
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I totally agree! I had a great time. Kept the cover up... listened to the radio... enjoyed some cold beverages... a good, good day.

A buddy told me something about "catching breeding shad in the bulkheads". I understand the concept, but I don't know where the LH 'bulkheads' are... Can someone point me in that direction? The lake is pretty big.


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:48 pm 
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just about any of the housing subdivisions you see close to the water
are bulkheaded.


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:31 am 
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well, then his advice was about as helpful as "I caught them all by the tree stump"


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:39 am 
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okay here is the thing when the shad spawn they run the shoreline
by the thousands to lay eggs. The catfish come into the shore to feed on the shad.
the shad spawn early morning. so best to be there at daylight. people will cast
right up against these wooden bulk heads fishing under a cork to catch the fish,
lot of bulk heads in ski cove , dusen park and the thousands of new homes you can see
from any place on the lake .


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:03 am 
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solid advice! thanks sticko!


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:59 pm 
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Soaking some range cubes in a crawfish sack at the power lines will produce more catfish.


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:16 pm 
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The tree stump is a great spot though.
Another tell tale sign (of the shad run) is the shore birds ganging up in one spot along the bulkheads...


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:22 am 
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Liqued wrote:
Soaking some range cubes in a crawfish sack at the power lines will produce more catfish.


I don't have any idea what this means. 'range cubes in a crawfish sack' ummm???

I normally use chicken hearts, stink baits, etc... What's that???


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:34 am 
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that is like chum bait or stink bait they put in a hole to call the catfish in
it will hold the catfish in an area as long as the range cubes keep melting down
and seeping out of the holes in the crawfish sacks. Range cubes is what the
ranchers throw out on the range for the cattle to eat . Get them at any feed store.

some people will soak range cubes in a five gallon of hot water or just
just put them in a five gallon bucket fill it about 3/4 full of water and
range cubes and set it in the sun for a week till it gets to stinking
really bad then dump it in the lake where they want to catch catfish
wont be long before the cat fish find it.


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
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I've never heard of that! Is it effective? Sounds like the making of a good time!


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:14 am 
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just like Liqued told you


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 Post subject: Re: Good Friday fishing
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:34 pm 
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The range cubes (sometimes labeled as 'cattle feed') will break down in the bag and disperse into the water. This in turn attracts baitfish to the area, and catfish like baitfish, so voila! you have a kitty kat hole! You can get a 40 or 50 pound bag of range cubes at Tractor Supply for around 10 bucks...that much will last you a LOOOOOONG time.

Now...your 5 gallon bucket method sticko...that sounds like a dandy base for some punchbait!! Just need to add a little soured milo, some blood, and let it get good and curdly. Then mix in a bunch of cattail tops and you got yourself a homemade punchbait.


By the way, long story, but a college friend of mine and me found out pig's blood will take the grease spots off a driveway like nobody's business... :oops:


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