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#34335 - 10/10/13 05:30 PM Sure fire method for catching cats on a trotline?????????
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I've been doing a little R & D on a fool proof system to catch catfish on a trotline and this is what I have come up with, after much trial and error:
I could always get them to bite most anything I tried but on a 25 hook trotline if I caught much over a half a dozen fish per run that was about as good as it gets. My solution? Switch the regular hooks out for treble hooks ( I use size 4) and bait it with Danny Kings Punch Bait or any dip bait with fiber in it. The first time I did this I came back to run the trotline and it was completely full of fish, not one hook empty. I haven't done this everytime but my average has been a lot higher. It seems with this setup they can't strip the bait with out getting hooked. The only drawback is the tend to destroy the hooks after 2 to 3 fish have been caught on them but that might be remedied by using a slightly larger/heavier treble hook...........


Edited by lakewaydr50 (10/10/13 05:32 PM)
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#34336 - 10/10/13 05:38 PM Re: Sure fire method for catching cats on a trotline????????? [Re: lakewaydr50]
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#34337 - 10/10/13 06:03 PM Re: Sure fire method for catching cats on a trotline????????? [Re: Capt. Guts]
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Gen unfortunately the photos I have of these fish are on the hard drive of my old PC and it is dead in the water........just try it.......it works!
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