Dock Talk - Big Catfish on Palestine and Cedar Creek




Rigging for Big Catfish …
Three-way crane swivel, a short leader, 8-10 inches which reduces time hung up. Use a clip so you can change sinkers easily. Leaders, 8-10 inches, 85 lb test braid onecatfish, 8/0 to 10/0 "J' hooks depending on the size of the bait being used

Night fishing ... sinker slide .... requires no retying to put on a different sinker.

Bottom fishing a river or lake ...
8/0 hook, bead, then a sliding 8 oz. egg sinker ... really good when you want want the bait to drop straight down from the boat into a brush pile. A bad thing about this rig is you can expect to hang up regularly.

Pictures is a 51 lb. Blue Catfish taken July 23 from Cedar Crakk Lake. Great Catch!

 




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Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 22)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.21 feet low. Largemouth bass are good working perch like crankbaits, shaky head jigs, drop shots and swimbaits working brush, flats, brush piles and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge columns and timber. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons on main lake points, channel ledges and flats. Catfish are good on punch bait and chicken liver.

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