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 (Jun. 22)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 0.47 feet below. Bass are goood on Carolina rigs with eight inch worms, and brush hawgs. Good early morning topwater bite. Crankbaits are not working, but should work in August when the water is warmer. Crappie are good on the side of the river in the trees and in 20-24 feet of water. White bass are good off points with rattletraps and red eyed shad artificials. When the fish are busting the surface small topwater baits and small jerk baits will bring them in the boat. Catfish are excellent in 17 feet of water on baited holes with nightcrawlers. Smaller sized catches, but fun for the kids to catch. Report by Ricky Vandergriff, Ricky’s Guide Service.

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