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Favorite Catfish Rigs
Last Post 09 Dec 2011 05:05 PM by
. 5 Replies.
31 Jul 2011 04:56 PM
What are yall's favorite catfish rigs and how do you rig them ??
31 Jul 2011 07:56 PM
I shore fish mainly for eater size channels. Here in Wisconsin we can use up to three hooks (three rods with one hook each) which allows for trying three different baits at the same time if you want to see what their biting on . I use 7' medium action rods with size 30 Quantum optix spinning reels loaded with 10# Trelene xl .I use a 1/2 - 3/4 oz egg sinker above a bead and a # 7 barrel swivel or #10 snap swivel .Leader length depends on where I'm fishing. Hooks are either Eagle Claw L197bk or Mustad 39951 Demon Extra Fine Wire circles in size 2/0 -4/0 depending on the bait used. Also, depending on the location, (lots of snags) I'll use pre-tied snelled bait hooks on the snap swivel.
02 Aug 2011 01:43 PM
Thanks man just really getting into catfishing. Need to learn all the tricks lol
08 Dec 2011 05:04 AM
Mine is simple. Hook, leader line, swivel, sliding sinker.
bass or bass?
08 Dec 2011 07:13 PM
Channel cats- Rod; Rhino Kevlar, medium heavy action. Reel; BPS Mega Cast MCM2000 baitcast reel with 175 yards of Trilene XT line. Rigged like a Carolina rig with 1/2 ounce weight and 4/0 Gamakatsu Octopus circle hooks.
Flathead cats- Rod; BPS Offshore Angler Trophy Class Boat rod, heavy action. Reel; Penn Peer 209 conventional reel with 200 yards of BPS Offshore Angler Spectra Braid line in 80 pound test. Rigged like a Carolina rig with 4 ounce weight and 8/0 Gamakatsu Octopus circle hooks. 50 pound test Trilene Big Game mono leader.
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09 Dec 2011 05:05 PM
When i do cat fishing, I prefer a 3 way rig with a size 3 cirlce cat fish hook when im fishing for smaller cat's and for the big ones a size 1 hook
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