Originally posted by: brookdale on 2/13/2007 4:56:49 PM
I am a fairly new member, I am from Wahington State, and I have discovered I have catfish here!
Sadly I know for nothing in catching catfish. I can keep up with you if we was talking about Rainbow, and cutthroat trout, steel head, and salmon, but when it comes to catfish, I am just gunking up my hook with hopeful wishes.
I have bullhead cats here, nice potbellied pan sized fish that have little or no skill at all to catch, and last fall I hooked into a channel cat, for my it was gigantic (for here) it was a 29 pound channel cat.
I can always catch a mess of pansized fish if the urge overwhelms me, I think you may understand my need and want to tie into more channel cats, the size to make it worth my time to take pride showing the fish off to my friends.
I Have been useing pork liver, though the crawdads raise hell with the bait. Worms work good on the bullheads, and once in a while I will tie into a shaker stergeon. I cant use live bait here, its the law.
Somewhere I heard cat's like garlic, if so any suggestions how I should apply it to the bait, soak it in? Rub it on like a fine paste, or dribble garlic oil all over the hook and bait?
What is this thing with fishing with a hog rind?
Yes I am a novice, I am trying to learn, I don't want to be made a fool of in my attempts. I am a disabled vet, and as it is difficult to crawl up the river bank, (going down is easy,) I am being religated to fishing from docks, piers, and boat ramps.
I may not be able to go to my old haunts after trout and salmon, I can change where I fish, and what kind of fish I want to target.