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Is anybody doing any catfishing at Hoover with any success ? I've been up there four times in the last week or so and only caught one blue. I'm fishing from a boat and using cut bait such as Shad and Bluegill any tips would be greatly appreciated !!
 

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We drifted almost the whole north pool last Saturday with a variety of baits and only caught one little channel cat. Blaming it on the north wind. I am sure someone was catching them, just not us.
 

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I have been out 4 times in the last couple of weeks. I am catching more on nightcrawlers than other baits. I have tried liver to cut shad and nightcrawlers is the only thing working. Fishing the north end of the lake around trees or brush in the water. I have caught several blues however; last Saturday it was so windy could not hold my boat in position. Only caught two channels. One was four pounds.
 

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I got ten(8 channels, 2 blues) in the north pool about two weeks ago before getting chased off by a storm. Drifting whole shad(small, 2-3 inches) along the bottom, working the humps near deep water. Nothing very big, 2-5 lbs. Good eating size, but all were released. Didn't feel like cleaning fish that night. Might try again tomorrow, depending on the wind.

Been wondering if a bigger bait might mean bigger fish.
 

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Agree, absolutely no reason to kill a fish like that. Would love to get into one though! I guess I'd have to target them first. I may take the yak out and do a little catfishing here in the next few weeks over at Hoover. I would love to get some shad for bait but can't throw a cast net to save my life. I've tried a thousand times when I lived on the Chesapeake and also down in Florida but I can't get it to spread open.
 
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