How do catch CAT now??

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by sickws6, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Well my dad and I have been going to the local pond right down the street We just found this pond prob about 4 acres not too long ago and found out that you are allowed to fish there as long as you belong to the community any ways over the summer we have been catching some ok sized blues out of it prob 8-9lbs they were biting like crazy we were just usinf hot dogs. Now since it rained and the weather is changing they are not bitting any suggestions on bait to use or anything? Thanks yall.
     
  2. 01mercLS

    01mercLS It's Fishing not catching

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    try some live bait.
     

  3. tcba1987

    tcba1987 Tuscarawas River Angler

    usually if theres a few cats around they cant resist chicken livers or some fresh shrimp !!
     
  4. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    #1.) Are you sure they were blues and not channels?

    #2.) Fresh cut bait should be your bait right now.

    #3.) I'd fish the deepest water in the pond.
     
  5. -they were probably channels, which means

    -in ponds fish unweighted chicken liver of the dam

    -rivers, cutbait
     
  6. fisherman5567

    fisherman5567 Fishin Everyday

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    I fish a pond similar to that, sometimes they just dont bite, but thats when i try either chicken livers (failsafe) and instead of whole live fish I just use the heads and they usually produce
     
  7. Small bluegills from that pond or large shinners should work also.Like everybody else said try livers;)
     
  8. Flathead King 06

    Flathead King 06 click...click...click

    Most likely the fish you were catching were channel cats...I fish a pond very similar to the one you are talking about here in springfield and over the summer we do quite well on hotdogs but this time of year when the temps are dropping and everything is slowing down.... its best to use fresh cut-baits and shrimp....and of course everyone has already said livers..... hope this helps
     
  9. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    Cool I guess I just learned something about pond fishing. I figured fresh cut bait would work anywhere for channels. They still would be in the deeper or deepest part though, right?
     
  10. Thanks a lot guys for the info I guess they where chennels