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Rigging for flats & Blues

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by eatwhatyoukeep, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. I am taking my nephew pay laking with the goal to hook him into a big cat. I am planning on using 6-8" goldfish from a bait shop near me. When fishing a big bait on a float what would you cat experts recommend for a hook and where should it be placed. I would normally hook a bait like this in the back, a couple of inches from the tail and use a 5/0 baitholder style hook. If anyone has a better rig let me know. Or, if you know a good paylake where he could hope to catch a 20# er or better I'd appreciate that too. Thanks
     
  2. katfish

    katfish Cats are where it's at!

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    You should use a 150 ft X 8 ft trammel net.


    Thats what the paylake used to catch them.
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    I agree with Katfish!
     
  4. I guess it isn't a good idea to try and help a 12 year old catch a big fish.
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    No it's a very good idea, and I commend you on that..The bad idea is taking him to a paylake where they get there big fish from commercial fishermen, who are taking them from our public waters.
     
  6. That is true.I talked to a few fisherman on the Ohio last weekend. They had about 4 or 5 good sized flats.They told me they had to get beer money some how.
     
  7. katfish

    katfish Cats are where it's at!

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    What would be wrong with teaching a 12 year old the integrity of fair chase?

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    What would be wrong with allowing a 12 year old to enjoy catching any size fish he likes?

    Your post rminds me of what the boys call trolls. You really hit my button this morning pal.
     
  8. I can't help but smile when reading this thread :D
    THANKS guys for the read [​IMG]