Friday, June 20, 2008

Nice Fish

Got Catfish? I do. The longer I live here the better I like it. Last night I caught this 23.4 pound citation catfish in Poplar Creek on Lake Gaston. I am told that there are much bigger ones in the creek. The key is finding a deeper hole in deep water. I caught this one in 25 feet of water.
The Rig I use is above. Position your boat with two anchors front and back so it does not move. Cast into the back edge of the hole. The catfish relate to the drop off and wait for food to come to them. The best baits to use are live or 1/2 bream or chicken breast. The old timers on the lake swear by beef tongue.
Make sure your rod is in a holder and your net is big enough. I caught this one on 12 pound test.
Good luck and if you are in the area call me and we can fish.......

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summer is here and the weather is perfect. This is me on my way to the new Poplar Creek Marina. They have great food, Last night I had the Grouper Sandwich. Located on 903 just past Tanglewood Golf course and the public boat ramp. They have great food. Plus plenty of slips so you can park your boat and eat while the staff fills your boat and you top off the cooler with ice. They do not have an ABC license yet but the owner assures me it is in the works. Stop in the next time you are in the area.