Friday, June 20, 2008
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.......