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Thread: Catfish Fishing 101: The Basics

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    Thanks for all the info guys. Im thinking about going to Irvine lake sunday and fishing from the shore, but I have no idea where the catfish shore hotspots are

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    Do you use the shrimp with the heads on or off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaperSteve View Post
    Yes you can definitely catch cats during the day. Irvine hasn't started their summer hours yet and all those giant cats in those pictures I posted links to above were caught during the day. They don't move around as much during the day so if your anchored up at one spot during the day and don't get any bites after 45 minutes then its time to move to a new spot (if possible).

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    Do you know when irvine does start their summer hours?

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    Anyone ever use a santee rig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perris_holic View Post
    Anyone ever use a santee rig?
    why dont you just add 1/4-1/2 of a marshmallow along with your mealworm or shrimp? it works the same way by having it suspend in the water column

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frequent Flyer View Post
    why dont you just add 1/4-1/2 of a marshmallow along with your mealworm or shrimp? it works the same way by having it suspend in the water column
    Is it the jumbo marshmellow? Can I use that with mackerel also. I plan on going to Irvine this weekend and I was gonna take mackerel, night crawlers and chicken livers

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    If you're going for big kitties marshmallows are usually out of the question.

    This is why I stress using a high/low rig!

    Whatever the case you need the bait OFF the bottom.

    Flylining is better than a c-rig. It allows catfish to bump the bait around more freely

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokehound View Post
    If you're going for big kitties marshmallows are usually out of the question.

    This is why I stress using a high/low rig!

    Whatever the case you need the bait OFF the bottom.

    Flylining is better than a c-rig. It allows catfish to bump the bait around more freely
    What is a high low rig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokehound View Post
    If you're going for big kitties marshmallows are usually out of the question.

    This is why I stress using a high/low rig!

    Whatever the case you need the bait OFF the bottom.

    Flylining is better than a c-rig. It allows catfish to bump the bait around more freely
    because it makes it look unnatural or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokehound View Post

    Flylining is better than a c-rig. It allows catfish to bump the bait around more freely
    I was reading about Ronson Smothers and he uses Mackerel or Bonito chunks dipped in his sauce then
    Fly Lines with a spinning reel and leaves the bail open. Then he waits 20 seconds after getting bit to set the hook. The dude is the catfish king.
    DR

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