Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Cat and the Spot

Back to Ryans Creek today at daylight for some spots and a surprise Catfish or two. All the spots were taken on a dark turquoise Boogle Bug size 4, the lake was falling and I was lucky to land the four I did. With the lake falling I had to be a little innovative because of falling water. I decided to carry my 11 ft. crappie pole and drop a cricket with a white crappie nibbet tipped on the hook against the rock walls. The walls prove to be quite productive. I landed two channel catfish in depths of 15 to 18 ft. Lots of fun to land catfish anytime on any type rod---did I mention it was hoooooot and humidity was dripping wet.
  Nice Spot at daylight, if you are not on the water early, you lose out on the top water action
Nice Channel Cat using the 11ft. crappie rod, some kind of fun on the long rod. Notice I am holding the fish with both hands, if you know anything about a catfish you know that you need to hold the top and side fins down, if these fins stick you it can be painful.

3 comments:

Mel said...

Yup, Bill, a lesson I learned long ago about holding those darn "spikes" out of the way. Of course, I had to learn the hard way! Sounds like fun. Can't imagine a big Catfish on a long rod like that.

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Mmmm...I'm sticking with trout! Well, we will see what tomorrow brings...as I think that there are Catfish in the pond I'm going to.. :)

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I have had a few sticks with the catfish, but I can forgo all of the pain for the great taste this fish possesses.
@RD
Really the catfish was the fish of the day as for size, and it and the one which was smaller was the only two I kept.