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Old 08-18-2010, 10:49 AM
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Got a 10 and a 7 pound bluecat. Here at present they are hitting minnows and of course nightcrawlers. I use minnows as often as possible. Its so blame dry I have to end up buying crawlers. That just aint right. :/ Them things must be made of gold. LOL About 20 cent or so a piece.
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omg those are big, i'll bet they were great fried, lol
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If you're fishing on a lake or pond, you can use soured milo. Use just enough to lure them to your area, but not enough to satisfy their hunger.

Take a one gallon jug, filled half with milo. Fill to the top with water and set in the sun. It doesn't take too long to sour.

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Is that grain sorghum that you are referring to by saying 'milo'?
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Is that grain sorghum that you are referring to by saying 'milo'?
Several grains are in the "grain sorghum" family, one of which is milo.

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Caught my personal best this past summer in June - 25 pound blue cat out of the Ohio River (which happens to be a great place to find monsters).

I love catfishing. One thing I realized is that river catfishing is very different and the catfish can (believe or not) be finicky eaters. A lot of them will just nibble at what you are offering but not enough to hook themselves.
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I have had good luck with deer liver. The cats in this area seem to hit this as well as chicken liver. Also it is tougher than chicken liver and stays on the hook better.
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Deer liver is a great idea. Years ago I fished the Tombigbee river with trotlines. I used Ivory soap the most with small srainless hooks. I think they were #4's. Its tough to cut an ivory bar into square chunks. I would take a few bars and melt them in the oven on a cookie sheet. When it cooled the soap could be cut into 1/2 inch chunks easily. Put in a ziplock and store in cool place. Just push one square over barb of each hook. This worked great for catching small ones. Which taste the best.

Big blues and flatheads liked goldfish or brim best. This required larger hooks in deeper water.
In my catfish ponds any bait works. From hotdogs to Lcorn. Even a stinky hook, I kid you not.
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Jd that I have never tried the soap before - Think I will just to see how it works for me. Have you ever tried trolling for the cats in the tombigbee? I have some cousins that live off the Bigbee near Iuka and they used a mid diving rebel shad lure with good success. But then again, these same ole boys love to go grabbing up under the creek bank for cats as well. I asked them weren't they scared of grabbing a snake under the bank instead of a Cat and they replied - Oh you can tell difference in how they feel - LOL
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Anybody been out tocheck their trotlines for damage etc. Did mine the other day. Just bout time to hit them hard here.
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