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Jakeway 05-12-2007 12:34 PM

Catfish on a Fly
I don't know if I ever caught one before this morning. I had been picking up a few small bass an bluegills along shore using a White Wooly Bugger on a 6 wt sink tip line. I decided to cast along the deep edge of a dock, and this nice channel cat took it. He bent the rod good, and went on a few deep runs before we could get a look at him. My son was along and netted him or me.

xjguy07 05-12-2007 02:09 PM

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sounds like fun, cat fish allways put up a good fight, but i hate catching em they look so nasty lol.

tbrillinger223 05-13-2007 09:36 PM

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Nice Cat:thumbsupu Bet you that was a blast

Colorado Cajun 05-14-2007 10:05 AM

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Nice! I always welcome a fresh water cat but never welcomed a salt water cat.

BigCliff 05-16-2007 02:54 PM

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That's a pretty good sized cat there. I think most all I've ever caught on fly were in the hot-dog to bratwurst size range.

tbrillinger223 05-16-2007 04:31 PM

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were those johnsonville brats????

BigCliff 05-17-2007 12:54 PM

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HaHa! Nah, I tend to go with brats made closer to where I live. I prefer meat that has spent less time dead and on the road.

GeorgeMcFly 05-18-2007 12:44 AM

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nice cat! a buddy of mine from another forum caught one around here with a streamer he tied himself i think it was white on top with a olive and black bottom with some shine tied inbetween. itwas about your size maybe a lil smaller. anyhow catfish are awesome! they are a hard fighter!

Joni 05-18-2007 09:41 AM

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I remember going to a local pond that houses Cat's, Carp and Trout.
Went with a group from another forum. I kept saying, "You can't catch cat on a Fly"!
Boy, was I wrong. A simple Haresear. This thing stayed on the bottom for ever. This was a 6wt rod also.

darkcahill 05-27-2007 08:40 AM

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Nice fish. Up here we have been fly fishing cats for years. Managed a 35 incher on May 14. Great fish and a great fight. Way to go guys.

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