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Sunday 3/16 - about 20 smallies from shore (c&r). Size range 10" to 16". 3pm to dusk. I was hoping for a nice channel cat for dinner, but instead had a ton of fun. Guys down the bank were into a bunch of Rock Bass, and kids were out turning rocks for crawdads. I haven't felt this good in months. My boy had a blast. Good day.

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Robert, You were just up the river from my camper.It's tuff being 602 miles away, when I know the smalljaws are calling my name. Glad you had a good day

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I was down there on Sat the 15th also hoping for a cat for the dinner table, but instead had a wild time with smallies and a pike on a liver chunk.

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Liver chunk, eh? So that's cat bait. I'll keep it in mind for next time. I saw a guy wading out to like ... 20 yards form shore flyfishing - didn't see him catch, though. next time I see kids lookin' for craws, I'll pay 'em a bounty!

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Kevin - what time of year do you return? We can hook up. I'll provide bait & fuel if you provide the ride.

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Robert, I try to make the opener, But last year I didn't get up there (for Fishing) till Middle of June. Not sure about this year. Bring lunch and some beverages, I'll supply the rest.

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Yer on! Fishhead is taking my son & I out on Sunday - I'm lookin' forward to it (gross understatement). I told my son it was a jet-boat, and he asked me "how can the engine run? wouldn't the water would put the fire out?" I explained.

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My best luck with cats is with 1" chunks of fresh sucker or river mix. I have also tried smelly chunks from suckers I have frozen with not nearly as good results. Also have tried bagging them and putting them in the sun for a few hours. I catch more bad smells up my nose than I do fish. The fresh chunks work excellent especially in the evening into dark. Anybody have a better way?

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Tundra King,

I think you nailed it on the head. Fresh bait is a must.

Q for river rats, if I catch a sucker with worm, am I able to use that sucker for bait (cut em up)for catfishing?

Wondering if that is legal.

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EBass

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Sure thats leagal.Thats how I get most of my bait.Catch it myself.You however cannot use carp.
Another spot that I have done well on cats is just down stream from the River Terrace around the first little point.There is a hole in a medium sized eddy in front of a nice looking log cabin type home.I have also done well "dabbling" in the fall downs along the shore line just downstream from the River terrace and above the bridge.Just hang some bait along side the larger trees.When your line moves HOOK EM and drag him in quick like!

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My favorite tip for any kind of cut bait... Use fresh fish - almost anything even from the grocery store (shrimp, squid, mackeral, smelt - almost anything that's cheap and you think would be tasty) - put it in a ziplock and add a spoonful of your favorite dip bait or scent - blood/cheese/both - whatever! Put it in the fridge overnight to marinate. Cutbait, fresh but "enhanced" like this works just great! It's not unpleasant to use and it stays on the hook better than chicken liver. The channels love it!

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Saturday report - 04/12/03, late A.M. -

Kids had a blast hooking the northerns that hit our crappie minnows. The pier is out, but is accumulating a nasty halo of sludge. Big suckers and small carp also were had. Rock bass and crappie were schooling together in the usual cover, some were under the pier, too, but the sludge made it hard to finesse a presentation.

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