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i was fishing the river tonight using about 8 inch suckers for bait. I was fishing the upstream side of a log jam, my ? is am i on the correct side of the log jam, and how long do you let the cat take the bait before setting the hook? I had one take the bait and then pull me into the log jam and i lost it.

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Both ends of the log jam are good spots to fish. For my 2 cents I like to fish on the top end of the pile. For how long to wait to set the hook? well that all depends on the fish and the pile that you are fishing. If my line is running out at a high rate of speed, I set the hook as fast as I can. If it is going at a slow rate then I let it run for a short ways then stop it. I don't set the hook at this time I just stop the line and wait on the cat to make up it mind to eat the bait or drop it, Its a 50-50 thing some times they eat it, or drop it.

Also it depends on how close Iam to the wood pile. Now one thing that I have found out is when a cat gets back into a jam there is a way to get them back out. One more 50-50 deal. Stretch you line as tight possible and strum it like a guitar. Don't play country music them big old cats like country and will stay in that wood pile all night jammen with ya. Play rap them cats hate rap and will try and get as far away as possible. You may think that Iam full of BS, just ask collegeoutdoorsmans we have gotten a lot of cats out of the woods by playing rap. grin.gif

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thank you for the info. the only problem is, is that i dont know any rap songs, oh well i guess i'll have to break down and get a rap cd. thanks again for the info!

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dragon master, you've got me rolling on the floor over here! But I agree, cats tend to prefer country music.

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LOL Dragon! How was your trip last weekend?

What are you doing the weekend of the 17th? There will be no moon that weekend and I know how much you hate the moon, almost as much as cats hate rap! grin.gif

rob

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Rushing how you be? I had planded to fish with college, but haven't heard anything from him, Got to talk to him if you have that weekend off, sure would like to fish with you atleast once this year. And Iknow thats a no moon weekend, looks like it may be the only one I get to fish this year.

Last weekend was aright if you like small fish. 7 flats from 7-12lb lost one big one and one nice flat. The river was droping to fast. The pile that we sat in front of was about 100yr long and about 40yr wide. Had a lot of runs atleast 1-3 per hr. All night long you could hear the wood pile sanp, crack and pop. I jusk think that the big flats just didn't like the idea that the roof may come down on there heads at any time.

Anyone up to a rat meet at Kettners landing that weekend(7-17-04) could meet around noon do a little bar-b-q, tell lies and stories and do a little show and tell on a few new ideas and go over some old ground to help some of our new river rats who would like to get into the sport of (no sleep, lost rigs,wet and damp nights, blood suckers from you know where, and the dream of getting the one that just busted your 40+ line) flathead fishing.

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Yeah Dragon I have that weekend off. If you are not already busy I would love to fish with ya. I think a little gathering would be great that weekend too. I got a few buddys that would prolly come up for it.

let me know what ya think

rob

How bout a show of hands Anyone up for a rat meet at Kettners landing 7/17/04 around noon

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