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By 2 Weight Willie
#2313426
So about 10min ago, I caught a nice catfish. But the strange thing was this was the third in a row I had caught on a jerk bait in the evening. I know jerkbaits are an awesome choice for winter bass, but a catfish. Huh. Any experience with catching catfish on jerkbaits?(I was using a googan squad scout jerk bait in pro blue)

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By karstopo
#2313429
My buddy gets them on a rapala jerkbait that looks similar to the Googan. I don’t really fish hard lures like jerkbaits for bass, but channel catfish will readily take soft plastics and flies. The lake I live on is pretty loaded with channel cats and they will go after lures and flies. Biggest I’ve gotten on flies is 8 pounds, but 4-5 pound fish are pretty common to get on balanced leeches, clousers and other sinking types.

It’s odd how some days where I fish the exact same structure with the exact same lures or flies will produce such different results. Seems like the less bright, more cloudy days produce more catfish.
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By 2 Weight Willie
#2313435
karstopo wrote:My buddy gets them on a rapala jerkbait that looks similar to the Googan. I don’t really fish hard lures like jerkbaits for bass, but channel catfish will readily take soft plastics and flies. The lake I live on is pretty loaded with channel cats and they will go after lures and flies. Biggest I’ve gotten on flies is 8 pounds, but 4-5 pound fish are pretty common to get on balanced leeches, clousers and other sinking types.

It’s odd how some days where I fish the exact same structure with the exact same lures or flies will produce such different results. Seems like the less bright, more cloudy days produce more catfish.
That's neat. At our pond they like to bite on scented shad imitations too.

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By Ron Mc
#2313437
Channel cats are really easy to catch on a rising river - you'll find them grazing the newly wet bank.
Last edited by Ron Mc on Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
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