August 13th. Since my brother had not caught a fish this year; and his health is a problem, he decided to hire a guide for a trip. We met the guide at 06:00 in the morning and with his and my help, my brother was able to get into the boat.
The guide provided the bait and my rods. My brother insisted on using HIS rods and how he wanted to use them. We did have a lot of action at the first spot until the pleasure boat showed up. The more boat, the slower the action. We fished two other spots; my brother caught a small blue cat at the second place. The third spot, no bites at all.
The trip was over at around 1:30 as we returned to Schmidt’s ramp. We did catch a total of 15 catfish, one small flathead, 2 blue cats and the rest channel cats. No real monsters, but a number of 5-6 pounders. I’m not sure how many big cats are left in this part of the river, thanks to non-ending harvesting by commercial fishermen. That is the most catfish either my brother or I have caught in one day in several years. My brother wanted to catch cats and we did; so I am sure he was very pleased with the results.
Submitted by: Norb Wormald
Author of KINDLE E-BOOKS- ROD BENDING CATFISH & Shop To Save
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