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  1. mbinks89

    mbinks89 Active Member

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    what are BAD lures for fishing a catfish?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mbinks89, Mar 15, 2013.

    It's for a story. I couldn't think of one, so just wrote "spinner lure," but I'm pretty sure catfish will bite with a spinner.
     
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    Keitsumah The Dream-Walker Contributor

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    oh boy, im not a professional fisher, but one thing: don't fish with frogs (long story and i am not willing to explain) because they are cannibals! a frog literally ate another and got on my hook once! the catfish i caught was easilly three feet after that though... :p
     
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    There's a reason you don't use lures with catfish. It's not what the fish are looking for:

    Fishing for Catfish with Lures
    The rest of the article talks about lures you can use, but I think if you are looking for one that is wrong on purpose, go with something that a bottom feeder isn't likely to find.

    I hate catfish, too many tiny bones in the meat. :p
     
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    Thanks guys. I ended up changing the sentence to something along the lines of "...like fishing in shallows for catfish," because I hear they like to lurk down deep, as GingerCoffee confirmed.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Because they are bottom feeders, any kindof floating bait or lure would be a poor choice.
     
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    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    I've never seen someone catch a catfish with a dangling participle.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    I've never even seen a catfish with a dangling participle; only dangling barbels.
     
  8. Lewdog

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    Yes catfish have good English skills and avoid dangling participles, they spend most of their lives in schools. (Yes, you made me go there.)
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Now THAT was bottom feeding!
     
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    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    There's a sucker born everyday.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Now you're just trolling, trying to bait me.
     
  12. Lewdog

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    Fine, I'll let you off the hook.
     
  13. mbinks89

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    You guys are getting me hooked on this thread . . .
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    We cast a wide net.
     
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    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    ...and you fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Nah, I'm just another angler. Just a jig-a-lure.
     

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