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    Question Channel Cats

    What fly and method do you use to catch channel cat?
    Thanks.

    Bob

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    I haven't caught any, yet. I have read many of the older threads on this subject on this board. It comes down to two different methods:

    1) Dark Wooly Buggers or Leach patterns.
    2) Go to a craft store, and get some "pom pom" fuzzballs. Skewer one on a fly hook, and dip into a container of chicken liver to soak up the juices. Cast it into a the tail of a riffle or the head of a hole, and let it drift.

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    Ive caught them on wooly buggers and Clousers while fishing for bass.They will hit a fly like any other predator fish.I even got one on a popper one night.Hit it like a freight train,thought I had a good bass.

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    Look for rip-rap areas around dams, roads, and boat ramps that have deeper water nearby. I get them while crappie/bass fishing on clousers in #2 or 4. When they spawn, the rocky areas are really good. Early morning and late evening are best to get them while they're up close. I might take a run out later to see if they're hungry.

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    Thanks for the help.
    I should have mentioned, I am fishing in a Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Lake. It is actually a 1 1/2 acre pond that is stocked with channel cat, once a year.

    Bob

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    I've had the best luck with dark wooly buggers. I confess to rubbing one with sunfish guts on one occasion. You never know though...I caught more than one on #14 bead head nymph pulled verrrry slowly along the bottom of a pond.
    A right emblem it may be, of the uncertain things of this world; that when men have sold them selves for them, they vanish into smoke. ~ William Bradford
    I finally realized that Life is a metaphor for Fly Fishing.

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    I caught this one: 1st catfish on a fly.jpgon this fly: carp fly 001.jpg
    "Give advice when asked. Give praise when appropriate. Give discipline when needed. Give respect always."

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    Thanks, All. Your info gives me ideas to try.

    Bob

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