Post by bassmassey on Apr 21, 2013 15:55:04 GMT -5
after this 4 week vegas route we are gonna have crews in oregon, az, and tx for 7 weeks. Im thinking about taking that az route and hollaring at ol' mudcatboy to see if he can put me on a shovelhead. I gotta buddy in oregon too that fishes, but it isn't catfish.
Post by bassmassey on Apr 21, 2013 13:34:39 GMT -5
I don't know the ins & outs of these reels like the previous two posters, although i've owned a number of 7000's and 6500's. The best way to get distance with a wide spool 7000 in opinion is to put it on a 9' or longer rod and back that brake off. With a medium to small bait you can sling em pretty good. I really like the hsn narrow spool 7000 too, I can forsure throw them better than the wide spool. The old gold ones were awesome, hard to find though. The new black ones must have gold plating on the inside as they retail for around $180.
Post by bassmassey on Apr 20, 2013 12:45:22 GMT -5
would you accept a late entry jordan? I haven't been fishin' and not sure when I will get a chance to fish. Bluecats get no love? That's the only way im gonna get robby, I can't get a 60# out of the river...lol
Post by bassmassey on Apr 20, 2013 12:36:23 GMT -5
I have a lil 4' drift sock homemade out of a patio umbrella given to me by jonathon rambo at a get together down at westpoint lake on the chattahoochie several years back. I love it, always keep it on the boat and even consider it lucky. It really keeps the boat nice and straight in low current conditions in the river when there is a lil breeze. And I used it alot when I used to drift fish lake oconee on a weekly basis. Just remember when driftin for catfish keep it under .5 mph and you will get more bites. The slower the better actually. If there is enough interest I can post rambo's website on here. He makes and sells santee style snake weights at a good price.
Post by bassmassey on Apr 20, 2013 12:25:50 GMT -5
I know water temp plays a role in when these fish come out of their holes in early spring/ spawn/ and all other seasonal patterns. Although I beleive what is even a bigger factor in the whole picture is length of daylight. They know when that sun stays up in the sky a lil bit longer and it's time to eat after a long inactive winter of eating very sparingly. I wish I was home to try to validate this theory, but I would have forsure been sittin at the same spots I fished in the middle of last october with some fresh bloody cutbaits waiten for a bite. Y'all seen ducky and amandas fish from early this month which helps to prove my point.