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First trot line of the year!

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by cbcs1987, May 7, 2009.

  1. May 7, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    cbcs1987 [OP] Redneck from the hills

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    Finally had enough time to run a small trot line this week. Didn't get to run a big one, but 4 fish ain't bad for the small amount of time it was out. The first two fish I had on the line when I was pullin them up shook the hook n I lost em. Just shakin off the cobwebs i reckon.Just finished stickin these cats in the freezer. Here in about two weeks I'll be tearin em up I hope. Just thought I would share.
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    biggest cat went 4 lbs. The smaller ones are better for eatin!
     
  2. May 7, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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  3. May 13, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    I've never eaten a cat...are they good?

    That's a very Tennessean thing to do - no offense.

    I also don't know what a trot line is. I suppose it's to catch a lot of fish for a lot of eat'n!
     
  4. May 13, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    thats very Pennsylvanian of you to say, Catfish are eaten in all parts of the world by many different cultures. - no offence

    very nice catch cbcs
     
  5. May 13, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    sirius satilite radio, more on the way when i get more money. oh ya removed the secondary filter
    nothing like some fried catfish. good eatin
     
  6. May 13, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    haha that was rich
     
  7. May 13, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    I guess I thought it was part of the 'down-south' cooking. There are lots of foods that are eat'n around here that are not in other parts of the country. I got that from Dirty Jobs when he went cat fish'n. He said exactly that! It was either Georgia or TN he was in.

    Anyway, we don't get cats around here so we don't eat them.


    Sorry, I guess I shouldn't have worded it how I did.
     
  8. May 13, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    yep it is more widly know to eat cats fish in the South for sure.

    Dirty Jobs, love that show his dry sarcastic humor cracks me up
     
  9. May 13, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    Just researched the trotline. We've done something similar when we go bluecrab'n in South Carolina.

    Here is a fish that was caught on a 500lb test trotline:
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  10. May 13, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    Ship them cats up to West Virginia.....I'll eat 'em up!

    We can skin a buck, run a trot line........a country boy can survive!.......Hank Williams Jr.
     
  11. May 14, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    Yes it is a very southern/ Tennesseean thing to do, which is fine because I'm a tennessee redneck so no offense taken :)

    Speakin of which i'm fixin to go drop them kitty cats in the peanut oil !!!
     
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    everybody has some type of species of catfish locally... they're a bottom feeders that are everywhere, you just have to know how to catch em.
     
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    good catch bubba!!! we got a few cats at the lake this past weekend......didnt keep them though,since there were only a few. but i tell ya one thing.....them shell crackers were tearing it up!!! ima start keeping all the shell crackers.....they eat real good. i'll probably go back this weekend and get some catfish for the freezer.
     
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    I'm a pennsylvania redneck. People think we're crazy for putting cole slaw and french fries on our sandwiches but I'll eat 'em all day!

    We may have them...I don't know. I always catch carp off the bottom. Carp are nasty bottom feeders too. Around here, they get big enough to eat tires - and some of them do! Don't know anyone who eats carp!
     
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    try some chicken livers or shrimp one day, and let them sit on the bottom....cats love that stuff man.
     
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    Oh Yeah!! Chicken livers are the best IMO:thumbsup:!
     
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    i've got a lil secret for the way i do chicken livers, and them jokers dont fall of the hook for nothing, no matter how hard you sling them. i tell you though, chicken livers are good, but i have caught more catfish on mussels than anything else. and as far as shrimp goes...i spend a lil extra and buy some fresh shrimp..........they tear them up too.
     
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    Thanks for the tip... I never thought of mussels before!?! shrimp is great if you can find them fresh like you said... but, I find it very difficult to obtain fresh locally. I will have to try some mussels, of course those may be difficult to obtain as well!:thumbsup:
     
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    Thank ya. Yeah the shellcrackers are just now starting to turn on out here! I'm goin after them in my new boat tomorrow! Hasnt been in the water yet!
    When the water gets as warm as it will in your area try throwin the baits the guys mentioned to you on riprap. Catfish will spawn durin the hottest time of the year and you can wear em out on the riprap when they start to nest! Also if you can find a small river/creek runnin into a main lake channel the cats will stack up in those areas.

    Does your secret involve usin panty hose by any chance?


    Also hotdogs soaked/boiled in garlic works good. I use it on juglines a lot.
     
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    i use that method some, and it works pretty damn good, but the secret im talkin about involves salt, and them livers wont fly off the hook worth shit......makes them tough as hell.:D
     
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