After you guys helped me out in my last thread, I've had some great success and have been spending nearly all my free time on the banks of ponds and lakes. I've landed a few decent bass (largemouth) and more bluegill and crappie than I can count. So, thanks again to everyone who gave tips and suggestions in that thread!
Now that I'm gaining some experience, I've decided to start bringing a second rod with me to sink some bait for catfishing while I'm casting over and over trying to get a largemouth on my main setup. The way I see it, anything that increases my chances of getting a fish vs going home with nothing is a good thing, especially when all I need to do extra is sink something stinky and let it sit until I see the rod bouncing.
I figured I'd ask y'all how you like to bag cats and get some discussion going just for the hell of it. Here goes:
What's your go-to setup/rig?
I'm using a 7' Medium/Heavy baitcasting rod with a $30 bass pro baitcasting reel, 20lb test mono line with a splitshot to a 1/0 circle hook. Bobber adjusted for depth depending on location for the day.
What bait are you using?
I'm going with hotdog, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers. I want to try live crawfish too, because I hear the big cats love 'em.
Any techniques you use to place your bait?
I don't really do anything more than guess/estimate the depth and toss my bait out to let it sink.
Any tips for a newfag at catfishin'?
Let's hear it, fishergoats.