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PostSubject: Speaking of Catfishing........   April 16th 2018, 1:59 pm

I normally use Chicken Livers from Walmart when I set out limb lines to attempt catching a few Cats.  My luck is just so-so with perhaps getting one or two for the 10 lines I set out.  The Lake where I fish is very clear with visibility down to 8ft being common.  I set my lines about a foot from the bottom in the small sloughs off the main channel of the river and hope for the best.   I make a "bag" from medical gauze to contain the Liver to keep it on the hook.  Walmart Livers are good and bloody which help draw the Cats in, but they just won't stay on a hook by themselves.

How do you guys fish for Catfish?  Any ideas of how I can have more success?  FWIW many of those that fish the lake call it the "Dead Sea" Mad   At times is sure seems to be.  When I spend a day Bass fishing I might catch 2 or 3 Spots. 

The Lake I fish is the Lewis Smith Lake operated by Alabama Power.  It has some 521 miles of shoreline in 3 counties of north Alabama.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   April 16th 2018, 4:20 pm

My buddy got an 8 lb. spotted bass (Kentucky) out of Smith Lake back in  the '70s.

I like liver too for catfish trot lines but deer liver works better than pork or beef liver because it stays on the hook. It's quite a bit "tougher" than store-bought liver as far as staying on the hook.
Save the liver out of the next deer you kill.

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   April 16th 2018, 8:12 pm

I have my doubts of an 8lb Spot being found in the whole of Smith now.  I can't remember exactly when but the powers that be decided the thing to do was to stock the lake with Hybrid Striped Bass.  They grow big, but they eat tons of other fish while they're putting on the pounds.  More of the Stripes are stocked every year. 

Creek Chubs?  Now that's a new one on me!  I've tried Tuffy minnows and cut up Bream with limited success.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 16th 2018, 3:25 pm

I'll dig out a picture of a cat I hooked on the Missouri River at Bonnett's Mill's boat ram a few years back. An old boy traded us a half dozen catfish fried along with bacon and eggs (and just cooked hot for the one I got). 

My goofy catch was a breeder fish we were told - they loaded her in a livestock tank filled with river water and took the fish to his farm pond for just that reason - breeding. 

That was the biggest fresh water fish I've hooked on to at 55 lbs we were told by Fish & Game Warden (that warden didn't ask to see my fishing lic. I didn't have one, lucky).

I'll go get that picture for you Rick.

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 17th 2018, 10:08 am

I'm going to the lake late Wednesday to check on things and get a bit of fishing in Thursday morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 25th 2018, 4:54 pm

Ok when I put out Set Lines I used Live Creek Chubs that I got out of a Creek close by. Set Lines I like Live Bait.

Rod and Reel have used Liver and Shrimp but Rod and Reel numbers like Sonny's Blood Dip Bait.

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 25th 2018, 9:25 pm

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The Lake I fish is the Lewis Smith Lake operated by Alabama Power.  It has some 521 miles of shoreline in 3 counties of north Alabama.

Rick How did you do Dunno ???   You shoot your target yet???  Dunno

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 26th 2018, 8:18 am

i like to look to the science of every thing. it has been figured out by the guys with degrees and studying fish for a living that cat fish are attracted to arginine, the protein that is found in chicken. it is also found in chocolate. why dont you get chicken livers or gizzards and try those. see if they are right. then let us know? also make some dough balls with wheat flour and ground chicken and chocolate and see if it works? they could be right on paper but wrong in real use. however they may be 100 perecent right. try these things and let us know the results.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 26th 2018, 8:20 am

P.S. T REX was discovered with meat and skin attached in n.dak. they found out the meat of T REX was arginine also. maybe they were just a big chicken.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 26th 2018, 9:23 am

Strong Eagle,
Years ago when i was stationed at Ft Leonard Wood in Missouri, my platoon Sgt was a dedicated fisherman . i used to go with him most every day after work. He had a doughball recipe that always seemed to work no matter what .A box of Wheaties , a box of strawberry Jello , and 1 can of the cheapest beer you could find at the store .He used to mix it up and then refrigerate it for 4 or 5 days till it ripened . The big cats just loved it .
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 27th 2018, 7:18 am

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 27th 2018, 4:41 pm

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@Rick N Bama wrote:
The Lake I fish is the Lewis Smith Lake operated by Alabama Power.  It has some 521 miles of shoreline in 3 counties of north Alabama.

Rick How did you do Dunno ???   You shoot your target yet???  Dunno

No sir for it's way too hot to do anything related to shooting.  It's all I can do right now to keep the lawn mowed.  It's even too hot to go fishing which I was planning on doing tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 27th 2018, 5:42 pm

Hey I thought you were one of those tuff old boys being from Alabama ....  headslap  Dunno

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 28th 2018, 6:54 am

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Hey I thought you were one of those tuff old boys being from Alabama ....  headslap  Dunno

I used to be as I worked outdoors for the Phone Co for 31 years.  Heck I can remember a couple summers when I would empty a 3gal water jug by lunch and another by the time I got off.  I kept powdered Gator Aid and mixed it up by the quart to have.  Drinking all of that and still my urine would look like motor oil!  Now that I've  been retired for 16 years plus having a heart attack I just can't handle the heat. 

I'll try my dead level best to get a target shot before the contest is over, but this heat wave we're having is going to have to get the heck out of Dodge before I can.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   June 28th 2018, 9:25 am

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@Buck Conner wrote:
Hey I thought you were one of those tuff old boys being from Alabama ....  headslap  Dunno

I used to be as I worked outdoors for the Phone Co for 31 years.  Heck I can remember a couple summers when I would empty a 3gal water jug by lunch and another by the time I got off.  I kept powdered Gator Aid and mixed it up by the quart to have.  Drinking all of that and still my urine would look like motor oil!  Now that I've  been retired for 16 years plus having a heart attack I just can't handle the heat. 

I'll try my dead level best to get a target shot before the contest is over, but this heat wave we're having is going to have to get the heck out of Dodge before I can.

Rick, that's funny. Between my grandfather, father, myself and the wife we have over 130 years service with the phone companies. I know what your talking about.

Go shoot bud ...   :Hide

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   July 2nd 2018, 5:03 am

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@Rick N Bama wrote:
@Buck Conner wrote:
Hey I thought you were one of those tuff old boys being from Alabama ....  headslap  Dunno

I used to be as I worked outdoors for the Phone Co for 31 years.  Heck I can remember a couple summers when I would empty a 3gal water jug by lunch and another by the time I got off.  I kept powdered Gator Aid and mixed it up by the quart to have.  Drinking all of that and still my urine would look like motor oil!  Now that I've  been retired for 16 years plus having a heart attack I just can't handle the heat. 

I'll try my dead level best to get a target shot before the contest is over, but this heat wave we're having is going to have to get the heck out of Dodge before I can.

Rick, that's funny. Between my grandfather, father, myself and the wife we have over 130 years service with the phone companies. I know what your talking about.

Go shoot bud ...   :Hide

I spent my years as a Service Tech with Bellsouth before it was bought by the "New" AT&T.  I also did phone work in the USAF prior to Bellsouth.  My last years with Bell were spent in a business crew doing DSL installs and repairs.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   July 2nd 2018, 7:22 am

Worked for Bell of PA, move to Denver and went to work for Mountain Bell-US West- Quest- now CenturyLink (many take overs). I have worked the construction side of the house in repair, design and staff, setup maintenance on vehicles as well as buildings for a four state area, and finally end up in Detail Engineering as a IOF  Senior Design Engineer. Last four years as an instructor for detail engineering covering our 14 (then it grew to 36 states) area. Had some exciting times, got shot at several times while on the job (was given a S&W Model 66 for protection while on the job), designed the phone system for the  communications for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake with Mitt Romney's group. Good, Bad and Ugly times....  Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   July 2nd 2018, 9:24 am

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was given a S&W Model 66 for protection while on the job  Rolling Eyes

We had more than one employee who was fired for having a firearm on them.  Heck we had one guy that Security investigated for having a box of ammo in his truck.  He had stopped in a store out in the stick and bought a box of 38s.  His supervisor spotted them and turned him in.  That Supervisor was never trusted by anyone after that!

That was quite a career Buck!  I was offered a job as a 1st level I&R Supervisor in a town about 200 miles from me, I turned it down as it was just too far to commute Very Happy   With Bell once an offer is turned down another is never made.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   July 2nd 2018, 10:02 am

You name it Rick and I probably had a little experience in that job (enough to be dangerous).  Surprised  I moved to Denver and started out rebuilding Telsa (splicer's trailer/truck and bucket truck engines) until I got rehired by the Bell System. Started with welding up mechanic cages (only Certified Welder they had out of 52,000 employees in this region) then was asked to go to Motor Vehicle Department as a lead mechanic, then moved to Building Maintenance Department (until got hurt with broken back), then went inside in Detailed Engineering (designed and engineered company office equipment as a Senior IOF Design Engineer until I retired).

"With Bell once an offer is turned down another is never made." My dad and grandfather said the same thing. When I was 1st level management I worked directly for a director in engineering. When someone (another manager) needed to have something explained to them in a language they could understand (rough construction talk). He would always say I'll have Conner explain it to you (I had no problem using a few !@#$%^ words to get their attention  Smile knowing the director had my back covered).

In our Bell System (Mountain Bell) there were very few allowed to carry a firearm (Pres., V. Pres., their body guards  and a few top security guys). After being shot at a few time when at wave guide buildings in WY our department V. Pres. had HR put a letter in my file that I was allowed to carry a provided firearm for protection on company property - concealed of coarse). I don't know why a handgun when a rifle would have had been a better choice in that country? They ran an FBI check on me for firearms (had already been checked/cleared by them for going into different company building in different states). Fun times at Mamma Bell...  Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   July 3rd 2018, 4:24 pm

Bellsouth slowly eliminated our mechanics with the last two I knew of having about 35 years each and worked out of a center about 40 miles away.  Heck we used to have a man at the Decatur AL WC that fueled the trucks and gave them a bath once a week.  When I moved to a smaller work center we bought our gas at a local station with a company CC.  Finally our fuel was bought using a Wright Express CC and we had a contractor that came around to wash the trucks.  Speaking of trucks, in my 31 years with Bell I had exactly one truck with A/C.  That was a '98 Chevy Express Van and as of 3 or 4 years ago it was still on the road.  I had retired in early '02 so I didn't get to drive cool for long at all!

By & large I enjoyed my work, but by the time I retired the customer had drastically changed for the worse and the company had as well.  I sure was glad to get out and when my 2nd level called with an offer I couldn't refuse I told him to bring the papers with him Very Happy   He called around Feb 15 and I was gone Mar 15.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   July 3rd 2018, 4:50 pm

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I sure was glad to get out and when my 2nd level called with an offer I couldn't refuse I told him to bring the papers with him Very Happy   He called around Feb 15 and I was gone Mar 15.

Our V. Pres. over Engineering held a meeting in Dec. 2001 to tell us they had an early out plan for anyone that would volunteer in our group. I was waving my hand and he would look passed me for anyone that would volunteer. Second time around I'm standing on the table waving and was told to sit down. I'm still waving and finally he looks at me and says "asshole I need you for the special projects".  I replied "No you want me to hang around to haul you butt hunting" everyone starts laughing. He gave in with the condition I would still haul him around hunting.  Smile

I retired 3 weeks later, got to thinking about it and called Social Security as I would be 62 in Feb. 2002, the lady said apply now and your first check will start Jan 2002.  Great.  A week later Colorado Unemployment calls to inform me my retirement was not a volunteer retirement, it was a forced adjustment retirement. And after looking at my paperwork, getting a full year salary and electing to have it put into my 401K and not cashed in I was going to receive after taxes $500 a month for 18 months unemployment. 

Great all I had to do was apply at 5 places a week. That was easy McDonalds asked how did you make on your last job, I told them and they had no openings. I repeated this course of action at every low dollar place for my 18 months, then got an additional 6 months added on - same deal.  

This really upset my wife, she's still working. I would get up pack her lunch and tell her "have a nice day dear". She would cook all the way to her office. !@#$%^  I did have dinner ready when she got home, I'm not totally stupid....  cyclops   cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   July 3rd 2018, 5:08 pm

my sister worked for ma bell all her working career. got a good retirement from them. she has never been short for money. she and her husband has received a million dollars twice from relatives , once 20 years ago and recently just a few weeks ago. this last time may be way more than a million. we were raised dirt poor and i mean really dirt poor. im very happy for her. she and her husband dont live high. just paid every thing off and lives normal like every one else. with no money worries, that her difference. she is a good sister. my brother inlaw is tops also.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   July 3rd 2018, 5:31 pm

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my sister worked for ma bell all her working career. got a good retirement from them. she has never been short for money. she and her husband has received a million dollars twice from relatives , once 20 years ago and recently just a few weeks ago. this last time may be way more than a million. we were raised dirt poor and i mean really dirt poor. im very happy for her. she and her husband dont live high. just paid every thing off and lives normal like every one else. with no money worries, that her difference. she is a good sister. my brother inlaw is tops also.

I've told a lot of folks that I didn't realize that we were poor until I became an adult because everyone around us was in the same boat.  Not long ago I was reminded by a friend that we were not poor as we owned our farm, his family had share cropped and fellows sharecropping was a poor living!  I've never known what it was like to go to bed hungry nor to be cold in the winter.  We had plenty to eat and a warm house to live in so in those terms we had it all!  I'm proud as punch that my wife & kids have never known hunger nor have they ever had to worry about where they would be sleeping at night.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of Catfishing........   July 4th 2018, 1:15 pm

we always had a roof over our head. if you grew up in n.dak in those days you were used to very cold winters. the way i made a little money before i went to the navy at 17 years old was to walk for hours and shoot those big white rabbits that grow big and white up their in the winter. i got .75 cents each for each one. when i got to the navy we marched every weres all day long in boot camp. city guys had a hard time sometimes, not me, boot camp wasnt anything to me. also ran a 3 mile race against a nice boy from back east who had a good track record from the state of ohio. i won the race to my surprise. in our company we also had a n.dak cowboy from the badlands. he even smoked. we put him up against a marine they hand picked. he really beat that marine bad in a 3 mile run. we all laughed like nuts. the first thing our guy did when he won with the marine way behind him was sit down and have a smoke. that really brought down the house. next thing you know the marines wanted to fight. i also learned on thing after boot camp. never go on liberty with air born army. all they want to do is find marines and beat the crap out of them. we always had food when we grew up but i was really really poor. now my sister isnt. im very very happy for her.
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