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Anyone else think the Catfish is the greatest fish to go after?
I do, still throw a few OREO Cookies in the river in honor of Ol TOAD! My biggest is only 39" but I'm still trying for a 40 pounder.
 

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Anyone else think the Catfish is the greatest fish to go after?
Nope. Not me. ;)

Bowfin or bust baby!!!

Actually, my fav to target is Smallies, but nothing beats a sheepshead or Dogfish as far as fight # 4 #.
 

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I love catfishing....Flathead is the ultimate predator!!!
 

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Bowfin? Catfish bait, isn't it? Just kidding. Catfish are my favorite to go after. Inland lakes mostly. Gonna try to do some river cattin in 2003.

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I'm going to try out the Ohio River and the Muskingkum river this coming year.
 

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I fished at the New Richmond boat ramp area for 12 hours this last sept. and got skunked, from bank. 3 1/2 hr. drive. Thinkin about checking the Maumee out in dif. spots. It is only 1 1/2 to a spot I'd like to check out in Defiance. Will def. be back to the ohio though.

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Wow, that's alot of hours without a bite.
 

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I haven't caught a dogfish on a rod before. how do you catch them?
 

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It was a GFO tourny-get together. Had great company on the bank. BS'd most of the night. Would of traveled the bank a little but the company was good and a can't see your face fog came in so I decided to stay put.

I've caught 2 dogfish at Fletchers pond in mich. and I will agree they are pure muscle fish, head to tail. It was about 3 lbs. and would of guessed it to be a 6 lb. smallie. While getting the hook out it crapped the nastiest smelling fish crap I've ever seen all over me.

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LOL :D
 

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Originally posted by Ðe§perado™
I haven't caught a dogfish on a rod before. how do you catch them?
Not sure how to target them to tell you the truth.

I caught a couple on a 6" purple worm.

These guys are on steroids! I'm telling you, pound for pound, they put all others to shame.
 

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Dogfish -Catfish

I remember seeing a few dogfish when we lived in Rochester,NY in the 60's. My dad caught some on vacation at Fair Haven Park- Lake Ontario. Seems like they were despised back then, so were carp for that matter.
Catfish, I like them....now. Didn't used to, but they are sort of interesting to go after. Bluecats from the Ohio River are fun this time of year. My fishing buddy & I got a nice one in November. We're still trying to catch another one this year, but conditions have to be just right where the big ones live.
 

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Catfish are fun and a respectable fish to pursue.

Flatheads can frustrate the good fishermen but persistence goes a long way. These big mean predators can cause some excitement when they pull your string!

I can't remember seeing a 50 pound dogfish:eek:
 

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I haven't seen one either Robby. LOL :D
 

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I can't remember seeing a 50 pound dogfish
LOL.

Probably won't either. :D

I just meant for the size and was just yankin all you catfisherman's chains a bit.

I have never caught a huge cat, but I can imagine how great the fight would be. It would be better than a bowfin though.
I hope to get into it as it does seem exciting/addictive!
 

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If dogfish got to be 50 lbs. I'd change my liscence plate to "DAWGFISH" LOL Just razzin ya a little katfish. No doubt you have the big catfish experience. Catfish are my fish of choice, used to be bass but pound per fish average is better with cats.

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Catfish are great fun. Give ya a heck of a fight most of the time. My best has been around 5 lbs. Not big compared to others but for me it was a trophy. Yep I put it back that time.

But catfish fillets in a deep fryer are delicious.:D
 
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