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  1. #1
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    Default Didn't expect this...

    Apparently bass not the only fish fooled by plastic worm. Thought I had my first 5+lbr when this emerged. Still a good bite and fight. Bunch of bait schools showing and some big splashes as well. Hooked some spots out of few passing schools. Tried a spook and popper thinking that should be the ticket, but no luck. All came on shad looking jig popping it through the column. Hickory
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    Been surprised by cats a few times myself. I was fishing a tourny in Md with my team mate, we started catching cats on spinner baits. First one I thought was a monster bass. Couple of times the cats even jumped out of water. They sure can make a mess out of a spinner rig. Least ya caught something.

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    yup. I've caught em on jigs, plastics, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, crankbaits, but i gotta say the most surprising was catching one on a Heddon Torpedo topwater bait.
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    They will eat anything that moved, particularly something red. In the late winter/early spring when I gravitate my crankbait colors to red I always stick some big cats. But I've caught them on everything from a shakey head to a buzzbait

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    Well I can add a metal wahoo jig to my list now. Dang lil jig catches everything I believe. Have always had good luck with them and at $2 bucks I have a small fortune in them by now. Need a mold for those. Saw some rain in Hickory today finally. Lake was dead calm.
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    Caught this one on the James River near Hopewell VA a few years back. I estimated it in the 40s. I caught it on a shakeyhead with a trickworm on 8lb line. It bit me next to a bundle of wood telephone poles they tie barges to at a loading dock. It took me about 45 minutes and a lot of chasing to get it up, he took my around those poles 2 different times... its a miracle I got that one in.

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    I catch them often on Ned Rigs. This 7.69 pounder was a heck of a fight on light tackle. Pulled yak all over the lake.
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    I've caught Channel cats on dry flies while fishing for Bream and a few on streamers fishing for Smallmouths. The wife slayed them one evening when she was chucking a small Panther Martin.
    Red X angler

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    Caught this along with crappie and perch recently trolling a crankbait :


    These hit a grub:




    and this 7lb cat on light tackle (plus two other cats on the same day ranging from 2-3 lb):


    And what's this caught on a Crappie Magnet grub??

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