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Bananas Spana and Big Flatheads

Went to one of my favorite rivers in search of some cats 6/7 430pm -430am 6/8.
I arrived at my spot a little after 4 and was at my first hole 430 ish, Bait today woud be 12 bream I caught earlier and had on ice for cutbait. These would get the garlic bath.:D I also bought the last 8 goldfish a baitstore had so these would be my flathead bait.
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Abu 7000c on American spirit Nite Stik , 40 lb Cajun with 3 oz bank sinker and 9/0 j hook.
Shimano 6500 baitrunner on Ugly stik tiger rod loaded with 25 lb big cat. 2 oz sinker with 9/0 circle hook.
Abu 6500c on white ugly stik loaded with 30 lb big game. 2 oz bank sinker with 7/0 j hook on 3 way rig.

I immediately started getting hits on cutbait(didn't used goldfish till 30 min before dark) from blues 5-10 lbs with the biggest at 10-11 lbs. Moved every hr to a different hole and caught fish on each hole and also lost several big ones, still nothing big.
I also brought along a Banana (oh no he didn't!) because the forum post the other day had me laughing. I bring bananas a lot while fishing and it has never hurt my fishing.

anyway, aprox 245 I set up on my last hole. Apox 3 am I get a good run on the Abu 6500 set with a goldfish. I set the hook and the battle is on!!!....It was crazy for a few as I had to hold this strong fish and wind in 2 lines that were out. After 5 mins I bring in a good 35lb flathead to anchor the blues I caught today. Can you say Banana Smana??. I set the lines out again and get one more run at aprox 4 am. A small 5 lb flattie. I release her and head home. A nice night of fishing.

going to bed..........

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Double respect....with a side of Goldfish...frikin Awesome.
 
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Went out last night with a couple friends and specifically asked about bananas while we were heading from the frozen food section through the produce section.

Managed 3 eating size cats. Apparently I need to figure out this river fishing thing.

Great job catching.
 

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Why do you use the goldfish? Why not live bream? Those things can't be less than about 4 bucks a piece.. Looks like it works tho!
 

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"and also lost several big ones" Nanners ... Nice try though.. :)
 

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Why do you use the goldfish? Why not live bream? Those things can't be less than about 4 bucks a piece.. Looks like it works tho!
Like FW said bait is sometimes hard to catch. even though this river is a tremendous fishery bait is tough to find on it plus the big advantage of gold fish is they stay frisky on a hook A LOT longer than a bream.........2 bucks a piece......
 

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Which River.......?
 

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Any particular reason for the j hooks?
I normally use j hooks with live bait and circle with cut bait. but I sometimes use either or depending on what I am fishing with....regular hooks "j" with clicker on and circles with reel engaged and when the rod is loaded fully start reeling....
 
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Nice trip for sure, but I just gotta ask ...... why the sun glasses @ 3am?
 
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