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Old 06-25-2016, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in the Denver Metro area and I've recently become extremely addicted to cat fishing. For the past two or so years I've been fishing at some close by ponds and lakes but the biggest catfish I've managed to catch was maybe 2 and a half pounds. So I was wondering if anyone could give any tips on locations or baits or anything like that to catch some bigger sized catfish. BTW I release all the fish I catch.
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Been addicted to catfishing for 2 years and biggest fish is 2 1/2 lbs ?? Anyways, most bodies of water in CO have catfish in them. They are stocked everywhere, and not frequently fished for. Therefore, at least most of the larger bodies of water have a population of very big catfish. Those fish aren't going to eat the baits that the 2 1/2 lbers you've caught are eating though...
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Been addicted to catfishing for 2 years and biggest fish is 2 1/2 lbs ?? Anyways, most bodies of water in CO have catfish in them. They are stocked everywhere, and not frequently fished for. Therefore, at least most of the larger bodies of water have a population of very big catfish. Those fish aren't going to eat the baits that the 2 1/2 lbers you've caught are eating though...
Beg to differ. Ive fish small baits at night and caught plenty of nice ones... ive almost broke the 15lb mark but not yet. If i was targeting massive catfish id be using live bait for sure. That big sow is going to just laugh at your chicken liver. Both of these came on ring bologna.

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Been addicted to catfishing for 2 years and biggest fish is 2 1/2 lbs ?? Anyways, most bodies of water in CO have catfish in them. They are stocked everywhere, and not frequently fished for. Therefore, at least most of the larger bodies of water have a population of very big catfish. Those fish aren't going to eat the baits that the 2 1/2 lbers you've caught are eating though...
Yeah I know 2 and a half pounds is pretty sad, but I've only seem to have been able to catch them out of small ponds and every time I've tried a bigger body of water I haven't had much luck. But I'll try and get back out there and try some new baits. Thanks for the tips
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Beg to differ. Ive fish small baits at night and caught plenty of nice ones... ive almost broke the 15lb mark but not yet. If i was targeting massive catfish id be using live bait for sure. That big sow is going to just laugh at your chicken liver. Both of these came on ring bologna.

Those fish are monsters compared to anything I've caught. Did you catch those out of a reservoir or something like that?
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Beg to differ. Ive fish small baits at night and caught plenty of nice ones... ive almost broke the 15lb mark but not yet. If i was targeting massive catfish id be using live bait for sure. That big sow is going to just laugh at your chicken liver. Both of these came on ring bologna.
I agree big cats will eat small baits occasionaly, but that isn't the way to target them. Plus you waste time with smaller fish. I prefer cutbait, big pieces of it
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