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Fished pella this morning, started off at the pond left of the parking lot, tossed brown plastic worms, a soft plastic crank, and some tubes, nada. Then I decided to head across the road and fish dragonfly cause I caught a couple of cats earlier in the year there. Tossed out a worm dipped in some scent, and after about a minute on the bottom, BAM! a 24in chanell cat took it and gave me a hard fight. He was fat, I'm guessing 4 or 5 pounds. After that I had no more bites, and finally switched to fly and bubble and caught a few bluegill but nothing of any size. I saw a ton of frogs everywhere, so maybe I need to buy a top water one and hit it up at dusk. Anyways, bass in general are giving me a hard time lately, which is wierd cause all my go to spots from earlier in the summer aren't producing I'll ifgure it out eventually. Until then...............tight lines
 

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I keep getting skunked on cats. I have only caught 2 smaal ones this year and am ready to get a few big ones. So good luck to all who are catching them. I will be out again this weekend and try it again.


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Just wondering what type of "scent" you put on the worm (and what type of worm you used). According to the regulations, applying scents to baits over 1.5" long is allowed. I've always wondered about a good way to catch cats in waters that are artificial flies and lures only -- this may be it. I use circle hooks and typically release the cats, but it's nice to catch something different every once in a while, and the bigger ones sometimes fight really hard (other times they just sort of do that spiral/spin thing as you reel them in).
 

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I used a brown ringed powerbait worm, but I think whatever you can find that is cheapest would do, I seem to have better luck with darker colors on all fish, but that might be because I dont use lighter ones as much. I"d be willing to bet that any crawdad lookalike would do also. I use a plain size one worm hook, and rigged it the same as i do for bass, so there are probably better ways to rig it. I also practice catch and release most of the time, and the big guy I caught (who faught really hard) is still swiimmin. As far as the dip bait all I'll just say that it was cheap and stinky. Good Luck
 
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