Actually that was my second time there last time was about 8 years ago and back then I was fishing in the day for trout. You can fish the Adams County Fairgrounds lakes all night however I did not notice the sign that said Closed at 10:00PM for the parking lot within the fairgrounds. So after about an hour of fishing I heard a siren along with a spotlight flashing. I went up and Ranger said lake was open all night but had to park in the parking lot east of the Fairgrounds entrance. I did not want to leave since we where getting alot of good bites and I had already caught one.. however I did not want to get locked in the fairgrounds so I reeled in my rod and left my Uncle to all the Cats while I moved the car. It is a pretty good hike from the parking lot to the bridge in between both lakes but I enjoyed it nice night cool breeze reminiscing about my first cat, and hoping to see our bucket filled with catfish when I returned to the spot where my uncle was still fishing. Got back to the spot anticipating a few more cats and nothing....My uncle said he had alot of bites but was frustrated not being able to set the hook.HookNLine said:Trout hunter so did u actually drive in the main entrance? What time did u get there and what time did u leave? Nice job by the way.
monkies_butt said:One more thing. You had asked about setting the hook when the cats are biting.. Well you can take and bend the hook a bit out. When the cats run with your bait it'll hook while the bait slides to the end of their mouth.
Yes that was us. Where you in that smaller black compact car? You left right before we did. Try up by the bridge with worms and stinkbait we had bites almost every cast. We did not use worms however I would suggest them because that stinkbait kept on failing off after every bite and sometimes at the cast. It just seems like worms would work a little better at staying on and maybe convince the cat to swallow. We did catch one small cat that I could not count he was only 8 inches so I was thinking maybe we were getting all those bites from small ones. Then the very next cast another small tug (bite) and I set the hook. I was thinking it just was another 8 incher or smaller because the tug was even lighter than the 8 incher I had just caught. As I was reeling in I noticed the drag humming a little and then I pulled it in. It was another 20 incher. This was my first time going catfishing and after many years TroutHunting I am used to the harder hits and not the small nibbles. We never really got used to the way they where biting I guess it will take some time to master those catfish bites and how to set the hooks. Again any suggestions I would greatly appreciate.gotmuskie? said:I was up at the ponds too last night from about 11op.m. to 2:30 p.m. ...Trouthunter, I seen your van there, that must of been you across the way. Glad to see you did so well.
I did a quick search on the net and I found the bait we used here it is, Good fishing:ePiC said:WOOT.. The first catfish is always the best! Hope they taste good. Do you know what the stink bait was called? I havent found any that seem to work on the cats here in colorado yet.