The spring and up till mid-May I did not have any cut bait to use. I therefore had to make do with some unusual baits. This included tuna blood vein, deep fried chicken skin, seasoned cooked and raw steak. Once I did get some shad and skipjacks they became my main sources of bait.
MY biggest catfish of the year!
A nice BLUECAT!
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SHOP WITHOUT DROPPING LINKS
Over the year I was SKUNKED 8 times. That is one thing I want to reduce next year. I normally fish around 4 ½ hours per trip. I believe if the fish are biting that will give me plenty of action. If the fish have lock jaw that day then, I pack it in and head home. I do hope to do better than 2 fish per trip in 2006. I intend to stock up on some more skipjacks for my freezer during February and March. I already have some packets of shad in the freezer, so will have cut bait for my early trips in the spring.
For more details of ALL my fishing trips in 2005 check out these pages. For a review of ALL the FALL updates till now FALL OF 2005 for the details. FOR a review of the SUMMER trips and results CHECK OUTSUMMER OF 2005 for the details. FOR SOME OF THINGS THAT HAVE OCCURRED DURING SPRING OF 2005 look overTSPRING OF 2005
Tight lines and lots of action.