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Post Posted: 08:14am - Jun 13,15 
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Is your river well out of it's banks, thinking about hitting a pond ? You will be missing out on possibly the easiest catfishing there will be all year. No need for a boat, no need to get in the water, fish from shore. How about seeing double digit cats so shallow that their backs are out of the water and tossing your bait ahead of them . You better have your drag set right and take your heart meds before hand. Big cats on short line in skinny water, heart thumping , arm throbbing action.

All you need are some hooks, some split shots and crawlers or mud leeches. Your favorite dip or punch bait works as well . Simply fish the flooded grassy areas where the cats are dining on crawlers with one rod and set another out a little further to intercept cats that are moving in or out .

If they are not up in the grass, simply drop back a little deeper in the slack area, many staging there .

How much easier can it get ?

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Post Posted: 08:34am - Jun 13,15 
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Thanks for the tip Creeky

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Post Posted: 08:42am - Jun 13,15 
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Great tip. Do you think it would be affective on the desplains river when it floods really high?

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Post Posted: 10:19am - Jun 13,15 
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Just look for a current break or current seam where the fish are waiting for some easy pickings to drive by... while channel cats like current when it's really moving you can find them at the current edges.

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Post Posted: 05:40pm - Jun 13,15 
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Thanks Norm! High water rivers can be fun. I'll have to try that trick next time I'm down that way.

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