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#1649906 - 06/17/20 01:10 AM Fishing for the Big Ones
Downhillshot Offline
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Registered: 12/31/11
Posts: 209
Loc: Mechanicsville
City or County: Hanover
How does everyone rig for gar, catfish, bowfin, etc?

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#1691090 - 11/08/20 10:35 PM Re: Fishing for the Big Ones [Re: Downhillshot]
panic788 Offline
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Registered: 08/29/13
Posts: 337
Loc: NOVA
City or County: Alexandria
I know this is an old post, but better late than never.

I haven't caught anything that I would call particularly big, only catfish up to 15lbs. Generally, 20lb leader to a 1oz sinker to a 1/0 hook. Have it rigged off 40lb braid. Have another setup with 12lb with a small weight and #6 hook.

The smaller rig has definitely caught more fish over all, lending credence to the "big hooks can catch big fish, but small hooks catch fish".

I don't have a boat so it's all been bank fishing and wading in some streams.

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#1706814 - 12/23/20 04:08 AM Re: Fishing for the Big Ones [Re: Downhillshot]
Downhillshot Offline
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Registered: 12/31/11
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Loc: Mechanicsville
City or County: Hanover
No such thing as an old post. And the only boats I play with are non motorized. And like yourself have found that the smaller hooks tend to catch pretty much everything.

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