In order to find the best locations for your limb lines, CatDaddy says anglers should look for cuts in the banks, trees that have fallen down the bank and are hanging into the water and standing trees that are hanging over the bank. Utilize branches in those areas to set your limbs lines in order to hang your bait right in front of brush piles and along the edges of riprap, dikes and more. This is the kind of fishing that can result in monster flatheads and bluecats. If you are going to go after big fish though, you better have some terminal tackle, CatDaddy says. When limb lining, CatDaddy uses 7-strand, 1500-lb government issue paracord and combines it with a 16/0 Circle Sea hook from Eagle Claw, a self-poured 16-ounce egg weight and a 1500-lb swivel baited with a 6 to 7 inch black perch or a big goldfish.
Once your limb lines are set, CatDaddy says if you are fishing for table fare you'll want to check your lines every 3 to 4 hours. However, if you are chasing the big boys, you'll want to give them more space. Don't go stepping around their house all the time, CatDaddy says. Set your limb line, let the bait hang, leave them alone and come back the next morning. The big fish are very wary of human activity from above and sitting on top of your lines and checking them too frequently can discourage bites.
Be sure to listen in as CatDaddy, master guide at CatDaddy's Catfishing Adventures in Topeka, Kansas joins The Revolution this week to talk limb lining for monster flatheads and blue cats.