Hoping to put some clients from Michigan on big fish, CatDaddy says they set limb lines on the Kaw and baited them with 6 to 9 inch carp. If you want to entice a bite from a big catfish, you need big bait, he says. They set the lines and let them sit overnight and came back the next day to some bending branches. You never know what's on the other end of that line, and in this case, they struck big fish gold with 86 and 78-pound flatheads, among other catches. The flatheads were huge with heads more than a foot and half wide and his clients earned their stripes pulling them from the water. CatDaddy says the big flatheads were caught in two different locations, however both limb lines were set near big trees and bushes on the bank. A third big fish was hooked, however its sheer size and strength won out as it pulled the limb it was caught on right off the tree before CatDaddy and his crew could land it. Noting the amount of strength required to pull off a Houdini disappearing act like that, CatDaddy says he thinks it was probably a 100-pound fish.
Listen in as CatDaddy recounts the eventful weekend trip with clients and their massive hookups. He'll also talk about his much anticipated return to the beanhole and offer his thoughts on whether or not catfish stay close to home and return to the same holes time and again, or stray far and wide.
Find CatDaddy online and book a trip with him at www.CatdaddyGuideServices.com. You can also look him up and connect with him on Facebook where you can see photos from his most recent on the water outings like this one where he guided clients to trophy flatheads. Check it out!