- You’re targeting big cats so select your limbs accordingly, you don’t want a twig. Catdaddy often singles out Willow and Mulberry trees to set his limb lines on.
- Smaller limbs have a lot more flexibility than a big rigid branch. You want this flexibility because it won’t break like a rigid branch would and the fish will fight the limb and will eventually wear itself out.
- Using 7 strand paracord (parachute cord), tie your cord on a limb behind a “Y” where another limb is coming off, so it won’t slip down the limb if a fish pulls on it.
- Even a small limb can hold an 80-90 pound flathead. CatDaddy tells Jim and Trav when you get a big flathead on the line the whole tree will be shaking, “doing the flathead boogie”.
- Drive a big spike into a solid log that has no give up against a concrete bridge piling, or something alike.
- Use Caterpillar innertubes (for durability) in between your paracord and leader for stretch to wear the fish out. If you have your log lines tied directly to a big solid tree, without the innertube in between the paracord and leader, you’ll rip the hook right out of the fish’s mouth – you’ve got to have a little give for them.
How Long of a Lead:
- Select a branch above your boat about 4-foot, put roughly a 4-foot lead on, then tie your regular line on that, which will hang down into the water.
- CatDaddy’s lines are about 5-feet long and he likes them to be long enough so that the weight is under the surface of the water.
- CatDaddy uses about a 16 oz weight, because a heavier weight will keep your bait down and alive where the current won’t beat it to death.
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