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Magnum

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I took the kid out fishing again yesterday , had some nibbles and a couple stolen worms but nothing on the hook. It was hot, about 92° and humid and there was no shade. Too hot for fish and too hot for me, so we packed it in and we'll try again next weekend. I'll have 4 days off for the 4th so I may try to find a different local spot that has a few more trees and less goose poop.
 

Olon

Member
I've been trying to get out to catch some bull heads, one of my normal spots has some nice sized ones maybe about 20" but can't get any night crawlers. Even don't see liver in the stores, but the liver seems to catch turtles better then bullhead lol. Or go down to the Delaware for some nice channel cats, then bluegill work fine.

Wish I had a smoker since there's some nice eel fishing to.
Do you have any corn or hominy? I've had pretty decent luck with corn at least.
 
Do you have any corn or hominy? I've had pretty decent luck with corn at least.
normally I have corn, but out of it right now. I use it for Carp but don't think I've caught a catfish on any, I know they will eat it. The one lake I've caught a lot of bullhead on bass spinners and crappie grubs, but that's random.
 
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Magnum

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normally I have corn, but out of it right now. I use it for Carl but don't think I've caught a catfish on any, I know they will eat it. The one lake I've caught a lot of bullhead on bass spinners and crappie grubs, but that's random.
Corn works for Illinois crappie too. Around here it's a lot of bluegill and other panfish & bass. I've been fishing around here for 30 years and I have only caught one catfish and it was by chance. Guys I know catch cats but they never like what I'm putting out. I go for walleye and get a few here and there and there are monstrous carp that like bread, fun to catch but almost no one eats them, a lot of times they want you to just dump carp on shore instead of putting them back. It's been 3 years since I've had time to fish, now that my oldest daughter is old enough to come along I can fish again, which is great. I live very close to the "chain of lakes" which has some excellent fishing but it's best to have a boat- I sold my boat about 6-7 years ago so I'm stuck going with my buddy who's more worried about getting drunk than fishing and he almost never takes his boat out.
5 years ago I lived a block off a fair sized lake and I would fish a few times a week, but I moved and had kids so that's out the window. I'm going to get a little more serious and invest in some decent lures, all I have been using is grubs (wax worms), night crawlers and bread. I've got a small creek a few blocks from home where I can scoop minnows but I need to plan ahead to go down and get some the day before I go fishing. Everything with a toddler takes 10x as long , so I'm thankful just to get out there.
 
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