So I may look all calm reeling in the channel cat, but this guys is the biggest fish I had caught in over five years.
Dad and I decided today the fish needed company. Last Monday, we caught fourteen pan fish of different species and two nice bone-in channel cats perfect for frying.
We both had a good feeling about today. The lake was glassy smooth and not a water craft in sight. I entice the fish with offering of dry cat food or bread. I think a good ol fashion hand dug earth worm will hook a fish about better than any other bait.
I throw in some cat food to allow the oils to attract the fish to our spot. The water boils with fish eager to munch on the unexpected treats.
Dad’s determination to catch the big catfish that snapped his line last week while fishing inside the boat house worked to his favor.
His first cast in lands him 2 1/2 lbs almost two feet long channel cat. I may have caught the first fish of the day, but Dad caught the best two of the morning. I should have taken the time to snap better photos, but we both wanted to get back to catching more fish.
After about three hours of fishing, Dad caught the two catfish I caught seven or eight pan fish species all of which will help stock up Daddy’s freezer.