This is a 17 lb 10 oz Blue we caught today out of High Rock. He was caught in the main river channel on the bottom. He bit a 6 inch whole shad. I have fished for years in High Rock and this is only the second one we've ever caught. The other one was 5 lb and we caught him on a jug. We caught 15 cats today from 3:30 pm to 8 pm. A few channels but mostly flatheads ranging from 5 pounds to 25.8 pounds but this was the highlight of our day!
OK, I need some help.
I'm wanting to go down to Badin and try and target some blues. I would like to know how its mostly done. I usually fish High Rock and I anchor down and fish on the bottom in about 16 ft of water but I know Badin is much, much deeper than this. We normally only catch flatheads and channels.
I'm not sure if I need to try and drift or find somewhere not so deep and anchor? Also what kind of rig should I use if I drift?
I don't want any spots or anything like that, just an idea to help get me started and I'll post the results when I get back.
Heres a 37 pound flathead I caught at High Rock 3 weeks ago.
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This is a picture of my side kick holding a blue catfish we caught this morning on a jug line. It weighed 5 lbs.
We caught one other blue that was about 8 inches long and a ton more channels with the smallest being 3 pounds.
I never knew high rock had any blues in it, out of all the times fishing for catfish here this was our very first blue. Does anyone know where or how to target these blues on High Rock?
Here's another one of high rocks great flathead catfish.
23 pounds on live bream
Sorry for the poor video quality. I recorded this big cat catch on my phone and forgot to turn the phone. Either way this is one of 4 we caught about this size in the river on High Rock today, in about 3 hours time. We used live Shad to catch these. All were released.
Just a little example of missing a fishing and getting right back in there to catch her the second time.