Ah, the good ‘ole days, baiting a hook with a fat juicy night crawler, casting it out to what you think is the deepest spot on the lake, and waiting. I was rummaging through some old files on an external hard drive of mine, and came across some old pictures.
I haven’t caught a catfish in so long. Makes me want to set aside an outing to dunk some bait this summer. With the lake right behind my GF’s townhouse, I just might have to do that, while I fire up the BBQ and grill some steaks.
Thee biggest catfish I have ever caught.
(No idea why I’m wearing a batting glove. HAHA)
I had a different system. I always thought adding the bobber helped keep the bait off of the bottom a tad. The fish never minded it. In Illinois, you’re allowed 2 rods per angler. I used to soak some bait with my spinning rod, and cast lures with my baitcaster or other spinning rod.
Nice little Channel Catfish at Mallard Lake.
Catch and Release
These photos are probably 10+ years old, and they brought back some really good memories. If I find any more good ones, you can bet, I will most definitely share them!