TenkaraBum Challenge - Channel Catfish

by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Hook Up Killer Bugger

We received some much needed rain this weekend but all the creeks and rivers are high and muddy. I went to a small municipal lake I know is stocked with catfish to give it a try. I caught this one within minutes and spent a very peaceful hour in the rain walking around the lake, catching a few fish ( sunfish, another cat) and not seeing a soul.

The rig was my Daiwa Kiyose 43MF with a size 10 "hook up" killer bugger. I'm getting a post together on tying a bugger that rides hook up for bottom work.

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May 26, 2014
by: Levi Cain

Nice catch. I think I've had some of the same troubles as you in a few instances with trying to catch them in a stream and then dealing with weather. We have also been getting much needed rain here in OK. But yeah in the stream I could see huge schools of juvenile channel cats but just couldn't get one to take my fly. I even snagged one in the back by mistake they were so thick. The main problem though is getting a fly to the bottom before a sunfish takes it.

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