TenkaraBum Challenge - Channel Catfish
by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)
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.
Walk softly and carry a long stick. - Teddy Roosevelt (almost)
Tenkara has no strict rules. Enjoy tenkara in your own way.
- Eiji Yamakawa
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.