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Blue Grass

by Dan G
(Arkansas )

Corny title? Yes, for sure. Sweet corn was the bait.

While fishing for grass carp on a Kyogi 15, I was surprised to land 5 blue catfish on sweet corn this week.

This is a very capable rod. Yes, a few fish snapped my line like I was using a Walmart Spider-Man kids rod, but that’s ok. I was using 1x Varivas 11.2 lb tippet in a 25 lb mono main line. No weight this time and a small Drennan float.

Dad was teasing me about using a “cane pole” but I schooled him with this setup. Call me grandma, dad! That free-falling corn was irresistible!

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Jul 07, 2019
by: Les Albjerg

Dan - Thanks for sharing the catfish pictures. I have not tried to catch them yet. I'll have to give your method a try!

I think your Dad is jealous!

Jul 07, 2019
nice cat!
by: bill piatek

Nice cat there Dan. Back in SE WI I fished a river that held Channel Cats, big Smallmouth and some nice pike. Back then I was using spinning and fly rods tho. Nothing like catching all three on fly rod hair bugs.

It's great to read about all these non traditional fish on tenkara.

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