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    Default Weekend of catfishing on the yellowstone

    A friend and I had a pretty good weekend fishing for catfish on the Yellowstone. 80lbs of catfish



    Last edited by brockel; 08-12-2017 at 10:11 PM.

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    I wish I was invited to dinner
    I'm an addict...archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, hunting, fishing, fly fishing..and I don't want rehab

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    When is the fish fry?! One of the things I miss the most about growing up in southern Kansas is the fish & feather fry. We'd cook up a bunch of catfish and pheasant/dove/teal/quail and have big poker/corn hole party. Maybe Montana will allow me to knock the dust off my cat rigs. Healthy looking fish too.
    "It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take a chance?" -Ronald Reagan

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    I'll get the oil hot!!

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    COOL

    good luck to all
    the dog
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    Good haul!

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    What kind of a rig do you use to catch them?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo and Ned
    Thin out their numbers

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    Nice haul!
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    Looks like you really pounded them! Good eats!

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    Never ate them this late in the year, let us know how they taste.

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    Nice.. at what point east do catfish start to show in the Yellowstone?

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    Awsome. You have alot of cleaning to do.

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    Nice! I didn't discover catfishing until I moved to Utah. It was only then that I realized what I had been missing back in some pretty good waters in Montana for 30 years. Wish I had spent less time on trout and more time on the kitties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly-deep View Post
    What kind of a rig do you use to catch them?
    River was still running pretty good so we had on 4oz weights with a circle hook baited with shrimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsky2 View Post
    Never ate them this late in the year, let us know how they taste.
    They tasted great

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    Very nicely done! Save any paddlefish caviar from the spring to use as an appetizer?

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    Looks like a hoot! I get extremely sick if I eat catfish or bullheads, which is unfortunate because they are darn tasty. I still love to catch them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1_pointer View Post
    Very nicely done! Save any paddlefish caviar from the spring to use as an appetizer?
    I didn't go paddlefishing this year. I don't really like dealing with the crowds

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    NICE! Big fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brockel View Post
    River was still running pretty good so we had on 4oz weights with a circle hook baited with shrimp
    Like ocean shrimp or something else?

    Cooked or raw?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo and Ned
    Thin out their numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly-deep View Post
    Like ocean shrimp or something else?

    Cooked or raw?
    Yep ocean shrimp. Raw and as cheap as you can find in the frozen food section. We buy the bigger ones. Like 30-40 shrimp to a bag for $9

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    Move along everyone. No catfish in the Yellowstone.
    "I'll put some whiskey into my whiskey"

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    I had a crew bring a bag of those onboard last week. I was impressed how well they worked. I'm not sure they worked better than crappie guts but they were a lot nicer to use. They only thing I didn't like was they were pretty soft and we had some bites that the cats stripped the shrimp off the hook which never happens with crappie guts. Do you do anything to toughen them up or use something to keep them on the hook better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittany Chukarman View Post
    I had a crew bring a bag of those onboard last week. I was impressed how well they worked. I'm not sure they worked better than crappie guts but they were a lot nicer to use. They only thing I didn't like was they were pretty soft and we had some bites that the cats stripped the shrimp off the hook which never happens with crappie guts. Do you do anything to toughen them up or use something to keep them on the hook better?
    We use the shrimp that haven't been deveined or shelled. With a circle hook they seem to stay on really well

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    Thanks. These were shelled except for the tail section. I like circle hooks but it's hard to keep the guys from jerking.

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