Bumping the Bottom for Big River Cats

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4 Responses to “Bumping the Bottom for Big River Cats”

  1. TNperry1 February 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    Hey Steve, I have a question regarding the technique in this video. I understand the principle but my question is about weights in relation to current speed since I have never done this technique but want to learn how. Please give me an example of the size weight you would use in say two mph current to get the weight/bait to drift or fall back with the current when you lift it off the bottom. If my thinking is correct, you could use a weight too heavy for the current to drift it back? I hope I explained my question correctly.

    • Monster Rod Holders February 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      i would start with two ounce weight at 2 mph situation and adjust from there, but through my experience it will more than likely only take a 1.5 ounce weight to walk it down river though at the 2 mph speed.

  2. V-Bottom February 25, 2015 at 11:17 pm #

    I have been told that if a person is “drifting” for cats or “tight lining”, use two different style of hooks. A Khale hook should be used for Drifting and a circle hook that I see you use for everything, is used for tight lining. In my younger days , I used the later. I have never drifted for catfish. I can see using a jerk bait technique to give the bait a little action but that’s a standard down here in saltwater as I live near Galveston and mainly fish the bays. Thanx for all the videos and advice….will be “cat’n ” here pretty soon.

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