Slaying Some Blue Catfish With Cut Shad - "Secret Bait"

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Hey yall!

We went down to the river to do a little catfishing! Lucky for us there was shad running in the river too and with a couple throws of a castnet we were slammed with bait. We cut up a bit of the fresh shad and BOOM - did we have a day!


What's your favorite bait for catfish? Our favorite has got to be cut shad baby!

 
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    "where you at uncle Andy"!
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    I heard there possibly in Clear Lake but never heard or read that there in Berryessa. The point I was making is the Southern boy was posting in an area that historically doesn't have them asking what bait we use.
     
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    I heard there possibly in Clear Lake but never heard or read that there in Berryessa. The point I was making is the Southern boy was posting in an area that historically doesn't have them asking what bait we use.
    Several years ago I released a blue around 10lb, caught a 33 in Channle the same evening .
     
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    I heard there possibly in Clear Lake but never heard or read that there in Berryessa. The point I was making is the Southern boy was posting in an area that historically doesn't have them asking what bait we use.
    I used Blood Dough, and goose liver, dough balls, I've heard Mackerel, cut shad, anything stinky, but shad is local to the lake. In CA.
     
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    Fishing at San Vicente Reservoir​

    San Vicente is a steep-sided clearwater reservoir which is dominated by warm water species like Florida strain largemouth bass, crappie, redear sunfish, bluegill, channel catfish and blue catfish. Rainbow trout are occasionally stocked by the state of California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife in the winter.

    While best known for the tremendous bass fishing, San Vicente is home to the last two blue catfish state records; a 101 pounder in 2000 and the current record, a 113 lbs. 5 oz monster caught in 2008
     
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