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Kerr Lake cats

Postby joetrain » Dec Fri 20, 2019 4:16 pm

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I finally was able to get back on the water today after a 2 week lay off. I was busy doing a side job earning some spending cash.

Headed out to Kerr Lake in Virginia for some cat fishing. I boated 5 and had 2 others on but lost them and I also had about 4 hits on my bait but for whatever reason the fish dropped the bait before I could get the rod out of the holder.

It was actually cold down here this morning. Launch time temps were right around 28 degrees but it warmed up into the 50s. Water temps were hovering around 50 degrees. I found that if I choose my days with little to no wind the bite is better. Probably because my drift is slowed way down.

The really big cats have eluded me so far but I know they are there. Talking to other anglers they talk of blue cats in the 40lb range and flatheads 60+.

The ones I caught today were from 6-10 lbs. Still a good tug.
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Re: Kerr Lake cats

Postby cletedius » Dec Fri 20, 2019 6:39 pm

Good work, joe.
Those are quality fish..
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Re: Kerr Lake cats

Postby jmdog2003 » Dec Fri 20, 2019 7:30 pm

Wow some fatties in those pics. No, not you joe
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Re: Kerr Lake cats

Postby HEDDONFROG » Dec Fri 20, 2019 7:51 pm

Blues to me are cool looking cats. I bet they gave you a good fight and good to see you were able to get out again. With the strange weather we're having, there isn't open water but the temps are going to make the ice unsafe. We might see open water again by the end of December :P
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Re: Kerr Lake cats

Postby Aux Pleins » Dec Sat 21, 2019 8:55 am

Dreaming about 50 degree water over here. Cool blues joe, cool report.
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Re: Kerr Lake cats

Postby joetrain » Dec Sat 21, 2019 9:23 am

They are cool looking fish. Next to the yak they kind of resemble a shark.

Cat fishing is a way of life down here. I’m just beginning to scratch the surface on techniques and what to look for. So far I have been drifting cut bait ,either shad or menhaden. On my next outing I am going to try drifting a piece of cut bait without any weight. I have caught some suspended cats over deep water so a free lined bait might work.
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Re: Kerr Lake cats

Postby FishinMatt » Dec Sat 21, 2019 2:30 pm

I follow Kayak Catfishing on YouTube and have become somewhat obsessed with it. If I was a southern guy I would be leaving the bass alone and doing what you guys are doing.
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Re: Kerr Lake cats

Postby DasGoby » Dec Sat 21, 2019 7:14 pm

I also watch Kayak Catfishing on YouTube, great channel and his informational videos are really good. The other southern one I watch is Richard Gene the Fishing Machine. That guy is hilarious and something about his videos relaxes me.
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