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Which Fish Species Hears the Best?
11-03-2014, 09:54 PM
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Which Fish Species Hears the Best?
Just saw this today.....

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http://1source.basspro.com/index.php/com...HtB89Lqu8A

I had bought some shallow running rattling lures to try for catfish this spring but the water level and temperatures did not co-operate for the spot I was thinking about. Here's hoping for next year.

Would love to catch a cat on a crank.
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11-04-2014, 12:01 AM
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RE: Which Fish Species Hears the Best?
If you can pattern cats on an artificial hardbait, you'll make some kind of angling history. I've seen a few caught on spinner baits and had one or two bullheads eat a crappie jig over the years, but always by fluke.
Good luck! I agree, catching one on a crank would be awesome. The hit, I imagine, would be very violent.
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11-04-2014, 07:34 AM
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RE: Which Fish Species Hears the Best?
I have caught a number of channel cats in the Grand on Mepps spinners and rapalas..... and a few on Hot-N-Tots...... they were not flukes.

I believe some of my posts and pics here show a few of such, with the lures still in their mouths.

In all cases - lures were tapping bottom.

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11-05-2014, 01:59 PM
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RE: Which Fish Species Hears the Best?
OT, when you say they were not flukes, would that mean you were targeting channel cats using those baits..?
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11-05-2014, 03:32 PM (This post was last modified: 11-05-2014 04:02 PM by OldTimer.)
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RE: Which Fish Species Hears the Best?
They were one of three species I regularly target simultaneously with Mepps and Rapalas & such a presentation package in the areas, depths, and currents fished.

The 3 being........ channel cats, sheepshead, and bass.

The Hot-N-Tot catches may have been random............but not very surprising to me.

The river has (I believe) at least 83 species present per GRCA (some sources say 91)................. multiple targeting is both possible and probable.

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11-05-2014, 11:39 PM
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RE: Which Fish Species Hears the Best?
Interesting. I guess channel cats respond to lures differently in different waters.
How violent are their strikes typically, OT?
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11-06-2014, 03:29 PM
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RE: Which Fish Species Hears the Best?
(11-05-2014 11:39 PM)Eli Wrote:  Interesting. I guess channel cats respond to lures differently in different waters.
How violent are their strikes typically, OT?

Most channel cat lure hits are similar to that of a smallmouth - it is a definite aggressive strike - followed by a cats usual down and away fight.

The odd time it can be what I term a "zero gravity" hit - your feeling/contact to the lure seems to vanish for a split second.

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