Catfish caught on small soft plastics and 8# test braid

SPOONMINNOW

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There's no telling what will strike small lures, especially not catfish, but after you catch them, the fish aren't the only ones hooked.
Examples of fish and the lures that caught them:
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Occassionally on crankbaits like the Rapala Risto Rap (above):
 
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Had to look up mud cat - we call em flatheads out here in the midwest.
Ever fish for em at night? Out my way thats when the big ones are on the prowl.
 

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Yah man, imagine one of those on your 8# braid gear. I would guess the ones you catch daytime have mommies & daddies that party at night.
 

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Water too cold here for a catfish bite but yesterday I smoked a 5# that bud Jon snagged. Pretty decent & worth revisiting with an ideal box smoker fit 10# when the warming water next Spring restarts the bite.

As posted landing a 40# flattie is possible on 8# gear if you get the urge for a more robust tug.
 

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Hawn, Can't remember the actual reel that this young man was using,tho it sure looks like a Mitchell. However,note the small jig in the big cat's mouth -one of YOUR dartheads,that Sean had tied up and given to that local angler! Didn't take him long to score and join the ranks of jigsters!!
 
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