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#1378699 - 06/22/09 10:13 PM Need catfish help on Old Hickory
TNDeerGuy
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I have pretty much been a bass fisherman since moving to Nashville 13 years ago from Soddy-Daisy, north of Chattanooga. I'm interested in jugging for cats on the lower end of Old Hickory. Unfortunately and I'm ashamed to say, I just don't know much about cats except they are good eating. I don't expect anyone to give up their spots, but any information or tips would be greatly appreciated.
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#1378731 - 06/22/09 10:37 PM Re: Need catfish help on Old Hickory [Re: TNDeerGuy]
hunter drew
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What kind of bait you using. Try some live bait with your jugs also try some skipjack
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#1379097 - 06/23/09 09:28 AM Re: Need catfish help on Old Hickory [Re: hunter drew]
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Define for me what you mean by lower end. I might be able to help.
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#1379101 - 06/23/09 09:32 AM Re: Need catfish help on Old Hickory [Re: bowriter]
TNDeerGuy
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From Shutes Branch to the dam and to answer the other question... I have used liver, chicken breast and shrimp and only manage to catch a straggler every now and then.
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#1379531 - 06/23/09 01:37 PM Re: Need catfish help on Old Hickory [Re: TNDeerGuy]
thor3030
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You might ask rsimms if he has fished Old Hickory. I have not had much luck with catfish at the end towards the dam. Usually better back up towards Gallatin, Steam Plant. Are you fishing during the day or at night?
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#1379617 - 06/23/09 02:50 PM Re: Need catfish help on Old Hickory [Re: thor3030]
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Can't help you on that part of the lake, sorry.
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#1379804 - 06/23/09 04:30 PM Re: Need catfish help on Old Hickory [Re: bowriter]
TNDeerGuy
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no prob, thanks for trying to help bowriter! Thor, I am fishing primarily at night. I've tried deep, shallow, drops, flats....I just hardly have any knowledge about what cats like and don't like and their patterns. I thought shallow flats near rocks...but so far that has been a total bust.
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#1379891 - 06/23/09 05:47 PM Re: Need catfish help on Old Hickory [Re: TNDeerGuy]
jakeway
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I've caught a few cats trolling crankbaits across the mouths of creeks in that end of the lake. Find the 20 foot depth and troll a deep diver.

Or fish live bait in the same areas. Free-line a 4" minnow or bluegill, or fish one under a slip bobber set at 2 to 5 feet off the bottom.
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#1379918 - 06/23/09 06:15 PM Re: Need catfish help on Old Hickory [Re: jakeway]
buckdead
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use two or three diffrent baits. i like to use live blue gill, catapla worms, and maybe some cut bait. if you can find you a catapala tree i beleive that is the magic catfish bait on jugs.
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#1379978 - 06/23/09 07:04 PM Re: Need catfish help on Old Hickory [Re: buckdead]
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I go in the creeks way up the lake
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