Posted by Scott Shaw on September 10, 2005 at 15:22:14:
In Reply to: catfishing wheeler posted by jhef on September 09, 2005 at 16:58:41:
Unless the regs have changed, jugging is still allowed. I haven't this year but actually had them in the boat yesterday but they were upper Pickwick depth, useless in the 30' Upper Wheeler area I was in yesterday.
Got an 11 lb blue on fresh-caught yellowtail, missed a few more and lost a hoss on a whole bream. Fought good but the whole event was screwed up after a bad (actually no) hookset. Wish I had that chance back. Was the largest fish I've had on, maybe ever. Line was slimed forever.
Also learned that 1 and 1.5 oz lead isn't enough on upper Wheeler, lots of current. Areas I tried were from Ditto to Paint Rock River. Just learning the area, but am learning a little each trip.
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