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First catfish ever, followed by 5 more Details
Name:First catfish ever, followed by 5 more
Created By:ba_kinnar
Details:I got out of work an hour early, so I decided to do some shore fishing from this poison ivy covered spot I've been going to on my lunch breaks.

I've been catching bass like crazy all year, and never really fished for anything else so I figured I'd bring a 2nd rod and try for my first catfish or carp while I work the plastic worm on my first rod.

Within 5 minutes I caught my first catfish, using breadballs smeared in velveeta. I took the worm off my 2nd rod and since I only had an hour I figured I'd just go for bottom feeders. I caught 6 catfish altogether, (3 brown, 2 white, and 1 that appeard to be yellow, but I don't think yellow bullhead live in the river, but who knows.)

I also had something drag out about 75 yards of my line at a high speed and bend my wooden Browning Rod like a question mark before it finally broke my line. The biggest fish I've ever caught is a 5lb bass, so I've never felt anything like it....had to be a carp.

(I also caught a bluegill...who cares?)
Location:Concord River, Billerica MA
Trip Date:7/9/2012
# of Hotspots:1
Hotspot Details: 1. River St Bridge Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:7
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Bullhead Catfish
Fish Length (Avg):0 inches
Fish Length (Max):0 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:Other
Bait Details:Velveeta and bread...who knew?
Location Details:Poison Ivy all over the place. Now that I look at the map, it says it's conservation land...does that mean I'm not supposed to be there? People fish off the bridge 30 yards away all the time, so it should be ok.
# of Photos:1
# of Fish Caught:7
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User Discussion:
alright, i just didnt want to go all the way to end of the street and park in the dirt, thanks for the tip.
08/07/12 05:22 PM

I should also point out, in the two or three times I've gone to this spot since I posted this, I've gotten skunked. There is a family that fishes under the bridge every day, and last week one of them pulled out the biggest freshwater catfish I've ever seen in person though.
08/07/12 04:57 PM

About 50 ft from River St. I just pull as far as I can to the right without going over the hill. So far nobody has hassled me about it.
08/07/12 04:54 PM

where on elsie ave did you park?
08/07/12 04:49 PM

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