Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

April 21, 2012

It fun time catching blue catfish on flagging jugs

Sandy is our lake neighbor.

She is holding one nice blue catfish

caught on a flagging jug using live perch for bait.

April 20, 2012

Paul with a nice jug blue catfish

Paul has to show his grand-son Caleb

who is the best at catching cat fish

on jugs.

April 5, 2012

circle hooks

I prefer circle hooks for catfish.

The Mustad 10/0 is a good heavy hook.


Well it was not strong enough

as a big fish straighten it

and kept going.

April 3, 2012

it happened again!


In the same area as before,

one of my smaller jug channel cat has been mauled

by a larger catfish.

He better be careful

as I am looking for him to make one

small mistake.

April 1, 2012

pretty bird on Toledo Bend Lake


This Bald Eagle was preoccupied

and allowed me to get very close

before flying.

March 30, 2012

fishing can be dangerous

I hooked a large blue cat fish on my flagging jug

and brought him into the boat.


He flopped a couple of times

hitting my leg with one of his fins.

It went to the bone.

I cleaned the wound,

added large band-aid

and back to jug fishing.

March 29, 2012

another blue cat on a flagging jug!


March 19, 2012


A new friend, Caleb, shows off a really nice blue catfish.

March 14, 2012


Yes, I was surprise when I checked my minnow trap.

The minnow trap is used to catch non game fish

to be used on my fishing jugs.

The snake went into the trap to get a small perch

and could not get out.

He was near death due to drowning.


I don’t think he was a poisonous snake.

March 13, 2011

Spring Break Lake Conroe fishing has started

Boat is unloaded and we are ready to put the jugs out.


It took a short time to catch this Op.

Catching an Op on cut bait is very unusual.

In all my years of fishing, I can recall only three Ops caught on cut bait.


The next morning  was all jug action

The first jug had this 12# blue.


and then this one tangled


and then another blue


and then a blue and channel on the same jug.

all on cut bait (small bream cut in two pieces).

We put out seven jugs with two circle hooks on each jug.

Total 14 hooks and caught seven fish.


1 Comment »

No wonder he smells like fish!

Comment by Cindy — March 14, 2011 @ 10:46 pm


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