Creeking

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by mudhole crossing, May 27, 2018.

  1. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    I used to catch the fire out of Red Eye (some call 'em rock bass) on gold devils and large and small mouth bass on soft crawls. Did OK with lures, but would catch tons every time on live bait.
     
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  2. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Last few trips we've used live minnows that we seined up. Water dogs are awesome too. Artificial bait I've used with success are rapala minnows, big O, plastic lizards and 3" brown or watermelon grubs on a jig head.
     
  3. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    I've done OK with Rooster Tails. If the creek ever flooded and the ditches along beside it flooded--and when the creek would go down and trapped cat fish...a rooster tail would tear 'em up. Was kind of a fish trap, but fun as a kid. Usually would just throw them back in the creek (except for the couple we'd save for dinner--LOL).
     
  4. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I've never tried bullheads
     
  5. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    I'd catch flatheads and bullheads. Both eat good.
     
  6. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    My goal is to teach him everything I know about the outdoors. Fish, deer hunt, squirrel hunt, turkey hunt, shrooming, Camp fire grill outs, hog killings, deer skinning, ginsenging, or whatever it takes. Expose him to everything I know, if he chooses not, I've tried.
     
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  7. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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  8. Dark Cloud

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    He needs to hunt with a good tree dog too
     
  9. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I agree. Coon and squack dog. My dad been wanting to take him night hunting but he still sees boogers after dark lol.
     
  10. Luther's Feist

    Luther's Feist 6 pointer

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    If all else fails a good tree dog will get him hooked
     
  11. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I've been with some the best coon and squack dogs that has ever laid paws on a tree. I know a lot would like to throw their dog up against em, but they are sure enjoyable to follow. Most of my early hunting experience was behind a hound, beagle, bird dog, or a mixed up mut that would run rabbits, tree squirrels, hole a groundhog, or tree a possum.
     
  12. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    You dont know what you’re missing
     
  13. JR PORTER

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    I remember one time my cousin and I were wading Beaver creek in Floyd Co fishing for bass flippin artificial nightcrawlers. Well I was probably about 12 yrs old and I got hung up on the other side of the creek on a tree limb, as I was wading across the creek trying to shake loose my line my cousin saw this stick afloating down the creek and waited until it got right beside me and hollered SNAKE! Well I believed I was walking on water coming out of there, we still laugh about that!
     
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  14. nock

    nock 12 pointer

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    Use the bullheads to catch flatheads.
     
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  15. KYBOY

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    Great flathead bait and stay alive on the hook forever
     
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