Fished Celebration Park East Pond yesterday using bread for bait and the Daiwa Sealine Surf Casting Rod and Penn Squall 15 Reel.
Made a change in how we normally fish bread; instead of forming a bread ball around a J Hook, wrapped the bread in cheese cloth and then secured it to a Circle Hook.
Had a number of strikes but no hook ups until we removed the weight we were using and free-lined the bait. Good thing the surf casting rod/reel combo had no issues casting a weightless baited hook!
Soon after started getting strikes and hook ups. Unfortunately, it was well past dark, so we were unable to get a video of the action and the cell phone battery was low so no pictures either. One Catfish was a Bruiser; the other Catfish went about 17″ in length.
Decided to go back tonight and see if we could get another Catfish before it got too dark for filming. As it turned out, the fish were picky this time… we managed to catch only one. It went about 28″ in length but was smaller than the Bruiser caught yesterday.
Still lots fun! Good thing we brought the surf casting gear as last night’s Bruiser and tonight’s Catfish put a good bend in the rod and had several runs before they were landed!