Small creek catfishing

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by KYBOY, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

    Apr 21, 2005
    Some snaggy small creek fishing. Floated cut bluegill over downed logs.
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  2. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    We use to cane pole beaver creek a lot growing up. I seen my uncle come out one morning ,a little bit above the midas bridge there above hueyville, with seven twenty inches or better.Had another uncle use to catch a bunch from eastern to mouth of wilson creek.Use to be some deep water through in that area.
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  3. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 10 pointer

    Is that the abu garcia ambassador reel?
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    RLWEBB 12 pointer

    Nov 30, 2005
    Staffordsville, KY
    Yeah, that an Abu Garcia. I’m not sure of the size though. Maybe a 6500. I’m sure others will chime in and tell you the size. I fish Shimano reels but those round Abu Garcias are great reels and are built like tanks.
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  5. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 10 pointer

    I read alot about them. Im after the 6500 myself. Though they come in 6000 and 7000 too. Ohhh man, i cant wait to own one!
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019
  6. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

    Sep 1, 2011
    Eubank, Ky
    The 6500's are great dual purpose big game reels. I use mine for both catfishing and striper fishing. The clicker is a great bonus to an even better reel. Buy the real ones from Sweden though not the imitations. The imitations have plastic line guides on top of the reel that help even out the line on the spool, the real ones are all stainless.
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  7. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

    Apr 21, 2005
    That’s a 6600 rocket. Same size as a 6500 but with a thumb bar..
    Good reels but my favorite cat reel is the Penn Fanthom.. it’s got an amazing drag(about 30lb’s)big line capacity and is super smooth all metal construction.
    They actually don’t cost much more than the Swedish Abu’s and are twice the reel. Not a knock on Abu’s but the Fanthoms are in another weight class
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  8. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 10 pointer

    What model fanthom you like? Im going to search it a bit
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  9. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

    Apr 21, 2005
    A 15 to 25 is great for cats. 25 is a bit large so may want to start looking at the 15-20.. they are a little pricey at around $150(many places are $199 but you can find them for $150-$160) but many of the Abu’s are near that much..
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019
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  10. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 10 pointer

    Grabbed up a Abu 6500 c3 yesterday, regular not the special. Dang its nice!
    Lost a 2-3lb cat last night at the bank but the reel felt great
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  11. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2003
    Underground Bunker in KY
    I would like to have another Abu Garcia 2500. They are hard to beat for ultra light fishing. I had one but let a friend have it.
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