Is this catfish Bait too big? | Dieter Melhorn Fishing

Is this catfish Bait too big? | Dieter Melhorn Fishing

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Is this Catfish Bait too big? Dieter Melhorn brings you a much awaited answer.

If you fish for catfish, you've probably heard of Santee Cooper. These lakes in South Carolina are home to world record catfish, including the world record channel catfish that to this day have never been broken. Blue catfish topping 100 pounds have been caught here, and the world record channel catfish came from Santee Cooper. Santee Cooper catfishing is known around the world as the premier place in America for trophy catfish.

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If you fish for catfish, you've probably heard of Santee Cooper. These lakes in South Carolina are home to world record catfish, including the world record channel catfish that to this day have never been broken. Blue catfish topping 100 pounds have been caught here, and the world record channel catfish came from Santee Cooper. Santee Cooper catfishing is known around the world as the premier place in America for trophy catfish. SANTEE DRIFTERS DRIFTING SINKERS: https://santeedrifters.com JIMMY's YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBA... TO CHECK OUT OR BUY THE GEAR I USE CLICK HERE: https://dietermelhornfishing.com/gear FOR A GUIDED FISHING TRIP WITH ME CLICK HERE: https://dietermelhornfishing.com/guid... ***CONTACT INFORMATION*** MY WEBSITE: http://www.dietermelhornfishing.com EMAIL: dmelhorn@carolina.rr.com If you have products you would like us to demo, or others items you would like to send by mail, you can use the following address. For a street shipping address for larger items please email us. Dieter Melhorn PO BOX 172 Cramerton, NC 28032 The Fishing Gear I Use: ANDE MONSTER MONOFILAMENT FISHING LINE: https://amzn.to/3NiBoPg ANDE LEADER MATERIAL: https://amzn.to/3lb7HU5 GAMAKATSU HOOKS: https://amzn.to/3FJvC6F BOONE PLIARS: https://amzn.to/3PmxvdJ LOWRANCE SONAR: https://amzn.to/39ow2mz BOGA GRIP: https://amzn.to/3l8RvCL DEMON DRAGON BLANKS: https://amzn.to/3ldVQEG Reels: ABU GARCIA 6500 C3: https://amzn.to/3sxvBwX ABU GARCIA CATFISH SPECIAL REEL: https://amzn.to/3MeXh1y PISCIFUN BAITCASTING REEL: https://amzn.to/3MflLIf KAST KING BAITCASTING REEL: https://amzn.to/3L9mTM9 LEWS BAITCASTING REEL: https://amzn.to/3NgPIYg Rods: CATCH THE FEVER: https://catchthefever.com/?afmc=melhorn MY CAMERA GEAR Main Camera: https://amzn.to/2wQXORR GoPro Cameras: https://amzn.to/2wY6rLx Tripod: https://amzn.to/2M5RgEz Microphone: https://amzn.to/2wSCY5k Waterproof Case: https://amzn.to/2MSNzaL Micro SD Camera Cards: https://amzn.to/2NmscxH LaCie Hard Drives: https://amzn.to/2M09DLb MY CLOTHING Katfish Apparel: http://katfishclothing.com/?aff=2 Costa Sunglasses: https://amzn.to/2NRqT6Y Camo Crocs: https://amzn.to/2wLM436 Grundens Rain Gear: https://amzn.to/2oO5L6Q BOAT GEAR Yeti Coolers: https://amzn.to/2Nm4Yb6 Head Lamps: https://amzn.to/2M7Poex Marine Band Radio: https://amzn.to/2QcbaRK EPIRB: https://amzn.to/2MX9GwH #worldrecordcatfish #santeecoopercatfish #santeecoopercatfishing

Published on July 24, 2022

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hey guys I'm Dieter melhorn have you
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tried using chicken for catfish bait and
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have you wondered does it only catch
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channel catfish will it catch blue
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catfish will it even catch a flathead
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well in this video we're going to try to
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answer some of those questions as I go
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fishing on Sandy Cooper with Jimmy from
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fishing and gear outdoor entertainment
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here on YouTube
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it's a massive chicken
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he's got these little flimsy rods he's
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used to using his big b m rods I don't
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think he's a big guy because just
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well we just get the chicken you got off
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oh actually I thought he was on there
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because of this action
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do it do it let's switch them and see if
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that makes a difference he obviously has
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half of a chicken we're gonna put on his
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rig and you've got a demon dragons on
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yours too right so we're gonna put his
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hooks on we're gonna see if it makes a
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difference he already does not like my
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boat and was my rig my hooks are too
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small upgrade on the hooks and the rigs
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and I just happened to bring three
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tell me about the singers what are they
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called again Santee Drifters snag really
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sneakers he's got a release feature
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sticker gets snagged up about 10 pounds
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of pressure to pop loose very cool I
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think we'll find them uh CNG
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drifters.com or you can put hashtag
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Santi drip as always I'll put you a link
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down in the description below where you
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can check them out and get them
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especially they start catching fish here
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you're going to want to buy them since
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you've got this light line I'm gonna go
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six reps right you can go about four or
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five he's running how big 80 pound line
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80 pound leader how big is the line on
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your boat 50 60 60 pound line on this
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I'm expecting a world record he's not
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gonna know how to act if he catches a 15
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pound fish on one of these rods put that
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big old Mama piece of chicken on there
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see now are you feeling better
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do you feel better now are you feeling
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better already okay we missed on your
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small hook that could have been that
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could have been something nice that
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could have been a state record uh-oh
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uh-oh he's going to guilt me into it
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here he's also not I did sweeten the
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deal the one thing I sweetened him on
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here he's got the Mack Daddy reel on his
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side of the boat just real this rig is
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going to get it done you catch a 60
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pound fish on that Rod you're you're
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going to be hurting one thing guys
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you'll learn fish enough and fishing
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with different people when you get off
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of your boat onto somebody else's no
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matter how much they fish how good they
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are how nut you are out of your comfort
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zone it's it's fun to have somebody like
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him who's a great fisherman on here
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getting into uh the awkward zone so he's
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gonna end up catching the fish down here
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but
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now that's the bigger version of the
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demon dragon the ones I have tested were
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the smaller birds those are much larger
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and will float a much larger bait than
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the original version I think they seem
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louder it seems like the shell on them
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is louder harder or something they come
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as a patented mold to use too A lot of
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the copycats are just using a soil stick
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or something a lot louder than the
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original ones
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improved clinch knot yeah I learned it
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from your Channel
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like uh Steve Douglas snail knot
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learned it from his Channel all right so
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tell me this about that snail knot okay
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but if you if you have to cut that hook
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say you swallowed it okay can you tie
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another one straight on to the end there
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or do you have to cut this on this side
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again I'm going to convince him before
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the end of the day to go to the uni
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snail knot so he never has to cut the
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other end
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all right so show me your rig show me
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your rig here okay so nocturnal Nation
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10 ought whisker Seeker 80 and then you
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got your demon dragon now which demon
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dragon do you know which version that is
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I think they got a couple of different
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it just says okay yeah just a nocturnal
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Nation one okay and then I go swivel and
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then a quick release hookers terminal
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tackle swivel drift Sinker goes on there
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so you got some heavy heavy weight
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stuffer how heavy is your leader 80 80.
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yeah look at this hook
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Dragon big piece of chicken you ain't
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got no excuse now you have no excuse
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whatsoever it ain't getting off now okay
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I'm gonna gouge the eyes out on this
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poor little thing
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the bad part is we left that one
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I have a gear and there's like a 200
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yards lineup yeah
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I'll let you use one of these rods over
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here William will you let me use one of
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your one of your rigs with a big old
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piece of chicken
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oh oh he's a smack Cocker I love this
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man this is a smooth reel it's a nice
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reel it's it's
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If Money Was No Object that's what I
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would tell everybody to buy that's one
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pipeline tackle worked on did their
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super tune on it I'd say Cass that those
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ain't the best rods for casting you put
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that onto a heavier action rod with some
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weight and sling it forever yeah I
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noticed the ladder action the casting is
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a little bit different
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see liftable and edible uh I don't know
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these rugs
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I think he's liftable I'm just looking
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and saying oh possibly maybe not oh he's
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not hooked good though hang on hang on
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be bigger than I thought how many times
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have I said that color on the fish yeah
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that's what that's what this fancy grip
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though I didn't have you do it I I don't
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you know your thumb up
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that's how we do it there we go get a
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good shot I think yep good fat fish you
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feel better now that you caught one on
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your picture
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big piece of chicken one demon dragon
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one Gator side nothing getting ready to
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get him back in chunking okay
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there you go buddy man doesn't like my
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burger grip my booger grip is pretty it
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weighed it and everything I saved his
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thumb once he gets an infected thumb
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he'll be wanting a bugger invite me to
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fishing and get uh you know oh I love it
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man I love it this is fun what are you
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doing with that little bitty piece of
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chicken now
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that's about the same size you had a
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half a chicken on there a minute ago
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I think your eyes are getting bigger the
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hooks the hooks are making it look
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smaller that's what it is the hooks yeah
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let's go about Palm size okay
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oh yeah he's there I don't know if he's
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big as your fish he hit it like he was
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as big as your fish
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a little chicken guys don't say anything
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I was a little piece of chicken
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they're gonna they're gonna
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hey
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it's even gonna shame me back here with
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his big giant are you gonna say I know
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what he's gonna say he's gonna say that
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fish would be bigger if you had a big
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piece of bait on it
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oh is it getting a little bigger oh is
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it getting bigger oh I think he just got
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bigger oh he growing they grow sometime
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he might be Meddle
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of course yeah of course you know it
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could be three pounds on these flimsy
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rods this man here uses these big giant
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rods
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could be a three pounder we'll see
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decent fish decent fish
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getting our money's worth out of this
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one
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10 feet down we're right in the dip it
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looks like we rolled back off this hunt
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on the front side he's gonna be at least
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three pounds
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easy
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I'm gonna bring him to you this time
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I got older
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about a bang
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by the bay we're going to use that silly
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poo boy Boga grip to weigh it here in a
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second
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good fish good fish
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happy to have that one
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we're good pick here's what I'm gonna do
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I'm gonna put you out on this side of
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the boat and you can go get you a big
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piece of chicken okay
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boom well there you go guys we're
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catching some fish we're catching them
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on big baits we're catching them on
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small baits we are putting some fish in
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the boat the bike was over all slow but
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we kept on drifting this area because we
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knew fish were there is it was going on
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the fall and that thing is swimming an
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awful lot left to right
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he was in the ocean I say shark
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but that's an awful lot of left to right
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swimming
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how deep are we seven feet he may be
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trying to find deep water too
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I'm gonna try to bring him to this side
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since he cleared the drifts up there you
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go
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yeah
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we'll run that one to there let me get
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hole in the middle
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yeah that's funny he hit it on the fall
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I just seen line all of a sudden go
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shoot shoot we're gonna take that
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striper catfish
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we're only at seven feet I'm almost
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saying catfish he's trying to find deep
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water I think he is too I'm gonna stick
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with catfish I think it's a decent fish
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and it's not a giant fish
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yep we were right oh
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boom in the net
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nice one
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barely made 13.
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and if he would take a big poop right
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now he would probably weigh 12 pounds
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because his belly is full of rocks
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that's muscle sales
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all right fishy thank you for the show
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good hit on the way down too
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all right folks pay attention on this
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next fish what you didn't get to see was
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the takedown it was on the planer board
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and I have never seen a planter board go
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underwater like it did with this fish
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what I really want you to pay particular
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attention to are the rods in the
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background because while I was fighting
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this fish we got hooked up on another
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fish and didn't even realize it till the
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end
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I have no idea what that fishing is dude
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that may be
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a sturgeon
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I don't think they're in here
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that's a massive whatever it is
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thanks sir
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I've never seen the planer board get
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buried like that I've done it a couple
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times no
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foreign
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look how close we are to where I caught
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my TV
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stay button babe
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[Applause]
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bugs off of me
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if this is good you only got service
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that's good too I could tell this is a
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good fish I'm still not convinced it's a
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catfish that was a massive run on that
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well he's still coming straight to you
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though ain't going side to side
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that's true
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I think we got a little more control
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over him now
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foreign
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don't come to the top do not come to the
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top stay down stay down stay down stay
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down stay down stay down
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stay down if you'll unclip that I'm
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gonna try to keep it tight there you go
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see
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easy easy
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like sun and more yeah you're still
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hooked good
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you are still hooked
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playing on this side perfect
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work you away from the drift side
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drag slow
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all right stay down go back down get
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away from that sock you know what go
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ahead and pull it in
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it's a good fish guy
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you may get a shot at him straight out
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the back of the boat
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okay
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there we go
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you know what he's coming back over here
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he's playing over here
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I look like a d I seen a little bit of
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color yeah
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he's at least 10 pounds yeah
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foreign
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that's all right I'm kind of nourishing
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him up
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got him he's in a net
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it's a decent fish I think he's at least
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eight pounds
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dude thank you why am I not so nervous
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because you had the net it's worse when
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it's somebody else's fish dude I have to
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get it off the cleat there we go oh
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Jesus he's gonna go over 30. he may have
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a fish on that outside the inner board
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all right well let's do is yours in
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edible
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kind of flatty
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come on come here come here come here
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whoa doubled up on some pigs
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dude that's a flat head wow oh chicken
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there you go guys two great fish one in
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the upper 50s one around 40. great fish
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anywhere you go in the country and both
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of them came on chicken so which is
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better big pieces of chicken small
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pieces of chicken well it's like I've
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said before guys one trip doesn't make a
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determination on what is best whether it
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be for a bait a hook a fishing rod or
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your style of fishing you got to get out
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there and fish you got to try things
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over a long period of time to get a
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really good feel me personally I fish
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with smaller pieces Jimmy he likes using
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larger pieces the man catches fish go
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check his channel out you'll see him
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catching fish on those bigger pieces I
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fish with the smaller ones main reason
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being I think these fish are kind of
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keyed in on feeding on mussels when
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they're eating these things so that's
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the way I go that's the way I work he
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does it different the bottom line is
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obviously from this this video both ways
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work well folks if you made it this far
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thank you for watching here are a couple
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more videos that I think you're gonna
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like I'd watch that one and then that
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one no no do do that one first and then
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that one I I'm just watch them both
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they're both good

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