Grand Lake 9/5/15
Teaching Trip for Blue Catfish
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Posted on Tuesday Sep 8, 2015 at 8:18 AM  
I took two new customers, Brandon and Donnie, on a teaching trip at Grand Lake for blue catfish.  We started out learning the patterns of gizzard shad and how to throw a cast net.  After they got rid of the taco's and found the pancakes, we ran to a shallow water flat where the wind was blowing in.  It was fish on and rods slamming for about an hour.  It slowed a little and we came back to the realization this was a trip to learn not catch so we pulled anchor and set off to learn drifting.  We marked some fish in 12-18ft of water and set up a drift.  Lots of taste testers, but only hooked up with a couple drifting. 
Sonar time!  We spent a good portion of the trip going over tips and techniques with the HDS 12 and seasonal patterns of blue cat.  To end the trip we went to a deep water flat 25-40ft and completed the day with a couple of doubles dragging baits and learning how to control the boat with the MinnKota. 
These guys were great and were like sponges soaking up the information.  Good times!!!