Taking advantage of the wind and drift fishing on a local lake, CatDaddy says he has been getting great results using 4 to 5-inch long fresh shad and catching 25 to 30-pound bluecats. The fish are really strapping on their fall feedbag, he says, and they will eat virtually anything in front of them. Be prepared for them to hit the bait hard and eat it immediately, he says. When it comes to drift fishing, CatDaddy says anglers need to be cautious and keep a close eye on the weather. A nice breeze can turn into stiff winds quickly and the water conditions can change dramatically with those increasing winds. Be prepared, always wear personal floatation devices and be safe! CatDaddy says fall is a really great time to be on the water. The hot dog days of summer have passed and the cooler temperatures sweeping through make it enjoyable to be on the water - even if you aren't catching much.
CatDaddy changes gears briefly to talk crappie fishing and a great new rod out on the market for anglers of every skill level. TACKOBOX SLAB HUNTER spinning rod is a lightweight 10-foot, 2-piece graphite rod that has the balance and action you need for jig fishing, spider rigs, and drift fishing. The rod is very sensitive and an excellent crappie catching machine, CatDaddy says. The standout feature on this rod is an integrated electronic bite alert system, a feature CatDaddy says is really handy. The alert system can be set so you can see and hear when a fish hits your line so you never miss a bite.