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Catfishing at Sugar cube creek
It was a sweet spot this weekend. A friend and I headed out Friday for a fishing trip. I am not going to give a name. I am sorry if that offends anyone. Fish On
We got there about 5:00 and started to fish. I hooked up with a hoss right off the bat.




We were catching fish at a regular pace and they were on the large side. The average was 20 to 22 inches. We picked up a couple in the 26 to 28 inch range. We fished until midnight but the night fishing was not as good as the day. I ended the evening with 15. here are a few pictures of my friend.




The next day it was on. I started out with a couple af very nice cats in the 26 to 28 inch range






But most looked like this.



We were even catching a few bullys.



I picked up a couple of hitch hikers.




We had an amazing day. Up to this day my best two man fishing day for cats was 50 cats in 12 hours. On Saturday we got 50 channel cats in 6.5 hours. But were not finished we ended up with 53 for the day before this storm came in.



The next day we were up early and going again. The storm that night was nasty and lightning started many fires. We got lucky that the rain put them out. It also cooled the lake off 10 degrees. It also had the bite off a bit. We got another 30 cats before noon.







I got 5 what I would call BIG cats 10 pounds and over, on the trip. I didn't have the oar cam working on this boat so I had to make do.
We ended the trip with 103 catfish. We kept 16 of them for eating. I took 9 and my buddy took 7. We kept fish that were 18 to 21 inches for eating.
All I can say now was wow what a great time. Ron

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Re: [idahoron] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
Wow, that is amazing! Those are some nice cats! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: [atstephens9] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
Thanks for sharing , great report and pictures . Curt G.

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Re: [idahoron] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
Nice cats!...what body/stream is that? Or is that a secret?

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Re: [idahoron] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
Great cats! Looks like the new ride is working out for you.


Wilcam47, It isn't a real creek. Ron doesn't want to expose the area he is fishing on the open Internet. The posts on here are seen by a lot of people. Many of those are not very ethical and will totally fish-out a cat fish area since there isn't a limit on them. But he is a great guy and will give you lots of help in a PM or on general cat fishing. He really knows Idaho cats!

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Re: [cpierce] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
had no idea there were channel cats in there . caught tons of bullheads over the years .but haven't fished there in ages either. good job !
and your secrets safe with me .
(This post was edited by hulapopper on Jul 17, 2012, 6:29 AM)

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Re: [cpierce] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
cpierce wrote:
Great cats! Looks like the new ride is working out for you.


Wilcam47, It isn't a real creek. Ron doesn't want to expose the area he is fishing on the open Internet. The posts on here are seen by a lot of people. Many of those are not very ethical and will totally fish-out a cat fish area since there isn't a limit on them. But he is a great guy and will give you lots of help in a PM or on general cat fishing. He really knows Idaho cats!

Understandable...I do want to get catching fish! Basically waiting on my move...I have a month left in this crappy state called Maryland.

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Re: [wilcam47] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
I think that there are some good cat fishing areas in the north part of the state also. A few have been posted on in the past. You might do a search in the Idaho forum for past posts.

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Re: [wilcam47] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
Wilcam,
You should have good catfishing in maryland! I lived there for a while and loved fishing there.
Awesome fishing Ron! Someday I'll figure out the whole catfish thing and hopefully have a day like that!

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Wilcam,
You should have good catfishing in maryland! I lived there for a while and loved fishing there.
Awesome fishing Ron! Someday I'll figure out the whole catfish thing and hopefully have a day like that!

Theres good fishing out here...just need a boat to get most places...and its Electric motor on freshwater lakes...which sucks...I went out this past friday and we caught bout 20 or so blue cats...Sly

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sorry ron don't wanna junk up your thread
(This post was edited by badger126 on Jul 17, 2012, 8:57 AM)

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Re: [idahoron] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
Great report Ron, And whoa those are some nice cat's!! Thanks for sharing the trip.

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Re: [idahoron] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
Ron,

I dont think you got a meal there! maybe with the catfish you might but those frog legs look a little on the small side. Did they at least sing to you for giving them a free ride?

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Re: [idahoron] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: [cpierce] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
Thanks everyone.
cpierce, This is actually my old ride. This is the old Creek Co that I used a few years ago. I held on to it to use as a loaner. The new boat came in today I will be posting pics soon. Wink Ron

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Re: [idahoron] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
I noticed that the wind/storm really made the water muddy. Did that cut back on the catching for awhile?

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Re: [cpierce] Catfishing at Sugar cube creek In reply to
I got off the water before that big stuff hit the fan. We waited for the storm to blow over and lightning started some fires. Luck was with us. We just about to load up and pull out when the rain started. We got lucky. I cooked up some catfish and had dinner. The next morning the water was 72. It was 86 when we got off the night before. We saw a little slow down but we fished about 6 hours and got over 30 fish. It was slower than the day before but it was still very good. Ron