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Who goes noodling? #7318127
07/31/21 02:31 PM
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Vernal, Utah, USA
Dan Barnhurst Offline OP
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Who on here goes noodling? It looks funner than heck! Might have to put it on my bucket list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCuKHdGq6Ks


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Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318137
07/31/21 02:48 PM
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I know quite a few who do. I like fish but not that much considering there's other ways to get them.

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318139
07/31/21 02:53 PM
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I do.

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318154
07/31/21 03:09 PM
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Maybe fun, but it's devastating to the breeding size cat's.


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Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318157
07/31/21 03:11 PM
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Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: BigBob] #7318158
07/31/21 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by BigBob
Maybe fun, but it's devastating to the breeding size cat's.


Maybe.... but the places that have been famous for noodling forever keep producing tons of giant flats year after year.

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318160
07/31/21 03:18 PM
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I would do it, in fact I'd love to do it, but it's illegal here. My dad told me stories of him and my uncle doing it, nearly 70 years ago. Like I said I'd do it in heartbeat if it were legal to do so.

This is as close as we can get to it...


Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Pirogue] #7318162
07/31/21 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Pirogue
Originally Posted by BigBob
Maybe fun, but it's devastating to the breeding size cat's.


Maybe.... but the places that have been famous for noodling forever keep producing tons of giant flats year after year.


Numbers of flathead cats noodled doesn't even make the tiniest of dents in the numbers caught by professional fishermen. I think that rumor was made up by guys jealous or too scared to noodle them. Like catch and release BS on bass, there may be something small to it but not to the extent some want you to believe.

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318170
07/31/21 03:32 PM
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Exactly. We took 30-50 pound fish out of the same holes for 20 years in a small lake in Western Oklahoma and when the drought ruined the spots we were still getting them just as steadily as we were 20 years before. But I have also turned a lot of fish loose and caught them again later. I caught the same female out of the same hole 4 years running.

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318171
07/31/21 03:34 PM
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It's a very effective way to catch fish. We always go underneath flat rocks on the bottom of the river. Just keep your fingertips on the bottom or you'll get bit which is always a surprise. I will not go in holes in the bank...


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Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318212
07/31/21 04:35 PM
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Getting bit is half the fun Gary! Nothing like feeling a rush of water coming up with you and the next thing you know there's a 45 pounder Biting down halfway up your forearm! When they hit you people around you can hear it above the water and feel the rock shake.

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318219
07/31/21 04:47 PM
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I'm familiar with that. smile I remember a fella ducking under water to go under a rock and seeing his baseball cap come off when he ducked under and floated down the river with the current. Red, white, and blue hat as a matter of fact.


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Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318301
07/31/21 05:45 PM
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That's a big one right there.
https://youtu.be/NytvPgoN5tc


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Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318580
07/31/21 11:19 PM
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I agree ADC the amount of fish that can continually e taken out of lake or river amazing
We have gotten into taggin a few the past couple years and keepin what we will eat and it’s like there is an endless supply of them
I have noticed depending on the lake or river the will be an average size to what you catch
Kinda like showing a pic of a couple 30 lb flatheads with the knife just to hear the squeal lol

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7318581
07/31/21 11:19 PM
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I sure like to noodle. This year water been up some. [Linked Image]
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Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: BigBob] #7318838
08/01/21 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by BigBob
Maybe fun, but it's devastating to the breeding size cat's.


Totally anecdotal BS put out by some fish and game agencies. They have zero research showing that noodling effects catfish populations.

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7319205
08/01/21 06:16 PM
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Matt28, those are nice catfish even if you look nothing like Hannah Barron LOL


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Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Leftlane] #7319336
08/01/21 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Matt28, those are nice catfish even if you look nothing like Hannah Barron LOL



I have never done it, but I sure do like to watch Hannah Barron do it on you tube. I can't put buy finger on how she makes it so interesting, but she sure does.

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Leftlane] #7319340
08/01/21 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Matt28, those are nice catfish even if you look nothing like Hannah Barron LOL

She just has something I don't I guess lol. I love watching her on you tube also.

Re: Who goes noodling? [Re: Dan Barnhurst] #7319481
08/01/21 11:43 PM
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I think it's her accent Matt.

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