The Fairfield Recorder (Fairfield, Tex.), Vol. 88, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 18, 1964 Page: 8 of 8
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PAGE EIGHT- THE FAIRFIELD RECORDER, FAIRFIELD, FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JUNE II. 1H4
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OUTDOORS IN TEXAS
By VEBN SANFORD
1 A f la (head
i yellow' catfish is a
But. it turns its nose up at any-
thing having the slightest odor. It
prefers something alive, like a perch
or a crawfish.
' On the other hand, a channel or
Even if you walk,
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blue catfish will eat most any-
Every time 1 talk with a cat fish-;
erman I learn something new. For1
example Biologist' with the State i
Parks and Wildlife Commission;
were fishing the Pecos River. They j
were trying to retrieve some salt
water fish they had transplanted
there. To do so, they used an old
trick that works on the coast for
reds. They baited a trotline with
strips of blue and red plastic and
rubber And they caught some
It just proves that a blue catfish
will tackle most anything digestible,
and indeed a few things that are not.
Whether it is a streamfresh craw-
fish or a stinking chunk of rotten
meat, apparently it makes no dif-
ference whatsoever to the channel
or blue cat. He likes to eat—any-
I once ran into a man on the
Llano River who was cleaning up
on blue cat using chicken entrails
Earthworms long have been a
favorite. And sometimes blue cats I
prefer a trotline baited with chunks
of Ivory soap. Their range of in-
terest is not limited to minnows and
perch or worms and "craw-dads”
but varies widely.
Another fisherman 1 know swears
by the liver and heart of a jack-
Another uses grasshoppers. He
prefers the 'hoppers when a stream
is high and roily.
After a deluge of rain brings
a stream to the crest of its banks,
you can safetiy assume the swift
water is sweeping the grasshoppers
off the shore grass and into the
current Fish learn to look for hop-
pers at such times.
A popular method of fishing a
hopper for cats is to let the ‘hop<-
per ride along the surface, not hin-
dered by any weight. As it struggles
along the surface, swirling crazily
with the flood waters, a cat will
come to the top and scoop it up.
I know a fellow who makes regu-
lar visits to the slaughter house of
a large packing company to get
blood by the bucketfull. He told me
the blood of an old bull is best
since it is tougher and stays on the
hook longer than that from a year-
| ling. He simply lets the blood coagu-
late. then slices it into chunks.
What doesn't coagulate he mixes
with chicken feathers to give it
! substance. He pours the blood in a
; shallow pan and allows it to "ripen"
i in the sun for a day or two. When
it liegins to stink, it is ready.
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Kirgan, Joe Lee, Jr. The Fairfield Recorder (Fairfield, Tex.), Vol. 88, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 18, 1964, newspaper, June 18, 1964; Fairfield, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1106440/m1/8/?q=12th%20Armored%20Memorial%20Museum: accessed May 29, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fairfield Library.