• Dear User,

    We had issues in getting your old password work with the new version of the software, henceforth kindly Reset Your Password here

    You won't be able to login with your old password

    If you do not receive the Password reset request within a few minutes, please check your Junk / Spam E-mail folder just in case the email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If so, select Not Junk, which will allow future messages to get through.

    If you still need assistance, email [email protected]

    We appreciate your patience and understanding on this matter.

Buck Hollow Sporting Goods - click or touch to visit their website Hunterra - Custom Hunting Property Maps

Catfish Rod & Reel Recommendation


Active Member
Looking to get back on the MO river and begin the quest for huge blues and flathead. We had always ran trot lines but I'm looking for a good heavy duty rod/reel combo. Any recommendations?


It is hard to go wrong with a TWC (Tangling with Catfish) Extreme rod paired with an Abu 6500 or 7000 series reel. Its all you need to handle blues or flats of any size.


Active Member
Yeah I've been hearing a lot of good comments on the Abu 6500, the TWC is new to me but will check it out thanks!


Active Member
The Abu 6500 gets praised again and again on the internet but for smaller cats anything will about work. I wouldnt over think it too much , line and hook seems to be the most important to me. Power pro braid is an awesome line, no more breaking off in snags hardly, damn near have to hook up the pickup to get it unsnagged at times.


Well-Known Member
ABU 6500 for sure I like warrior Cat rods medium heavy 6-12 oz sinker weight.. agree on the hooks love Wisker seeker triple treat.... Sounds like fun enjoy...
  • Like
Reactions: SB3


Active Member
Not rod/reel but we caught these blues on trot lines using perch in some backwater of the Missouri near Washington, MO over memorial weekend. 18 & 26lbs. From Friday evening till Monday morning these were the only 2 we caught besides snagging the sturgeon, had it slightly hooked under a scale damn thing was like a dinosaur.

Boeuf Creek 5-28-19.jpg

Top Bottom